Put on your detective hat as we search for clues of animal activity. Where do animals go in winter?
Unlock the mysteries of wildlife in winter on this seasonal safari. For ages 8 and up. 1 hour.
Photo credit: Charles LeBlanc
Blue Hills Winter Fest
Join the Friends of the Blue Hills and the Blue Hills Ski Area for an evening of winter fun at Winter Fest!
Come for a night hike or get your exercise on the slopes downhill skiing. Whether or not you choose the outdoor activities, there is plenty of inside fun too: you can tap your feet to the spirited Irish tunes of Songs for Ceilidh, taste chili from some of the best local restaurants, entertain the kids with crafts, and warm up in front of a blazing fire while enjoying the company of old and new friends.
Blue Hills Ski Area will be offering discounted ski tickets for the night. If you are planning to ski, print the homepage of our website or the FBH Facebook page and bring it to the event.
For more information, email info@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org.
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
- Program is free and open to the public.
- Preregistration is required for this event.
- For children ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Wear sturdy footgear, carry drinking water on all hikes and dress in layers for maximum comfort. Big spray is recommended.
- 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.
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!
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)