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 News

Congressional Candidate Town Hall on the Environment

What do the candidates of the 8th Congressional District say about the environmental issues you care about? Hear directly from candidates, Dr. Robbie Goldstein and U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch, and learn how they will address the challenges facing our communities....

Virtual Book Club… next meeting August 18

Blue Hills Book Club Schedule Tuesday, August 18, 4:30 pm (Sign up for the Zoom link below) Book discussion based on Trespassing: An Inquiry into the Private Ownership of Land by John Hanson Mitchell. Thanks to Megan Stokes from Community Action Works (formerly Toxic...

Employment Opportunity: Volunteer and Program Manager

Friends of the Blue Hills Volunteer and Program Manager Would you like to build and grow volunteer programs that engage hundreds of people in preserving and protecting one of the largest parks in the area?  The Friends of the Blue Hills seeks a candidate to fill the...

Chickatawbut Road Open to Vehicles

Chickatawbut Road is now open to vehicle traffic.  See below for DCR's press relase. DCR Traffic Advisory: Chickatawbut Road in Milton WHAT: The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has reopened Chickatawbut Road in the Blue Hills State Reservation in the...

Candidate Town Hall on the Environment

Candidate Town Hall on the Environment Massachusetts Eighth Congressional District Tuesday, July 21, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm On Zoom (Sign up here) Join the Friends of the Blue Hills and sponsoring partners for a virtual Candidate Town Hall on the Environment with...

Introducing… Meditation in Motion

Introducing… Meditation in Motion August 13, Noon on Zoom (Sign up below) Tired of being cooped up?  Want to learn something new?  Then join us to experience Qigong (Qi pronounced ‘chee’ - like ‘Chee-tos’), a part of the traditional Chinese medicine that dates back...

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