From the Friends of the Blue Hills:
Blue Hills Trail Maintenance
Saturday, October 14, from 9am-12:30 p.m.
Park at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton
Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to help clear the trails! We will show you how to dig the dirt and move rocks to keep the water off the trails. You could also cut branches that block the paths. No experience necessary.
Wear sturdy boots, long pants and work gloves. We suggest you bring at least one quart of water. You may also want to consider bringing sunscreen and bug spray.
Trail events begin at 9:00 am at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton. We will carpool to the work sites, work until about 12:30 pm and gather back together for a hearty pizza lunch. More information about Blue Hills trail events.
Questions? Email trailwork@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org
Sunset Hike to the Top of Great Blue
Saturday, October 14, from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Park at Blue Hills Ski Area, 4001 Washington St., Canton
(Blue Hills Trailside Museum South parking lot)
Please join us on for a spectacular hike to view the sunset during peak foliage season. Bring your family and friends for this self-guided hike to the top of Great Blue. We’ll provide complimentary snacks at the bottom of the mountain to give you energy for the walk up and hot cider and apples at the top. You can even bring a picnic dinner to eat at the summit! This is your only opportunity to hike down Great Blue at night; after sunset (at approximately 6 p.m.), the ski area lights will be on to guide your way down.
For safety reasons, everyone must check in at the ski area at the base of the hill before and after hiking up. Park at Blue Hills Ski Area, 4001 Washington St., Canton (Blue Hills Trailside Museum South parking lot). The Blue Hills Observatory will be open until 7:00 p.m. and will provide tours and viewing for a nominal charge.
The sunset hike is sponsored by Blue Hills Ski Area and the Friends of the Blue Hills.
For more information, email us: info@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org
NepRWA staff picks for the weekend are:
- Hike the Skyline Trail at Blue Hills for a great view of foliage
- Walk the Ponkapoag Pond Trail in Canton (park at the DCR Ponkapoag Golf Course)
- Walk or bike the Neponset Greenway Trail, from Mattapan to Port Norfolk
- Enjoy a beer at Trillium Brewery in Canton