By Car:

Take Route 93 to Exit 3, Houghton's Pond. Turn right at the stop sign onto Hillside Street. Houghton's Pond is located approximately 1/4 miles on the right; Continue 1/4 miles to the reservation headquarters on the left.


Public Transportation:

Blue Hills Reservation

Several different public transportation routes lead to different sections of the Blue Hills Reservation.


West Area:  (location of Trailside Museum, Blue Hills Ski Area and Houghton’s Pond)

MBTA:  Red Line (Ashmont Line) to Ashmont Station.  Connect with Mattapan High Speed Line to Mattapan Square.  Take the Mattapan to Canton Center bus route #716.  (JBL Busline 781-843-4505)

For Houghton’s Pond, follow the directions above, but stay on the bus past the Trailside Museum.  Exit the bus at Blue Hill River Road in front of the Dunkin Donuts.  Cross at the light and walk 1 mile to the left (east) on Blue Hill River Road to Houghton’s Pond.

Bus runs Monday - Friday every hour, Saturday every 2 hours until 12pm only,

No service on Sundays or Holidays. Call MBTA for details.


Central Area:  (location of Chickatawbut Overlook)

MBTA:  Red Line (Ashmont Line) to Ashmont Station.  Take Bus # 240 outbound.  Exit at the intersection

of Randolph Avenue and Chickatawbut Road.  Chickatawbut Overlook is 1 mile to the left (east) of this intersection on Chickatawbut Road.  Houghton’s Pond is 2 miles to the right (west) on Chickatawbut Road.

Bus runs hourly 7 days/week. Call MBTA for details.

East Area:  (Location of St. Moritz Pond and Shea Rink)

MBTA:  Red Line to (Braintree Line) Quincy Center.  Take the Bus #238 outbound.  Exit at West Street and Willard Street, across from the Shea Skating Rink.  Cross the skating rink parking lot to St. Moritz Pond Nature Trail.

Bus runs hourly 7 days/week. Call MBTA for details.


Quincy Quarries Historic Site

MBTA:  Red Line to (Braintree Line) Quincy Center.  Take Bus #215 to Copeland Street and Willard Street.  Exit the bus, cross under the expressway and take the first right onto Ricciuti Drive (at Men’s Warehouse).

The Quarries are on the right, ¼ mile up Ricciuti Drive.  Total walking time: 10 Minutes

Bus runs hourly 7 days/week. Call MBTA for details.


Fowl Meadow Reservation

MBTA:  Orange Line to Forest hills or Green Line to Copley and connect with Bus #39 Arborway to Forest hills.  At Forest Hills connect with Bus #32 to Wolcot Square.  Exit at Wolcot Square and walk ½ mile to the right (east) on Neponset Valley Parkway (also shown as Milton Street on some maps), past intersection with Truman highway and across the river.  Trailside Museum is on the right (south) just across the river at the intersection of the Neponset Valley Parkway and Brush Hill Road.

To walk from here to the Trailside museum: At trailhead turn right (southeast) on Brush Hill Road.

Continue on Brush Hill Road until it intersects with Blue Hill Avenue.  Turn right (south) on Blue Hills Avenue.  Trailside museum is a few hundred yards down Blue Hill Avenue.  Total walk: about 20 minutes

(just over 1 mile).

Bus runs every 20 minutes 7days/week. Call MBTA for details.


Commuter Rail:  Attleboro/Stoughton line from Back Bay.  Get off the train at the Route 128 station.

Cross under Route 128 into the Meadow.

Train runs Monday – Friday every ½ hour, Saturday every 2 hours, Sunday starts at noon every 2 hours.

Call MBTA for details.

MBTA:  617-222-5000 or www.mbta.com

JBL Busline:  781-843-4505