Join the DCR and the New England Mountain Bike Association for a holiday toy drive collection. Bring a new unwrapped toy, then go on a guided or self-guided mountain bike ride or hike. All toys will be donated to Interfaith Social Services which help families in need during the holidays. Gifts for children ages 11-16 are most needed and appreciated. Call 617-727-4573, ext. 4 for more info. Meet at Houghton’s Pond Visitor Center at 840 Hillside Street in the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton.
Registration 9 am – 11 am
Toy Drop 9:30 am – 1 pm
Do you want to take even better photos? You can sharpen your photography skills with a special FREE clinic on smartphone photography. Their expert staff will cover topics like lighting, composition, digital zoom, resolution, editing, and stabilizing your shot. Because the best camera to use is the one that you always have on you – your phone!
Put on your detective hat as we search for clues of animal activity. Where do animals go in winter?
Unlock the mysteries of wildlife in winter on this seasonal safari. For ages 8 and up. 1 hour.
Photo credit: Charles LeBlanc
Blue Hills Winter Fest
Join the Friends of the Blue Hills and the Blue Hills Ski Area for an evening of winter fun at Winter Fest!
Come for a night hike or get your exercise on the slopes downhill skiing. Whether or not you choose the outdoor activities, there is plenty of inside fun too: you can tap your feet to the spirited Irish tunes of Songs for Ceilidh, taste chili from some of the best local restaurants, entertain the kids with crafts, and warm up in front of a blazing fire while enjoying the company of old and new friends.
Blue Hills Ski Area will be offering discounted ski tickets for the night. If you are planning to ski, print the homepage of our website or the FBH Facebook page and bring it to the event.
For more information, email info@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org.