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Blue Hills Reservation

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Address: Milton, MA
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These seven thousand acres span six Massachusetts cities and towns.

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Beautiful and close to the city

This is a very unique area. The park is about 8 miles from Down town Boston. You can walk, ride horses, bike, swim, hike, bird watch. Blue Hills is a wonderful resource.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 17, 2016
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Milton, Massachusetts
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Milton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

This is a very unique area. The park is about 8 miles from Down town Boston. You can walk, ride horses, bike, swim, hike, bird watch. Blue Hills is a wonderful resource.

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Milton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Something for everyone, outdoors and less than 10 miles from downtown Boston. Hiking, biking, skiing (xc & downhill), road & trail running, birding, maple surgaring, horseback riding, the Trailside Museum, the observatory & CSA Brookwood Community Farm. Families, teens, friends or solo. Any and all are welcome and will find enjoyment, year around.

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Milton, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Hikes for all levels and ages. Flat trails, challenging trails, 15 minute walks and all day hikes. All within a few miles of downtown Boston. Trail side museum is close by for kids and all animal/nature lovers.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

My brother, daughter and I hiked Great Blue Hill to the lookout tower. While we had to use a satellite parking lot (it was Saturday, there was still skiing next door, and there appeared to be tour groups hiking) without a shuttle bus, we never felt crowded hiking, especially on the way down. My daughter and I have been hiking... More 

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Thank William A
Boston, Massachusetts
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335 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

Great place for hiking (any levels) or just relaxing stroll. Also perfect place for a little suntanning at several meadows with direct sun above. Free parkings available.Also access using bus #240 from Ashmont metro station, connecting with Boston Red Line.Few.deers, some small animals, a lot of blueberries in season.

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Canton, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

Blue Hills reservation is a serene place to walk, hike, geocache, and horseback ride and ski. It is very close to civilization and yet once you start hiking, you can leave it all behind. The trails are well marked, however don't rely on your phone because there are some dead zones for reception. You can print out a map or... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

Best place to take a hike and be away from the work stress. Family friendly and dog friendly. Easy free parking and amazing view

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Thank Kikkoya
Milton, Massachusetts, United States
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Do you like to walk on marked paths while breathing in the fresh air? Then the Blue Hills is a spot to go see. Whether you are hiking with friends or family, there is a path waiting for you . Maps of the trails can be purchased in the gift shop. Go take a hike!!

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Thank Christine P
Boston, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2015

I have been to Blue Hills Reservation twice. The first time was to circle Ponkapoag Pond. This is composed of some narrower trails and a wide track that is car accessible. There are various camps (YMCA, AMC etc.) off the larger track and it might be busy in the summer with car traffic. A small portion is through the golf... More 

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Canton, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015

My family and I hike here often. Sometimes it is just the parents, and sometimes some configuration with the kids. We have been doing this for almost 20 years. The cool thing is that regardless of ability level or age, there is something of interest and that is do-able for all of us. Even our dog loves to join us,... More 

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