DCR: Twenty Seventh Annual Houghton’s Pond Fish Festival @ Hougton's Pond
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

“Catch” some “reel” fun at Houghton’s Pond this summer! Join the DCR rangers and instructors from MassWildlife to learn the basics of fishing in this free clinic. Equipment is available or bring your own if possible. A MA fishing license is not required for this event. Crafts, games and other fishy activities too!

A guaranteed good time for all.

Take Rt. 93 to exit 3 and follow Fish Festival signs to picnic site 5 on the west side of Houghton’s Pond.

DCR Adult Walking Club Meeting @ Shea Rink
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Moderate walk, some hilly terrain, 3.5 miles.  Walk from St. Moritz Pond to Sawcut Notch, return on Indian Camp Path.

Hiking terrain can vary from easy and flat to difficult with hills and rocky footing. DCR recommends wearing hiking boots and bringing drinking water on all hikes. Bug spray and sunscreen also suggested.

We will hike unless the weather creates unsafe conditions. If weather conditions are questionable, please call 617-727-4573, ext. 3 for a recorded line.

Boots N Brews @ Houghton's Pond Parking Lot
Aug 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills for a “Hiking Boots and Brews” event! The group is designed for young adults who would like to explore the Blue Hills Reservation, meet other members, and sample some delicious beers! After a 2-3 hour hike along popular Blue Hills trails, hikers who are 21 years and older will have the opportunity to visit nearby Trillium Brewery to enjoy some beers and food from food trucks. This is a free event. Email group leader Tess Harvey if interested – Group will meet in Houghton’s Pond parking lot at 9:30 am.  Heavy rain cancels. Need your own transportation to and from Blue Hills and Trillium.

DCR: Open House at the Dorothy Quincy Homestead @ Dorothy Quincy Homestead
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

A National Historic Landmark, the Quincy Homestead is significant for its role in early American history, for its architecture, and for its Quincy family association.

In addition to the architecture and furnishings, docents share stories of the Quincy family during the colonial era. The tours are free.