Special 40th Anniversary Celebration!
Thursday, October 3, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Canton Town Club, 300 Bailey Street, Canton
Help us mark this special 40th Anniversary by joining us at our Annual Celebration on Thursday, October 3. We will celebrate the Blue Hills, our members and friends, and everything we have accomplished together over the past 40 years!
Our Keynote Speaker will be New York Times Best-Selling Author Tom Ryan, whose book Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship tells the heart-warming story of this newspaper reporter and his relationship with his beloved dog Atticus M. Finch as they hike the mountains of New Hampshire together. You will also be able to purchase signed copies of the book at the event, thanks to an Unlikely Story Bookstore and Cafe of Plainville.
Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, silent auction and much more! Tickets are $35 each if purchased by September 30 and $40 each at the door.
2019 Honorees This year, as part of our 40th-anniversary celebration, we will be acknowledging, with a ‘Legacy Award,’ those partners and individuals who have made a significant impact on the organization over the years. We are also celebrating our community partners who have been working to improve the Blue Hills and our natural environment.
Fruit Center Marketplace
Success! Real Estate
Elaine Louise Miller
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.
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