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DCR Announces 2019 Deer Management Plan

The following is a press release from the Department of Conservation and Recreation.  If you have questions, email the DCR at mass.parks@mass.gov.  See below for maps of hunting areas. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), in consultation with the...

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Fall Foliage & Sunset Hike

What could be more spectacular than fall foliage?  Viewing this foliage from the top of Great Blue as the sun sets! Enjoy the season’s finest colors from the summit of the region’s highest hill. On Saturday, October 26, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., the Friends of the Blue...

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Young Eagles Soaring  near Blue Hills

Young Eagles Soaring  near Blue Hills By Lawrence Meyer Photo by Eugene Stancato Baby eagles born near the Blue Hills?  You may see them if you look carefully.  Friends' member, Larry Meyer, has his eye on them. Since about October 2015 two mature eagles, presumably...

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Boots ‘n’ Brews

On Saturday, August 24th the Friends of the Blue Hills are hosting a “Hiking Boots and Brews” event! We are will be gathering together a group of like-minded young adults who would like to explore the Blue Hills Reservation, meet new people, and then sample...

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Mosquito Citizen Science Project: Make a Mosquito Trap!

Mosquito Citizen Science Project: Make a Mosquito Trap! Wednesday, August 7, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Do you want to help out with an important project to track the Asian tiger mosquito?  You can help a regional effort to better understand how this invasive insect is...

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Houghton’s Pond Fish Festival

Houghton’s Pond Fish Festival Saturday, July 20, 10 am to 1pm You are invited to a free family fishing festival! Take lessons in casting, knot-tying and fish identification, then cast a line into Houghton’s Pond. Instructional clinics throughout the day. Fish crafts...

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Your Chance to Win an Exclusive Dinner in the Blue Hills!

Here’s Your Chance to Win an Exclusive Dinner in the Blue Hills! Purchase your raffle tickets today and you could win an amazing dinner for six at the top of Blue Hills Observatory. The winner will enjoy an elegant meal with incredible 360-degree views of the Boston...

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Join Us at Our Special 40th Anniversary Celebration!

Special 40th Anniversary Celebration! Thursday, October 3, 7:00 - 9:00 pm -  Canton Town Club, 300 Bailey Street, Canton Help us mark this special 40th Anniversary by joining us at our Annual Celebration on Thursday, October 3. We will celebrate the Blue Hills, our...

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Employment Opportunity: Social Media Coordinator

Friends of the Blue Hills Social Media Coordinator The Friends of the Blue Hills is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the Blue Hills Reservation in its natural state and serve as a watchdog of activities that might adversely affect...

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Are there Beavers in the Blue Hills?

Are there Beavers in the Blue Hills? By Lawrence Meyer To my knowledge, no beaver has been seen in the Great Blue Hills Reservation, Milton or near Boston in centuries. Still beaver are making a come-back on rivers around, the Charles, the Ipswich, Sudbury-Assabet and...

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New England Hiking Speaker

New England Hiking Speaker: Jeff Romano Wednesday, May 15, 7:00pm Milton Public Library, Keys Community Room  476 Canton Ave, Milton Join author Jeff Romano for a presentation showcasing day hiking opportunities throughout New England. Jeff will discuss the region’s...

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Forest Bathing in the Blue Hills

Forest Bathing Saturday, July 27 in the morning (register for time and place) While your senses are always active when you hike in the Blue Hills, you may experience the Blue Hills a little differently with this program. As a special thank you to our members, Friends...

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Special Meeting on By-laws

Special Meeting to Approve Change in Our By-Laws The Friends of the Blue Hills Board of Trustees has proposed a number of changes to the organization’s by-laws.   Click for our proposed by-laws.  Our current by-laws require that members vote to approve the changes. ...

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Blue Hills Proposal

Daylight savings March 13, 2016, he proposed while hiking the white dot trail. September 16, 2017 we were married. November 26, 2018 we welcomed our daughter Wren, named in honor of my husband’s love for nature and birds. #bluehillslovestory (Unfortunately, I can’t...

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A Life Changing Day

A beautiful fall day in October of 2001, I woke up to what would be a life changing day! My now husband had planned to propose in the Blue Hills, and he designed a day-long scavenger hunt throughout the Blue Hills, that involved poems he wrote as clues for each...

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Two love stories – a horse and a man with hearts of gold

My two love stories began in the Blue Hills.  Five years ago, I met Cody, a handsome chestnut with a heart of gold.  The two of us explored Blue Hills trails year-round most weeks until his work was done on January 30, 2019.  Cody literally and figuratively carried me...

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How to Prepare for the Winter Fest Night Hike

Join us at the 2019 Winter Fest Night Hike! Tuesday, February 26, from 5-8 p.m. at Blue Hills Ski Area: Night Hike begins at 7pm Update: Please call the ski area to confirm the Night Hike.  We may have to cancel, due to inclement weather.  Ski Area...

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We’re turning 40… and there will be lots of fun!

Friends of the Blue Hills is turning 40 years old... and you're invited to celebrate 40 years of protecting the Blue Hills with us all year long! We hope you'll celebrate with us at these upcoming activities and events... Download the 40 'must see' Blue Hills...

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Friends Find 40 Photo Scavenger Hunt

Celebrate 40 years of protecting the Blue Hills with a chance to win a $250 gift certificate and by exploring the Blue Hills! How well do you know the Blue Hills? Here’s your opportunity to really explore this fantastic natural treasure...

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The Blue Hills Holiday Shopping List

Holiday shopping can be hard, but this list makes it easy. Microspikes— ice is slippery and can be a nuisance, especially in the harsh New England winters (and late falls.. and early springs). Microspikes (or nanospikes) provide extra traction and can comfortably slip...

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Six Tips for Surviving & Thriving While Winter Hiking

Winter hiking can be intimidating. When temperatures get colder, days get shorter, and the snow falls, it can be hard to get motivated to get hiking and visit nature. One way to reduce this stress is to make sure that you are prepared and equipped for the elements....

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