First Day Hikes
Jan 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Meet Blue Hills Wildlife from Noon – 1 pm

Hot cocoa & snacks for sale

Three DCR Ranger-led Hikes start at 1 pm

Join the tradition and celebrate New Year’s Day in the Blue Hills. From noon to 1 pm, visit with live wildlife from the Trailside Museum, purchase a cup of hot cocoa or a snack from the Venture Scouts, and share some holiday cheer by the fire. Then stretch your legs on one of three easy to moderate guided hikes which all depart at 1 pm. Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside Street in Milton. For more info, call 617-698-1802 x 4.

Please arrive early. This is a very popular event and parking is limited.

Members Only Boots ‘n’ Brews @ Ponapoag Pond
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Members Only Boots 'n' Brews @ Ponapoag Pond

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills for a “Members Only Hiking Boots and Brews” event! If you would like to explore the Blue Hills Reservation, meet new people, and sample some delicious beers, please join us! After a 2 hour hike around Ponkapoag Pond, hikers who are 21 years and older will have the opportunity to visit a nearby brewery to enjoy some cold ones. Beer may be purchased at the brewery.

This is a free event for our members. If you are interested in becoming a member, more information can be found here.

Heavy rain cancels. Traction cleats or snowshoes may be recommended depending on trail conditions.

Email group leader Steve Kruszkowski: to RSVP

Sign the electronic waiver here.