Enjoy Gill Davies’ collection of 26 witty, kid-oriented animal poems ranging from Ants to Zebras. Read along as you stroll through the pages of the book posted on the wooden fence at the playground. Add a unique literacy experience to your outdoor fun. Best for families with kids 3-8 years old. Enjoy a self-guided visit through Labor Day at 840 Hillside Street in Milton. Co-sponsored by DCR and Milton Early Childhood Alliance.
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
Walks will be led by DCR park staff or a Walking Club volunteer leader.
Moderate walk, with some hills, 2.5 miles. Walk around Tucker Hill on the green dot trail.
Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside St. in Milton. For info, call 617-727-4573.
Things to know before you go
- Wear sturdy footgear and dress in layers for maximum comfort
- Sunscreen and bug spray recommended
- Carry drinking water on all hikes
- We will hike unless the weather creates unsafe conditions
- If wind and weather conditions are questionable, please call the park contact directly for cancellation updates.
For this month’s trail maintenance event, we are partnering with NepRWA to clean up the brook at Ponkapoag! We will still meet at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot… and then we will carpool to the work site, don waders and clean up the brook habitat by removing golf balls. We may also have some options for trail maintenance that day. Questions? Email info@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org.
In case of inclement weather, we will cancel, so please sign up for trail maintenance alerts at the bottom of our trail maintenance page. Be sure to stay after for a pizza lunch!