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. 


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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 News

Maple Sugar Festival *CANCELED

Maple Sugar Festival March 28 and 29, 10 am - 3 pm Join Mass Audubon’s Blue Hills Trailside Museum and the Massachusetts DCR to continue a more than 20-year-old tradition of making maple syrup at Brookwood Farm in Milton. Put on your boots and flannel shirt and join...

Blue Hills Member Challenge

Protect the Blue Hills Today Your Gift Will Inspire Others to Give Donate now, and your gift, along with each dollar raised in response to this letter, will be pooled to form the Blue Hills Member Challenge Fund.  During the spring Earth Day campaign, we’ll ask others...

Happy Valentine’s Day! #LoveBlueHills

We love the way you #LoveBlueHills and love to share the Blue Hills with the ones you love! Nora Bender met her husband, Tom at the DCR Blue Hills Dog Days of Summer Hike in 2003. Years later their love for each other and their love for the Blue Hills has only grown!...

How to Prepare for the Winter Fest Night Hike

Join us at the 2020 Winter Fest Night Hike! Tuesday, February 25, from 5-8 p.m. at Blue Hills Ski Area: Night Hike begins at 7pm We hope you will join us for chili tasting, live Irish music, reduced rates for skiing... and a night hike! If you'd like to join us for...

Beat the Winter Blues at Winter Fest!

Join us on Tuesday, February 25, from 5-8 p.m. at the Blue Hills Ski Area, 4001 Washington St (Rt 138) Canton Join the Friends of the Blue Hills and the Blue Hills Ski Area for an evening of winter fun at Winter Fest!  Come for a night hike or get your exercise on the...

Basic Map and Compass Navigation

Ever get lost while hiking?  Then this session is for you! 

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