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Mar
24
Sat
2018
DCR: Maple Sugar Days at Blue Hills Reservation @ DCR Brookwood Farm in Milton
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – Mar 25 @ 4:00 pm
DCR: Maple Sugar Days at Blue Hills Reservation @ DCR Brookwood Farm in Milton | Canton | Massachusetts | United States

It’s sugarin’ time in the Blue Hills! Join us as we make maple syrup in the traditional way at beautiful DCR Brookwood Farm in Milton.

Put on your boots and flannel shirt and join the fun! Ride the free shuttle ride aboard the Maple Express Trolley. Smell the wood smoke as you watch clouds of steam rise from the bubbling sap. Savor the taste of real maple syrup. Discover maple sugaring through time. Kids games, warming fire and food trucks too!

Horse-drawn wagon rides for an additional fee. Activities for all ages.

Program admission:       Cash only please

Adults $10.00                Children (ages 3-12) $5.00                      Ages 2 and under free

Maple Sugar Days is a joint program of the DCR and Mass. Audubon Trailside Museum.

Proceeds benefit the Trailside Museum. For more info, please call 617-333-0690.

Apr
28
Sat
2018
Green Up the Blue Hills @ Houghton's Pond
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Green Up the Blue Hills
April 28, 9:00 am – noon

Do you want to help care for the Blue Hills and have a great time?  Then join us for Green Up the Blue Hills, our annual stewardship event! People of all ages will help to protect the forests from gypsy moths and teens and adults will help remove the debris from recent storms and protect the trails from erosion to make sure everyone can explore the park.

It won’t be all work and no play, though!  You’ll also enjoy complimentary refreshments crafts, music, face-painting, a scavenger hunt and storytelling.  Come for one hour or all four!

We’ll provide all the tools and training you’ll need but bring your gardening gloves if you have them. We recommend you also wear close-toed shoes if you plan to do trail maintenance.

If you’re interested in helping out, please RSVP to Greenup@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org.

We look forward to seeing you at Green Up the Blue Hills!

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support of Green Up!

Eagle Farms – Milton

Boston Solar

 

Park Serve Day in Blue Hills Reservation @ Blue Hills Reservation
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Park Serve Day in Blue Hills Reservation @ Blue Hills Reservation | Milton | Massachusetts | United States

Lend a hand for DCR Park Serve Day with Blue Hills trailwork. Join the Friends of Blue Hills to help clear the trails.  Activities may include raking, digging out water bars and culverts, cutting branches or removing invasive plants.

Includes a hike to the work sites.  Wear long pants and gloves. Tools, water, snacks and lunch provided.

For more info, email us at trailsprogram@friendsofthebluehills.org.

Jun
13
Wed
2018
DCR: Open House at the Dorothy Quincy Homestead @ Dorothy Quincy Homestead
Jun 13 @ 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.