Calendar

Jan
1
Wed
2020
First Day Hikes
Jan 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Meet Blue Hills Wildlife from Noon – 1 pm

Hot cocoa & snacks for sale

Three DCR Ranger-led Hikes start at 1 pm

Join the tradition and celebrate New Year’s Day in the Blue Hills. From noon to 1 pm, visit with live wildlife from the Trailside Museum, purchase a cup of hot cocoa or a snack from the Venture Scouts, and share some holiday cheer by the fire. Then stretch your legs on one of three easy to moderate guided hikes which all depart at 1 pm. Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside Street in Milton. For more info, call 617-698-1802 x 4.

Please arrive early. This is a very popular event and parking is limited.

Jan
11
Sat
2020
DCR Adult Walking Club
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Walks will be led by a park ranger or a Walking Club volunteer leader. This club is open to people of 16 years of age and older, and there is no fee to join.

Moderate walk, some hilly terrain, 3.75 miles. Walk from the Donovan School to Ponkapoag Trail and return via Madden Road. Meet at the Donovan School on 123 Reed St. in Randolph. For info, call 617-698-1802 x 4.

Things to know before you go

  • Carry drinking water on all hikes
  • Wear sturdy footgear and consider walking poles and ice cleats
  • Dress in layers and avoid cotton clothing. Hat and gloves recommended.
  • We will hike unless the weather creates unsafe conditions

If weather conditions are questionable, please call the park directly for updates.

Jan
18
Sat
2020
Members Only Boots ‘n’ Brews @ Ponapoag Pond
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Members Only Boots 'n' Brews @ Ponapoag Pond

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills for a “Members Only Hiking Boots and Brews” event! If you would like to explore the Blue Hills Reservation, meet new people, and sample some delicious beers, please join us! After a 2 hour hike around Ponkapoag Pond, hikers who are 21 years and older will have the opportunity to visit a nearby brewery to enjoy some cold ones. Beer may be purchased at the brewery.

This is a free event for our members. If you are interested in becoming a member, more information can be found here.

Heavy rain cancels. Traction cleats or snowshoes may be recommended depending on trail conditions.

Email group leader Steve Kruszkowski: bnb@friendsofthebluehills.org to RSVP

Sign the electronic waiver here.

Jan
26
Sun
2020
DCR Adult Walking Club @ Houghton's Pond main parking lot
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Walks will be led by a park ranger or a Walking Club volunteer leader. This club is open to people of 16 years of age and older, and there is no fee to join.

Moderate walk, some hills, 4 miles. Old Rte. 128 to Beech Hollow and Doe Hollow. Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside St. in Milton. For info, call 617-698-1802 x 4.

Things to know before you go

  • Carry drinking water on all hikes
  • Wear sturdy footgear and consider walking poles and ice cleats
  • Dress in layers and avoid cotton clothing. Hat and gloves recommended.
  • We will hike unless the weather creates unsafe conditions

If weather conditions are questionable, please call the park directly for updates.