Calendar

Feb
9
Sat
2019
DCR Adult Walking Club @ Houghton's Pond Parking Lot
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Moderate walk, hilly terrain, 3+ miles. Wolcott Path to Wildcat Notch and return via Five Corners. Meet at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside Street. For info, call 617-727-4573, ext. 4.

Feb
16
Sat
2019
DCR: Blue Hills Cabin Fever Family Fun Hike @ Houghton's Pond
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Are you tired of sitting on the couch? Grab the kids and get out! Join a DCR Park interpreter for some fun under the winter sun. We’ll take a 1.5 mile trek and play some winter games along the way. Dress in warm layers and boots. Don’t forget hats and mittens too. For ages 8 and up. 1.5 hours

Jul
12
Fri
2019
Bats in the Blue Hills
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Bats in the Blue Hills
Friday, July 12, 7:30 pm- 9 pm

Bats, our only flying mammals, are truly remarkable and often misunderstood animals. Bats are very beneficial and can eat up to 600 insects an hour. Join the DCR for an evening of bat appreciation as we learn more about these amazing creatures in an indoor lecture then head outside to look and listen for a few of these flying wonders.  Email Maggi.Brown@mass.gov for registration and meeting location. Space is limited. For ages 8 and up.

Things to know before you go

  1. Program is free and open to the public.
  2. Preregistration is required for this event.
  3. For children ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  4. Wear sturdy footgear, carry drinking water on all hikes and dress in layers for maximum comfort. Big spray is recommended.
  5. Reasonable accommodations available upon request. For accessibility questions, please email  Maggi Brown in advance at Maggi.Brown@state.ma.us

Call 617-727-4573 X 4 for more information.

Jul
20
Sat
2019
DCR Houghton’s Pond Fish Festival @ Houghton's Pond, picnic site #5
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
DCR Houghton’s Pond  Fish Festival @ Houghton's Pond, picnic site #5 | Milton | Massachusetts | United States

You are invited to a free family fishing festival!

Take lessons in casting, knot-tying and fish identification, then cast a line into Houghton’s Pond. Instructional clinics throughout the day. Fish crafts and games too!

Bring your own equipment or there will be limited equipment available for loan.

No fishing license required for this educational, non-competitive family event. Free bait provided.

Look for the Friends of the Blue Hills table and say hi!

Directions:
Take exit 3 from Rte. 93 and follow the signs to the Fish Festival.Event at picnic site #5 on Blue Hill River Road in Milton.

Call (617) 727-4573, X4 for more information.

Sponsored by the MassWildlife Angler Education Program and the Department of Conservation & Recreation.

Photo credit: Nicole Barrett (Hyde Park)