Friends of the Blue Hills is turning 40 years old… and you’re invited to celebrate 40 years of protecting the Blue Hills with us all year long!

We hope you’ll celebrate with us at these upcoming activities and events…

Download the 40 ‘must see’ Blue Hills destinations…. and be entered into a raffle for great prizes, including a $250 gift certificate to L.L.Bean!  So go and #FBHfind40!

Have you ever lost your way when you’re hiking?  Then you’ll want to join us for a special Map and Compass Workshop on May 19th.  Find your way to our website to learn more.

Do you want to bring mindfulness into your experience of the Blue Hills?  This summer you’ll have an opportunity to join us for a special members-only exploration of Forest Bathing!  Learn how to sign-up for more info about the forest bathing event here.  Or look below for details!

Skills in the Hills: Basic Map & Compass Navigation Outing
Sunday, May 19, 11:30 a.m.
Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside Street, Milton

Ever get lost while hiking?  Then this session is for you!  Bring your Blue Hills trail map (will be available for sale for $3 each) and your compass/smartphone and learn some tips about navigation from an expert at L.L. Bean.  Please rsvp to in case there are last minute changes.

Forest Bathing
Saturday, July 27 in the morning (register for time and location)

While your senses are always active when you hike in the Blue Hills, you may experience the Blue Hills a little differently with this program.

As a special thank you to our members, Friends of the Blue Hills members are invited to explore the Blue Hills with a guided meditation approach called Forest Bathing.  A trained guide will lead you on a slow-paced wandering that is said to promote wellness through a gentle sensory-opening invitation that welcomes us to notice more of our natural surroundings.  These therapeutic experiences could support a deepening connection with the natural world, opening us to the healing medicine of the forest.

The event is for members only, but if you’re not a member… no worries!  You can join today!

We will open up the session on July 7… sign-up for Forest Bathing here so you will get the email announcement.  Once you register, we will let you know the time.  Space is limited and reservations are on a first come-first serve basis.  You will be placed on a waiting list if you respond after the workshop fills up.