The Department of Conservation and Recreation is steward of one of the largest state parks systems in the country. The core mission of the DCR is to protect, promote, and enhance the state’s natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the well-being of all. In celebration of this special 125th anniversary of the DCR, Mass Audubon’s Blue Hills Trailside Museum is hosting an art exhibit featuring works from local artists which depict the natural, historical and recreational resources of the DCR’s Blue Hills Reservation.
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Email Maggi.Brown@state.ma.us for meeting place and directions.
Join a DCR ranger and Les Tyrala, a registered geologist as we explore the geology and quarry history to understand why the granite of Quincy was so valuable. Additionally we’ll admire some glacial features at the edges of the quarry. Sturdy footwear is required and the ability to climb rugged, narrow trails.1.5 hours
Things to know before you go
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Wear sturdy footgear, carry drinking water on all hikes and dress in layers for maximum comfort.
- We will hike unless the weather is severe. If weather conditions are questionable, please call the Blue Hills Events line for updates at (617) 698-1802, ext. 4.
- Reasonable accommodations available upon request. For accessibility questions, please email Maggi Brown in advance at Maggi.Brown@state.ma.us
Join us at our monthly trail maintenance event! We begin at 9:00 am at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton. We will carpool to the work sites, work until about 12:30 pm and gather back together for a pizza lunch.
This program is designed to have volunteers work with trail leaders to maintain drainage structures such as culverts and water bars, and to clear the trails of overgrowth and downed branches. Volunteers will receive training in working safely as well as proper maintenance and use of the tools.
No prior experience necessary! Make sure to dress appropriately for working on the trails and bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and bug spray!
Join us for the last trail maintenance event of the year! We will make sure the drain structures are ready for winter, and clear away storm debris. Meet us at 9 am at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton. Wear sturdy boots, long pants and work gloves and bring at least one quart of water.
In case of inclement weather, we will cancel, so please sign up for trail maintenance alerts at the bottom of our trail maintenance page.