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  Guided Walks in Blue Hills
 
Guided Walks in Blue Hills
 

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No reservation required

No fee

Walks take place unless weather is severe. If weather conditions are questionable, call the Reservation headquarters at
617 698 1802 the day of the walk
For a map of Blue Hills trails, click here
Reservation open sunrise to sunset
Blue Hills Reservation: 617 698 1802
State Police: 617 523 1212
  Etiquette
 
Pets must be leashed
Stay on trails
Do not remove or trample vegetation
Carry out your trash
 
   

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Difficulty: 3/5
  Time from Boston: 30 minutes
  Duration: Half day
  Cost:

Free

  Main activity:

Walking

 
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The Blue Hills Adult Walking Club meets in a weekly basis for recreational walks. Join them for one or more hikes this spring!

If you want a good winter workout but don't like being by yourself on the trails, there are other folks like you: the purpose of the Blue Hills Adult Walking Club is what they call "social exercise" - well, exercising and making friends along the way.

These walks are lead by a Park Ranger of by a Walking Club volunteer leader, which removes the hassle of deciding where to go, and more importantly, removes the risk of getting lost in the network of paths that crisscross Blue Hills.

Everyone 16 or older is welcome - because the terrain in Blue Hills is hilly and trails can be rocky and steep in places, these walks would be a challenge for kids. Walks are typically 2 to 5 miles.

Joining a Club walk is free, and easy: you just show up at the trailhead and start with the group.

For the 2006 spring season, the Club has scheduled the following walks:
Sunday, April 23
Program: walk around Tucker Hill on the green dot path
Easy walk, some hilly terrain
Distance: 2.5 miles
Starting time: 1:00 pm
Meeting point: meet at Houghton's Pond main parking lot on Hillside Street in Milton
Directions:
From Boston, take I-93 South
Take exit 3 (Ponkapoag Trail)
Turn right at end of ramp
Turn right at the stop sign on Hillside Street
Parking lot is about 0.2 miles on the right
Sunday, April 30
Program: loop around Ponkapoag Pond on the green dot trail
Moderate walk, some hills
Distance: 4 miles
Starting time: 1:00 pm
Meeting point: meet at the Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot on Rte. 138 in Canton
Directions:
From Boston, take I-93 South
Take exit 2A for Rte 138 South
Ponkapoag Golf Course is about 1 mile on the left
Saturday, May 6
Program: Wolcott Path to Breakneck Ledge to Chestnut Run and Border Path, return via Wildcat Notch and Coon Hollow
Moderate walk, hilly terrain
Distance: 3.5 miles
Starting time: 1:00 pm
Meeting point: meet at Houghton's Pond main parking lot on Hillside Street in Milton
Directions:
From Boston, take I-93 South
Take exit 3 (Ponkapoag Trail)
Turn right at end of ramp
Turn right at the stop sign on Hillside Street
Parking lot is about 0.2 miles on the right
Sunday, May 14
Program: loop around Houghton's Pond and old Route 128
Easy/moderate walk
Distance: 2 miles
Starting time: 1:00 pm
Meeting point: meet at Houghton's Pond main parking lot on Hillside Street in Milton
Directions:
From Boston, take I-93 South
Take exit 3 (Ponkapoag Trail)
Turn right at end of ramp
Turn right at the stop sign on Hillside Street
Parking lot is about 0.2 miles on the right
Saturday, May 20
Program: walk the St. Moritz Pond green dot loop
Moderate walk
Distance: 3+ miles
Starting time: 1:00 pm
Meeting point: meet at the Shea Rink parking lot on Willard Street in Quincy
Directions:
From Boston, take I-93 South
Take exit 6 (Granite Street/Route 37)
Turn left onto Granite/Willard Street
Follow Willard Street for about 1 mile
Shea Rink is on the left
Saturday, May 28
Program: Tucker Hill Path to Headquarters Path to Buck Hill Path. Return via Massachuseuck trail and Doe Hollow trail
Moderate walk, hilly terrain
Distance: 3.5 miles
Starting time: 1:00 pm
Meeting point: meet at Houghton's Pond main parking lot on Hillside Street in Milton
Directions:
From Boston, take I-93 South
Take exit 3 (Ponkapoag Trail)
Turn right at end of ramp
Turn right at the stop sign on Hillside Street
Parking lot is about 0.2 miles on the right
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