Have you ever climbed Buck Hill to enjoy the exhilarating 360-degree view, only to descend the Skyline Trail and experience fear and frustration trying to cross the stream of cars racing along Route 28?
As Randolph Town Councilor Jesse Gordon says, “crossing Route 28 at the Skyline Trail has been a problem for years… Cars speed by and hikers need to run across to access the other side of the park.”
If hikers could cross the road more easily, the park would be less crowded in this and and other well-known parts of the park. Visitors could also discover more of the hidden wonders of the park like the Great Cedar Swamp in the easternmost section.
A new study will recommend how to protect hikers crossing this dangerous roadway.
Thanks to members of the Friends, the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization has agreed to perform the study this fiscal year.
When the study is completed in 2022, Friends members will then advocate for the state to implement the safety recommendations of the study to enable hikers to more safely explore the park.
A big thank you to our members for their advocacy in support of the Blue Hills.