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)
Special 40th Anniversary Event
Saturday, July 27, from 8:30-11 a.m.
As part of our 40th Anniversary Celebration, the Friends is offering our members an opportunity to immerse themselves in the beauty and serenity of the Blue Hills!
Join us for a Forest Bathing Walk in the Reservation led by certified Forest Therapy Guide Tam Willey. These slow-paced guided wanderings promote wellness through a series of gentle sensory-opening invitations that invite us to notice more of our natural surroundings.
SPACE IS LIMITED and is open to Members Only on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, please email info@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org. Once you are registered, you will receive additional information including the meeting place. If the session is full, you will be placed on a waiting list.
If you are not yet a member, you can join today! As a member, you’ll receive a trail map and invitations to special Members Only events throughout the year. Most importantly, your donation will help protect and preserve the Blue Hills Reservation for current and future generations!
What could be more spectacular than fall foliage? Viewing this foliage from the top of Great Blue as the sun sets! Enjoy the season’s finest colors from the summit of the region’s highest hill.
On Saturday, October 26, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., the Friends of the Blue Hills and Blue Hill Ski will be sponsoring a free hike to the top of Great Blue. Complimentary hot cider and apples will be served at the top of the mountain, and hikers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy at the summit. Sunset will be at approximately 5:47 p.m. This is a self-guided hike, so arrive anytime.
This is the only opportunity to hike down Great Blue at night. After sunset, the ski area lights will be on to guide the way. For safety reasons, all hikers should check in at the ski area at the base of the hill before and after the hike. Hikers are encouraged to bring flashlights if they have them. The Blue Hill Observatory will be open from 4:30-7:00 p.m. and will provide tours and viewing for a nominal charge. Free parking is available at Blue Hills Ski Area, 4001 Washington Street, Canton.
Join the Friends of the Blue Hills for a “Hiking Boots and Brews” event! If you would like to explore the Blue Hills Reservation, meet other people, and sample some delicious beers, please join us! After a 2-3 hour hike along popular Blue Hills trails, hikers who are 21 years and older will have the opportunity to visit a nearby brewery to enjoy some cold ones. This is a free event. Beer may be purchased at the brewery.
Email group leader Steve Kruszkowski: firstname.lastname@example.org for RSVP. Meeting location and trail TBD. Heavy rain cancels.
Sign the electronic waiver here.