Fun Family Storywalk @ Houghton's Pond Playground
Jun 1 – Sep 2 all-day

Enjoy Gill Davies’ collection of 26 witty, kid-oriented animal poems ranging from Ants to Zebras. Read along as you stroll through the pages of the book posted on the wooden fence at the playground. Add a unique literacy experience to your outdoor fun. Best for families with kids 3-8 years old. Enjoy a self-guided visit through Labor Day at 840 Hillside Street in Milton. Co-sponsored by DCR and Milton Early Childhood Alliance.

DCR Bunker Hill Quarry Tour @ Quincy Quaries parking lot
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Meet at the Quincy Quarries parking lot located on Riccuiti Drive in Quincy.

Look for the first large paved parking lot on the right.

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. Note: May be some poison ivy near the trail.

Best for ages 10 and up.


Peek-a-Blue Hikes for Parents and Tots @ Houghton's Pond main parking lot
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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. Complimentary water, juice and snacks too. Hikes will be offered every other Tuesday morning throughout the season. For more info, visit

Trail Maintenance @ Houghton's Pond Parking Lot
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join us to help care for the trails!  We will make sure the drain structures are ready for winter, clear away storm debris and cut back brush that blocks the trails.  Wear sturdy boots, long pants and work gloves and bring at least one quart of water. Questions? Email

In case of inclement weather, we will cancel, so please sign up for trail maintenance alerts at the bottom of our trail maintenance page. Be sure to stay after for a pizza lunch!