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.
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
A National Historic Landmark, the Quincy Homestead is significant for its role in early American history, for its architecture, and for its Quincy family association.
In addition to the architecture and furnishings, docents share stories of the Quincy family during the colonial era. The tours are free.
Meet at the Quincy Quarries parking lot located on Riccuiti Drive in Quincy.
Look for the large paved parking lot on the right at the top of the first hill. Rain cancels.
Historic Bunker Hill Monument which commemorates one of the first battles of the American Revolution, had its humble beginnings in the rocky hills of the West Quincy. Join members of the Quarry Workers Museum and a DCR Park Interpreter as we witness the amazing engineering feats behind the building of the Bunker Hill Monument. Must be able to walk 1 mile on moderately rocky, uneven terrain.
· All programs are FREE.
· Wear sturdy footgear on all hikes.
· Carry drinking water, sunscreen and insect repellant recommended.
· Children must be accompanied by an adult on all programs.
· We will hike unless the weather creates unsafe conditions.
· For weather updates and cancellations news, please call the DCR Blue Hills
headquarters at 617-727-4573, ext. 3.
· Reasonable accommodations available upon request, with advance notice.