Moderate walk, some hilly terrain, 3 miles, Walk from the Donovan School to Ponkapoag and return via Madden Road.
Hiking terrain can vary from easy and flat to difficult with hills and rocky footing. DCR recommends wearing hiking boots and bringing drinking water on all hikes. Bug spray and sunscreen also suggested.
We will hike unless the weather creates unsafe conditions. If weather conditions are questionable, please call 617-727-4573, ext. 3 for a recorded line.
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.
Calling all parents and tots! Join the Friends of the Blue Hills for a new season of Peek-a-Blue Hikes for parents and tots. Enjoy a kids and parents scavenger hunt, complete with prizes for all! Complimentary water, juice and snacks too.
Hikes will then be offered every other Tuesday morning throughout the season. For more information and 2018 dates, visit www.FriendsoftheBlueHills.org/
“Catch” some “reel” fun at Houghton’s Pond this summer! Join the DCR rangers and instructors from MassWildlife to learn the basics of fishing in this free clinic. Equipment is available or bring your own if possible. A MA fishing license is not required for this event. Crafts, games and other fishy activities too!
A guaranteed good time for all.
Take Rt. 93 to exit 3 and follow Fish Festival signs to picnic site 5 on the west side of Houghton’s Pond.