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Fall Foliage and Sunset Hike

Fall Foliage and 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 Sunday, October 17, from 4:30-7:00 p.m., the Friends of the Blue Hills...

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Win a Mouth-Watering Picnic for Six!

Photo Credit: Brian MacCleanPicnic for Six Raffle 2021When you enter our Picnic for Six Raffle, you have a chance to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a mouth-watering gourmet picnic provided by Cooking In With Stephanie, the multiple award-winning Milton caterer...

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Boots ‘n Brews

Boots ‘n Brews

Sunday, September 5, 9:45 am – 1:00 pm Sign up for the event If you would like to explore the Blue Hills Reservation, meet new people, and sample some delicious beers, please join us! The hike will be about a two- to three-hour, moderately paced trek covering about...

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Job Opening: Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement

Job Opening: Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement

Would you like to build an active constituency who will advocate for the Blue Hills?  Do you want to grow volunteer programs that engage hundreds of people in preserving and protecting one of the largest parks in eastern Massachusetts?  The Friends of the Blue Hills...

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You Can Protect the Blue Hills!

  Write or call your state senator to protect public lands.  Act today to Protect the Blue Hills As you may know, our public land, including the Blue Hills, is vulnerable to ‘land exchanges.’  With a two-thirds vote of each branch of the legislature, our...

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7 Quick Tips for Hiking in the Summer Heat

7 Quick Tips for Hiking in the Summer Heat

This summer heat can be quite oppressive, but you shouldn’t let it keep you from getting outside and hiking! Hot temperatures can be a danger, but only if you are unprepared. Read about some tips and accessories that can help make your summer hiking a safe and fun...

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July is Membership Month!

July is Membership Month!

July is Membership Month!Exclusive Events for Friends of the Blue Hills' Members July is Membership Month… and we’re celebrating the 1,000 plus members of the Friends of the Blue Hills – and all they do for the Blue Hills – with special events and opportunities at the...

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Survey and Save the Forest!

Survey and Save the Forest!

By volunteering just a few hours, you will make a big difference to the Blue Hills!   What is 'Survey and Save the Forest'? Survey and Save the Forest is a project to survey the most destructive invasive plants at Ponkapoag Pond so we can develop a management...

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Keep our Trails Clean

Friends & REI Co-op partner to Keep Our Trails Clean This June, the Friends are partnering with REI Co-op to help keep the Blue Hills trails clean.  Over the past year, a record number of people have visited the Blue Hills Reservation. The park has been an amazing...

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Wetlands and Vernal Pools of the Blue Hills

Permanent and temporary freshwater wetlands are critically important communities in Southern New England. They are home to some of the most unusual and unique plant and animal species in our area. These wetlands also provide vital ecosystem services upon which we...

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Thanks to everyone who picked up trees... and planted them! We have given away all the trees and shrubs. Many thanks to REI Co-op for its support!    

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Virtual Workshop: Plant a Tree on Earth Day

Virtual Workshop: Plant a Tree on Earth Day

April 22, 4:00 pm online Join REI, the Friends of the Blue Hills, Wakefield Estate and the Blue Hills Climate Action Coalition for a virtual workshop on Earth Day. You will learn how to plant a tree that’s native to your area and discuss the benefits it has on the...

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Ponkapoag Pond

Ponkapoag Pond

The Ponkapoag Trail is a scenic route with beautiful views of the pond.  A great trail if you’re looking for a long, peaceful, and scenic walk.  Be aware of your surroundings as hikers, bicyclers, and horses frequent the trail. The trail that loops around the entirety...

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Managing Climate Impacts on Diverse Plant Collections

The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum is a 25-acre property that lies within the much larger Blue Hills and Neponset River ecosystem. The arboretum’s plant collection includes a very broad range of both native and non-native species. This allows a unique opportunity...

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A Forgotten Carnival in the Blue Hills: St Moritz

A Forgotten Carnival in the Blue Hills: St Moritz

By Karen Murphy Bowes Hiking through the East side of The Blue Hills, it’s easy to miss. The history is quite rich. St. Moritz pond is man-made, but why? Shea Rink is a staple of the community in Quincy but the selection of this location at the edge of the Blue Hills...

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125-Mile Club

facebooktwitterinstagramDo you love the Blue Hills and enjoy exploring the vast number of natural and historical treasures throughout the park? Do you want to put your boots down on every trail in the Blue Hills?  Do you want to belong to a community who also shares...

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