DCR Spring Storywalk “A Salamander’s Room” @ Blue Hills Reservation
Apr 1 – May 31 all-day
DCR Spring Storywalk "A Salamander's Room" @ Blue Hills Reservation | Milton | Massachusetts | United States

Enjoy a Family Spring Storywalk® at Houghton’s Pond Playground. Visit A Salamander Room. Vernal pools and wetlands come alive in spring! Many salamanders and frogs are most active this time of year. Be on the lookout but please do not be tempted to take one home as the little boy in this story does. Read along and see all the things a salamander needs to live. Stroll through the pages of the book posted on the wooden fence at the playground. Add a unique literacy experience to your outdoor fun. Best for families with kids 3-8 years old. Enjoy a self-guided visit through the end of May at 840 Hillside Street in Milton. Co-sponsored by DCR and Milton Early Childhood Alliance.

Brookwood Community Farm Cook Class- “Knife Skills” @ East Milton Congregational Church
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Cooking Class for Knife Skills for ages 13 and up,  4/24 6:30 – 8:30 pm at E. Milton Congregational Church.  Register at the website soon!

DCR Park Serve Day @ Houghton's Pond parking lot
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Lend a hand for DCR Park Serve Day with Blue Hills trailwork. Join the Friends of Blue Hills to help clear the trails. Activities may involve raking, digging out water bars and culverts, cutting branches or removing invasive plants. Includes a hike to the work sites. Wear long pants and gloves. Tools, water, snacks and lunch provided. Info at

As part of the Boston City Nature Challenge, you can also bring your phone and help identify plant and animal species as part of an effort to better understand the Boston-area’s natural diversity.  Learn more about the Challenge.

Trail Maintenance (DCR Park Serve Day) @ Houghton's Pond Parking Lot
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Trail Maintenance (DCR Park Serve Day) @ Houghton's Pond Parking Lot | Milton | Massachusetts | United States

Join us to help care for the trails!  We will make sure the drain structures are ready for winter, clear away storm debris and cut back brush that blocks the trails.  Wear sturdy boots, long pants and work gloves and bring at least one quart of water. Questions? Email

In case of inclement weather, we will cancel, so please sign up for trail maintenance alerts at the bottom of our trail maintenance page. Be sure to stay after for a pizza lunch!