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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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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Looking for a volunteer opportunity, or something new and interesting to do? We have numerous volunteer positions here at Friends of the Blue Hills. Listen to testimonials and learn more:
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The Friends and Widowmaker Brewing will be holding another Boots ‘n Brews on December 10th, from 10a.m. to 1p.m.! Join us for a moderate two hour hike. Afterwards, participants 21 and older can visit Widowmaker Brewing to enjoy some drinks. More information and sign-up can be found here –
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It may be getting colder, but there’s still plenty of trails in the #BlueHills left to hike! Which trail is your favorite? Tell us down below ⬇️ #hiking #winter
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What is it Wednesday. What do you see in this tree’s bumpy trunk? A face? An animal? Tell us down below ⬇️#naturelover

Friends of the Blue Hills News

DCR Blue Hills Deer Management 2023 Program

The following is information from the: Department of Conservation and Recreation on the Blue Hills State Reservation White-Tailed Deer Management Program 2023 The 2023 permitted archery deer hunt will take place over the course of 11 days on Mondays through Thursdays...

Giving Smart: How You Can Optimize Your Giving Strategies for Immediate Impact and Long-Term Legacy

Want to learn to make the biggest impact possible through strategic giving? Do you want to create a lasting legacy? Check out this video, where you’ll learn ways to do both! Many thanks to Martha Payne for lending her expertise and demystifying financial planning....

Important Update from the Friends of the Blue Hills

Milton, MA, September 19, 2023  – The Friends of the Blue Hills, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and preservation of the Blue Hills Reservation, today announced that  Judy Lehrer Jacobs, their esteemed Executive Director, will move on after an...

Your Chance to ‘Adopt-a-Forest’

As you travel the Blue Hills' trails, you pass through over 7,000 acres that serve as vital habitat for a multitude of wildlife.  The habitat that wildlife depend on, however, is degraded by invasive species.  Invasive plants, like mile-a-minute vine, grow quickly and...

Volunteer Highlight: Charlie Crosby – a Passion for Conservation

By Lauren Magee Meet Charlie Crosby, a passionate and dedicated individual who embodies the spirit of conservation and community engagement. As an active volunteer and member of the Friends of the Blue Hills, Charlie has become an integral part of the organization's...

Public Hearing: Quincy – Intersection improvements at Willard Street and Ricciuti Drive

In response to advocacy by Quarry Hills Citizen Advocates, and with the help of Councilor-At-Large Ann Mahoney, the Mass. Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has organized a public hearing regarding proposed improvements to the Willard St- Ricciuti Drive...

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