Enter the free Blue Hills Photo Contest!

Welcome to the Friends of the Blue Hills. We are a 1,000+ member non-profit organization devoted to preserving and protecting the Blue Hills Reservation’s natural beauty, diverse natural habitats and many recreational opportunities. Come and explore the Blue Hills

Discover what is happening in the Blue Hills

... nature in your backyard

Blue Hills Guide

Want to explore more of the Blue Hills? Download the authoritative guide to the Blue Hills Reservation!

Click here to download the guide. 


Volunteering doesn’t need to be a big time commitment.

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Recommended Trails

Want to hike the Blue Hills, but don’t know where to begin? Visit our recommended trails page for the best hiking near Boston.

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Help protect the park from inappropriate development — and help care for the trails and forests for years to come! Donate Now!

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... bring your family, your dog or just yourself and enjoy!

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The Blue Hills needs friends like you. By becoming a member you will help protect the park from development (like past proposals for a hotel and private parking lot!), help maintain the trails and keep the forests healthy!


Join 1,000 others and become a member today!


Your membership will: Protect 7,000 acres Maintain 125 miles of trails Give 100,000 visitors the gift of the Blue Hills!

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Friends of the Blue Hills
Friends of the Blue Hills16 hours ago
We sat down to interview David Hudson, a Member of the Friends of the Blue Hills and mental health professional. We touch on his experiences with the Blue Hills, his membership, and the intersection of his profession and nature. Be sure to check out our Q&A with David on our website!
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Friends of the Blue Hills2 days ago
Happy #NationalTrailsDay! Thank you to everyone who has helped us keep our trails beautiful. Let us know if you got out on the trails today! 💙🥾

#lovebluehills #bluehillsreservation #explore
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Friends of the Blue Hills3 days ago
Here's a beautiful photo of Houghton's Pond submitted to our free 2023 Photo Contest by Amy Entler. Thank you Amy, and be sure to enter or vote for your favorite: https://friendsofthebluehills.org/photo-contest-voting/ 📸💙🍃
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Friends of the Blue Hills4 days ago
June is membership month!

Here's a sneak peak at an interview we had with one of our amazing members, David! Be sure to keep an eye out for a blog post highlighting David's experience with the Blue Hills Reservation and being a member.

"I wanted to be a part of something bigger...Being able to give a little bit to an organization that is really determined in protecting this wildlife, making it better, and keeping it around for the future is really important," said David.

Thank you to Farley Sullivan for the beautiful photo submitted to our 2023 Photo Contest!
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Friends of the Blue Hills5 days ago
Our Boots N' Brews event has one spot left, so be sure to register at the link below if you would like to explore the Blue Hills Reservation, meet new people, and sample some delicious beers! 🍻💙🥾

Even if the event sells out, be sure to register for our waitlist. You may be contacted to attend!

Friends of the Blue Hills News

See Your Impact: Annual Report 2022

A huge thank you to all our members, supports, volunteers and leaders for helping to care for the Blue Hills. Read the 2022 Annual Report today to learn how you have made a positive impact on the park we all love.  

Action Alert: Contact Your State Senator

Please contact your state senator today to let him or her know you value our state parks and want to make sure they are adequately funded. See sample email below. The Senate Ways and Means has just released its version of the state budget.  The budget is $2.7 million...

125-Mile Club Participant (and finisher!): Matthew Thomas

Matthew Thomas completed the 125-Mile Club hike… and then reflected on his journey.  He says, “I didn't strive to take the most "efficient" route - more so I would think "where do I want to go and what do I want to see today?" And then would see what I haven't done...

125-Mile Club Enthusiastic Participant: Loraine Sumner

Loraine Sumner is one the hundreds of enthusiastic participants in the 125-Mile Club!  To challenge yourself to explore all 125 miles of trails in the Blue Hills, learn more and sign up here. Loraine reveals below what inspires her to hike... and the meaning she found...

Action Alert: Contact Your State Rep to Support Our Parks

Please contact your state legislator today to let them know you value our state parks and want to make sure they are adequately funded.  See sample email below. While more people than ever are visiting state parks like the Blue Hills, funding to support the park...

Explore More this May: Free events to celebrate the 125-Mile Club Challenge

Are you stuck in your routine?  Want to see new sights?  Meet new people?  Then #ExploreMore and sign up for the 125-Mile Club! Whether or not you sign up for the 125-Mile Club, you're welcome to join us for any of the special celebration events this May!  You do need...

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