Blue Hills Reservation

Blue Hills Reservation, Milton: Address, Phone Number, Blue Hills Reservation Reviews: 4.5/5

Blue Hills Reservation
4.5
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These seven thousand acres span six Massachusetts cities and towns.
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SnoSearchT
Franklin, MA130 contributions
Hypodermic needles, broken glass & dog poop
Jun 2021 • Family
Decided to take our puppy for his first hike here since it’s closest to home. Not impressed. Stopped to tie my hiking shoes in the parking lot ant was greeted by used hypodermic needles on the ground. Followed by lots of broken glass on the trail, and bags and bags of dog poop. Gonna forget this experience & redo his first real hike elsewhere.
Written July 18, 2021
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Katelyn T
Boston, MA244 contributions
Great spot for a hike with nice views back into Boston
Mar 2021
Came here on a lovely early-spring weekend for a hike. We mostly followed a 5.4 mile loop of the Skyline trail - parking at the Shea Memorial Rink Lot and heading north and west from there. It was a moderate hike with some steep ups and downs in certain areas (mostly south of Chickatawbut Rd.)

If you're looking to avoid any hiking - you can head right to the best view we saw on our hike in the parking lot here: 42.226, -71.0614
Written March 25, 2021
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USCKaboom
New York City, NY5,108 contributions
Lovely hiking
Jun 2020 • Couples
We were looking for something near Boston and this fit the bill. Close by and not too strenuous a hike. We were able to find parking and enjoyed the hike and scenery.
Written December 25, 2020
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Edward B
Boston, MA176 contributions
Popular Hiking, Swimming, Picnicking Close to Downtown Boston
Oct 2020
I have been visiting this beautiful park for over fifty years, and I'm still finding new parts of the park to see and explore. This is definitely the best park in the greater Boston area for hiking, and leaf-looking in the fall, with miles of trails, varying from carriage roads to rocky climbs. The Skyline Trail, a tough rocky trail, was recently voted by Conde Nast's Traveler's magazine as among one of the best twenty-six fall hiking trails in the US. This trail can be strenuous, as the name implies, and requires good hiking skills, and a recommended walking stick, but it is well worth the effort. The Skyline trail goes up down the hills in the park, culminating at the top of the Great Blue Hill, at over 630 feet the highest coastal hill on the Atlantic south of the state of Maine. In the summer Houghton’s Pond, in the park, is a popular swimming area. The park also has many sizable picnic areas, and is very popular in the summer months. Plenty of parking, and a snack bar is sometimes open in the summer.
Written October 26, 2020
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Reslimpan
Providence, Rhode Island, USA2,579 contributions
Great place for a hike
Aug 2020 • Solo
This is a gem of a reservation in proximity of Boston. Great place to visit for a walk or a proper hike. The hiking trails ranges from easy to moderate.
Written August 8, 2020
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Ray T
Quincy, MA958 contributions
Great place to roam, and rest
Jul 2020 • Family
If you find yourself in the area of the south western corner of metro Boston and you are looking to get out of your car or home and do some walking, or just taking in of the sites and sounds of nature, then the Blue Hills is for you.
Written July 29, 2020
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Skitty
Milton, MA6 contributions
A Hiker's Paradise
May 2020
The Blue Hills Reservation stretches 9 square miles through Milton, Quincy, Boston, and Canton. The best hiking spots are mostly on Chickatawbut Hill, accessed from the road of the same name (Chickatawbut Road). For experienced hikers, the 9-mile Skyline Trail is beautiful and affords excellent views of downtown Boston and the Seaport area. For families and those looking for a shorter hike, either hiking a part of the Skyline Trail or the red dot trail, or the 1-mile yellow dot loop near the overlook on Chickatawbut Road are your best bets.
Written May 21, 2020
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kathryn b
Lutz, FL472 contributions
Options galore
Dec 2019
Thank you, CCC for carving out this natural site for hiking, skiing and so much more. After hiking or skiing, make sure you stop by the museum for ideal background on all the native species. The small zoo is ideal for the little ones to identify species and appreciate nature. Great access for poles as well as strollers for all to enjoy!
Written January 2, 2020
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tmcclintock
Norwood, MA75 contributions
Hiking and nature for all skills and interests just south of Boston.
Jan 2020 • Friends
From the nature museum, a family hike to Elliot Tower, skill trails: red, yellow, green, white and blue with increasing demand. From a lunch break to a day trekking the trails, Blue Hill Reservation has it all. All trails are no charge. See Boston from a mew perspective. The maps are accurate. Bring a water bottle(not a plastic bottle of retail water), a compass, snacks, weather-appropriate gear and a sense of adventure!
Written January 1, 2020
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Cabadrin
Quincy, MA93 contributions
A natural oasis right next to the big city
Oct 2019
Blue HIlls is one of those rare parks where you'll occasionally find entire sections you've never even seen before. Dozens of miles of trails, including a 7.25 mile skyline trail that has 2,400 feet of elevation, mean you'll always be finding little spots of trees or sun that you missed before. Certain sections have old stone fences, wandering brooks, and steep cliffs for extra excitement. Parking is free all around the park, though it can be busy during good weather. If you're looking for a good walk with young kids, the green dot trail is perfect, while the blue and red trails offer more strenuous hikes through the forest.

There is a woodland museum with hawks, eagles, otters, and other creatures, many of which are free to see. There is also a ski slope that's in operation roughly from Thanksgiving until April. The ski slope costs extra to use.
Written December 3, 2019
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