Fun Family Storywalk @ Houghton's Pond Playground
Jun 1 – Nov 30 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 Quincy Quarries: History Happened Here @ Quincy Quarries
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Meet at the DCR Quincy Quarries Historic Site parking lot on Ricciuti Drive in Quincy.

From Rt. 93, exit 8, follow signs toward Quarry Hills. Park at the lot on the right at the crest of the first hill.

Quincy is known as the Granite City for its rich quarry history. Join local experts and enthusiasts from the DCR, the Quincy Quarry Workers Museum and a registered geologist to learn about the amazing geology and industrial history of the Quarries. Sturdy footwear is recommended and the ability to walk on uneven ground. 2 hours

DCR Adult Walking Club @ Houghton's Pond main parking lot
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Walks will be led by DCR park staff or a Walking Club volunteer leader.

Moderate walk, with some hills, 2.5 miles. Walk around Tucker Hill on the green dot trail.

Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside St. in Milton. For info, call 617-727-4573.

Things to know before you go

  • Wear sturdy footgear and dress in layers for maximum comfort
  • Sunscreen and bug spray recommended
  • Carry drinking water on all hikes
  • We will hike unless the weather creates unsafe conditions
  • If wind and weather conditions are questionable, please call the park contact directly for cancellation updates.

Trail Maintenance @ Houghton's Pond Parking Lot
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Trail Maintenance @ Houghton's Pond Parking Lot | Milton | Massachusetts | United States

This event has been canceled due to this week’s snowstorm.  We hope to see you next spring!


Join us to maintain the trails!  This is the last trail maintenance event of the year!  We will meet at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 9:00 am… and then we will carpool to the worksite.  We’ll meet back up as a group at 12:30 pm for pizza and socializing.  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!

Photo: Ruth Bigio