DCR Blue Hills Reservation Headquarters
695 Hillside St

Milton, MA 02186



Parking is available throughout the park.  Some large lots include Houghton’s Pond main parking lot (840 Hillside Street, Milton, MA) and the Blue Hills Ski Area, (4001 Washington St., Canton). During peak times, parking is limited, so you might want to come in the morning or during the week.

Experience the natural beauty of Massachusetts just a few miles outside Boston. Blue Hills Reservation stretches over 7,000 acres, covering parts of Quincy, Braintree, Canton, Dedham, Milton, and Randolph. There are 125 miles of trails to explore through forests and wetlands, up hills, and more.

To learn more about the Blue Hills, download our free Blue Hills Guide.


Dawn to dusk


  • Athletic fields
  • Educational programs
  • Grills
  • Historic sites
  • Lifeguard
  • Museum
  • Observatory
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic areas
  • Restrooms
  • Science center
  • Visitor center



  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • Camping
  • Canoeing & kayaking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Downhill skiing
  • Golfing
  • Grilling
  • Hiking & walking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Swimming


  • Hiking
    • Paved trails (near Houghton’s Pond, 840 Hillside Street, Milton)
  • Picnicking
  • Restroom
  • Swimming
  • Visitor center