It’s sugarin’ time in the Blue Hills! Join us as we make maple syrup in the traditional way at beautiful DCR Brookwood Farm in Milton.
Put on your boots and flannel shirt and join the fun! Ride the free shuttle ride aboard the Maple Express Trolley. Smell the wood smoke as you watch clouds of steam rise from the bubbling sap. Savor the taste of real maple syrup. Discover maple sugaring through time. Kids games, warming fire and food trucks too!
Horse-drawn wagon rides for an additional fee. Activities for all ages.
Program admission: Cash only please
Adults $10.00 Children (ages 3-12) $5.00 Ages 2 and under free
Maple Sugar Days is a joint program of the DCR and Mass. Audubon Trailside Museum.
Proceeds benefit the Trailside Museum. For more info, please call 617-333-0690.
Preregistration is required. For ages 12 and up. Email Maggi.Brown@state.ma.us with name, number of attendees and ages.
Join Les Tyrala, a registered geologist, on this co-sponsored DCR and the Friends of the Blue Hills (FBH) geology walk, as we explore the volcanic bedrock and glacial features of the Blue Hills. Learn the secrets of geological processes on this moderately strenuous hike over rocky terrain. Sturdy footwear is required.
Green Up the Blue Hills
April 28, 9:00 am – noon
Do you want to help care for the Blue Hills and have a great time? Then join us for Green Up the Blue Hills, our annual stewardship event! People of all ages will help to protect the forests from gypsy moths and teens and adults will help remove the debris from recent storms and protect the trails from erosion to make sure everyone can explore the park.
It won’t be all work and no play, though! You’ll also enjoy complimentary refreshments crafts, music, face-painting, a scavenger hunt and storytelling. Come for one hour or all four!
We’ll provide all the tools and training you’ll need but bring your gardening gloves if you have them. We recommend you also wear close-toed shoes if you plan to do trail maintenance.
If you’re interested in helping out, please RSVP to Greenup@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org.
We look forward to seeing you at Green Up the Blue Hills!
Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support of Green Up!
Eagle Farms – Milton
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 include 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.
For more info, email us at trailsprogram@friendsoftheblue