DCR Adult Walking Club @ Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot
Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Walks will be led by a park ranger or a Walking Club volunteer leader. This club is open to people of 16 years of age and older, and there is no fee to join.

Moderate walk, some hills. Walk a 3-mile route along the edge of Ponkapoag Pond and the golf course. Meet at the Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot at 2167 Washington St. in Canton. For info, call 617-698-1802 x 4.

Things to know before you go

  • Carry drinking water on all hikes
  • Wear sturdy footgear and consider walking poles and ice cleats
  • Dress in layers and avoid cotton clothing. Hat and gloves recommended.
  • We will hike unless the weather creates unsafe conditions

If weather conditions are questionable, please call the park directly for updates.

Boots ‘n’ Brews Hike
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Boots 'n' Brews Hike

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills for a “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 2-3 hour moderate hike through the Blue Hills Reservation, 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. Heavy rain cancels. Traction cleats or snowshoes may be recommended depending on trail conditions.

This is a free event is open to all but space is limited!

Email group leader Steve Kruszkowski: to RSVP. Meeting location and hike details will be shared upon confirmation.

Sign the electronic waiver here.

Smartphone Photography @ L.L. Bean Legacy Place
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Smartphone Photography @ L.L. Bean Legacy Place | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States
The Blue Hills Reservation is a photographer’s dream…spectacular vistas, amazing animals, glistening ponds. Have you ever wished that you could take better photographs with your smartphone?
If so, please join us at a special FREE clinic on smartphone photography Wednesday, March 25, from 6:00-7:00 p.m., at LL Bean at Legacy Place in Dedham. Their expert staff will cover topics like lighting, composition, digital zoom, resolution, editing, and stabilizing your shot.

(Photo by Karla Ramos)

Maple Sugar Festival @ Brookwood Farm
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm

It’s sugarin’ time in the Blue Hills! Join Mass Audubon’s Blue Hills Trailside Museum and the Massachusetts DCR to continue a more than 20-year-old tradition of making maple syrup at Brookwood Farm in Milton. Put on your boots and flannel shirt and join the fun! Enjoy 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, food trucks and much more!. Activities for all ages. This is an outdoor event so please dress warmly!

Admission, $10 Adults • $5 Children • Free for children age 2 & under

Location & Directions: Brookwood Farm • Canton, MA

Peek-a-Blue Hikes for Parents and Tots @ Houghton's Pond main parking lot
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Calling all parents and tots! Join the Friends of the Blue Hills for a new season of Peek-a-Blue Hikes for parents and tots. Complimentary water, juice and snacks too. Hikes will be offered every other Tuesday morning throughout the season.

For more info, visit If you have any questions you can call us 781-828-1805 or email us at  You can also visit our Facebook page!

Thanks to the support from L.L. Bean at Legacy Place.

Click here to Sign-up to receive Peek a Blue Hikes reminders.


Map & Compass Skills @ Blue Hills Reservation
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Map & Compass Skills @ Blue Hills Reservation | Milton | Massachusetts | United States

Skills in the Hills: Basic Map & Compass Navigation
Saturday, April 18, 10:00 a.m.
Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside Street, Milton

Ever get lost while hiking?  Then this session is for you!  Bring your Blue Hills trail map (will be available for sale for $3 each) and your compass/smartphone and learn some tips about navigation from an expert at L.L. Bean.

Please rsvp to in case there are last minute changes.