DCR Adult Walking Club @ Houghton's Pond Parking Lot
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Moderate walk, hilly terrain, 3+ miles. Wolcott Path to Wildcat Notch and return via Five Corners. Meet at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside Street. For info, call 617-727-4573, ext. 4.

DCR: Blue Hills Cabin Fever Family Fun Hike @ Houghton's Pond
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Are you tired of sitting on the couch? Grab the kids and get out! Join a DCR Park interpreter for some fun under the winter sun. We’ll take a 1.5 mile trek and play some winter games along the way. Dress in warm layers and boots. Don’t forget hats and mittens too. For ages 8 and up. 1.5 hours

Beat the Winter Blues at Winter Fest! @ Blue Hill Ski Area
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

DCR Family Sugaring Storywalk @ Houghton's Pond Playground
Mar 1 @ 12:00 am

Cold nights and warm days – that’s sugaring weather. Enjoy a classic New England tale written by Jessie Haas. 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 the month of March at 840 Hillside Street in Milton.

Co-sponsored by DCR and Milton Early Childhood Alliance.