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Jul
18
Thu
2024
Life After Fire Hike @ Houghton's Pond Parking Lot
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Life After Fire Hike @ Houghton's Pond Parking Lot | Milton | Massachusetts | United States
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: MODERATE
This hike will be approximately 3 miles, with some elevated difficult terrain and rocky obstacles. Wear sturdy footwear. 
This hike will begin at 840 Hillside St, Houghton’s Pond, by the playground
Hikes are rain or shine.  We stay together and take a steady but patient pace.  We are patient with everyone and we will go the pace of the slowest hiker.  Stops may be frequent for water, pictures or any other reason.  While vernal pools typically happen in the spring, recent changes in weather patterns have caused them to sometimes be present in the summer months, which would add features to our hike (as well as bugs).  Please take note of bathroom locations and hours and if the need arises on the trail please leave no trace behind.
Appropriate gear includes hiking boots, water and layers.  Also recommended are hiking poles, long pants, bug repellant, bathroom supplies, trash bag, hand sanitizer, a hat and sunscreen.  A hike that starts off cool may warm up quickly, so an extra layer helps.
Stay together.  Look out for each other. Report issues to hike leader immediately.  Also note that ticks may be present at any time that the temperature is above freezing, so please check for ticks after your hike.
Register below!
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Jul
20
Sat
2024
July Trail Maintenance
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
July Trail Maintenance

Get some fresh air and exercise… and give back to an amazing park that serves tens of thousands of visitors each year.

You will be helping to care for the trails by improving erosion structures, raking and digging out the ditches next to trails or cutting brush. Your work will keep the trails from eroding and make sure people can explore the park.

Please wear sturdy shoes (no sandals) and long pants. If you have a favorite pair of gardening gloves, please bring them. Please bring at least a liter of water as well. We will provide all the tools and training you’ll need. No experience necessary. 

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Jul
26
Fri
2024
Invasive Plant Removal with Charlie
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Invasive Plant Removal with Charlie

If you want to help care for the forest, join us for ‘Invasive Plant Removal with Charlie!’

On the fourth Friday of the month, you can help protect the forest by removing invasive species in the park.  Your work will protect endangered species in the park.

When you sign up, we’ll let you know the location about a week in advance.  Please wear sturdy shoes (no sandals) and long pants.  Please bring plenty of water and if you have a favorite pair of gardening gloves, please bring them.  We’ll provide gloves, if you don’t have them, and all the tools required.  No experience necessary.  Thanks to Charlie for leading this event.

Are you curious about how you can lead an event? Contact us at info@friendsofthebluehills.org.  We’d love to talk to you!

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Aug
2
Fri
2024
Meet the FBH Team Hike! @ Houghton's Pond Parking Lot
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meet the FBH Team Hike! @ Houghton's Pond Parking Lot | Milton | Massachusetts | United States
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: MODERATE
This hike will be approximately 3 miles, with some elevated difficult terrain and rocky obstacles. Wear sturdy footwear. 
This hike will begin at 840 Hillside St, Houghton’s Pond, by the playground
Meet the new FBH Executive Director on this special hike opportunity!
Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather, and closed toed sturdy footwear. Please bring your own bug spray and sunscreen, and be sure to bring at least a liter of water.
Stay together.  Look out for each other. Report issues to hike leader immediately.  Also note that ticks may be present at any time that the temperature is above freezing, so please check for ticks after your hike.
Register below!
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Aug
12
Mon
2024
Signs of Summer Hike @ Trailside Museum
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Signs of Summer Hike @ Trailside Museum | Milton | Massachusetts | United States
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: MODERATE
This hike will be approximately 3 miles, with some elevated difficult terrain and rocky obstacles. Wear sturdy footwear. 
This hike will begin at 1904 Canton Ave, Milton, at the Trailside Museum. 
Hikes are rain or shine.  We stay together and take a steady but patient pace.  We are patient with everyone and we will go the pace of the slowest hiker.  Stops may be frequent for water, pictures or any other reason.  While vernal pools typically happen in the spring, recent changes in weather patterns have caused them to sometimes be present in the summer months, which would add features to our hike (as well as bugs).  Please take note of bathroom locations and hours and if the need arises on the trail please leave no trace behind.
Appropriate gear includes hiking boots, water and layers.  Also recommended are hiking poles, long pants, bug repellant, bathroom supplies, trash bag, hand sanitizer, a hat and sunscreen.  A hike that starts off cool may warm up quickly, so an extra layer helps.
Stay together.  Look out for each other. Report issues to hike leader immediately.  Also note that ticks may be present at any time that the temperature is above freezing, so please check for ticks after your hike.
Register below!
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Aug
17
Sat
2024
August Trail Maintenance
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
August Trail Maintenance

Get some fresh air and exercise… and give back to an amazing park that serves tens of thousands of visitors each year.

You will be helping to care for the trails by improving erosion structures, raking and digging out the ditches next to trails or cutting brush. Your work will keep the trails from eroding and make sure people can explore the park.

Please wear sturdy shoes (no sandals) and long pants. If you have a favorite pair of gardening gloves, please bring them. Please bring at least a liter of water as well. We will provide all the tools and training you’ll need. No experience necessary. 

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