hiking

walking

trail running

views

nature trips

birding

forest

horseback riding

mountain biking

dogs on leash

kid friendly

wild flowers

Blue Hills Reservation is a 6000 acre state park located only 10 miles south of downtown Boston, covering parts of Quincy, Canton, Braintree, Milton, Dedham, and Randolph. It's one of the largest parcels of undeveloped recreation land within the Boston area. A vast network of multi-use trails offers a variety of year-round activities including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, and cross-country skiing. The varied terrain includes wetlands and forests, and the rolling hills provide access to great views. From from mid-December to mid-March you can do downhill skiing at the beginner-friendly Blue Hills Ski Area. In the park you can also find the Blue Hills Trailside museum, offering both indoor and outdoor animal exhibits. This museum is affiliated with the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Parking is available across the street from the Reservation Headquarters on Hillside Street, or at the parking lot at Houghton's Pond.

Hiked this trail in the wintertime following a snowfall and was not disappointed. Tough to believe you can find a serene landscape like this tucked inside the I-95 corridor! Great views and well-marked trails, with a few rocky/scrambling areas and several challenging inclines and descents. Good footwear is a must. Will hike the longer variation next!

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10 days ago

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13 days ago

Kids friendly. Wear good shoes

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17 days ago

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
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