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Jun
6
Sat
2020
Trail Maintenance – Canceled @ Houghton's Pond main parking lot
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Trail Maintenance - Canceled @ Houghton's Pond main parking lot | Milton | Massachusetts | United States

This event has been canceled, to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and to comply with state and federal advisories. To receive updates on when we can resume our monthly trail maintenance events, please look for the form at the bottom of the trail maintenance page. 

Join us to maintain the trails!  This is the last trail maintenance event of the year!  We will meet at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 9:00 am… and then we will carpool to the worksite.  We’ll meet back up as a group at 12:30 pm for pizza and socializing.  Questions? Email info@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org.

In case of inclement weather, we will cancel, so please sign up for trail maintenance alerts at the bottom of our trail maintenance page. Be sure to stay after for a pizza lunch!

Jun
11
Thu
2020
Virtual Book Club: The Stranger in the Woods @ Zoom - sign up for link!
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Blue Hills Book Club
Next virtual discussion: Thursday, June 11th, noon
Sign-up to get the Zoom link below!

The Stranger In the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel

You are invited to a virtual book club!  We are reading, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit, by Michael Finkel.

You can borrow the e-book or audiobook from Boston Public Library.  You can also purchase the book at the Bookshop.org, Amazon or Kindle.

New York Times bestseller
National Geographic Best Book of the Year

Description

Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality—not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own.

In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life—why did he leave? what did he learn?—as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded.

Questions?  Email us at info@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org.

Jul
7
Tue
2020
Peek-a-Blue Hikes for Tots and their Parents @ Houghton's Pond main parking lot
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The launch for Peek-a-Blue Hikes has been delayed.  Sign up for Peek a Blue Hikes updates to find out when the next one will take place.

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 www.FriendsoftheBlueHills.org/peekablue. If you have any questions you can call us 781-828-1805 or email us at info@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org.  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.

 

Jul
18
Sat
2020
Trail Maintenance – Canceled @ Houghton's Pond main parking lot
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Trail Maintenance - Canceled @ Houghton's Pond main parking lot | Milton | Massachusetts | United States

This event has been canceled, to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and to comply with state and federal advisories. To receive updates on when we can resume our monthly trail maintenance events, please look for the form at the bottom of the trail maintenance page. 

Join us to maintain the trails!  This is the last trail maintenance event of the year!  We will meet at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 9:00 am… and then we will carpool to the worksite.  We’ll meet back up as a group at 12:30 pm for pizza and socializing.  Questions? Email info@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org.

In case of inclement weather, we will cancel, so please sign up for trail maintenance alerts at the bottom of our trail maintenance page. Be sure to stay after for a pizza lunch!

Jul
21
Tue
2020
Peek-a-Blue Hikes for Tots and their Parents @ Houghton's Pond main parking lot
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The launch for Peek-a-Blue Hikes has been delayed.  Sign up for Peek a Blue Hikes updates to find out when the next one will take place.

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 www.FriendsoftheBlueHills.org/peekablue. If you have any questions you can call us 781-828-1805 or email us at info@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org.  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.

 

Aug
4
Tue
2020
Peek-a-Blue Hikes for Tots and their Parents @ Houghton's Pond main parking lot
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The launch for Peek-a-Blue Hikes has been delayed.  Sign up for Peek a Blue Hikes updates to find out when the next one will take place.

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 www.FriendsoftheBlueHills.org/peekablue. If you have any questions you can call us 781-828-1805 or email us at info@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org.  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.