Blue Hills Reservation
Details of Blue Hills Reservation
Overview of Blue Hills Reservation
Experience the natural beauty of Massachusetts just a few miles outside Boston. Blue Hills Reservation stretches over 7,000 acres, covering parts of Quincy, Braintree, Canton, Dedham, Milton, and Randolph. There are 125 miles of trails to explore through forests and wetlands, up hills, and more.
Hours for Blue Hills Reservation
Dawn to dusk
Parking at Blue Hills Reservation
Maps and information are available at park entrance, with 10 minute parking only. Visitor parking is available across the street, or at the Houghton's Pond parking lot.
Activities at Blue Hills Reservation
Explore hiking trails that will take you up rocky summits, through forests and meadows, and along scenic waterways.
Blue Hills Reservation has a huge network of wide carriage roads and rolling rocky trails that are perfect for all levels of mountain biking.
Visit scenic Houghton's Pond Recreation Area for a fun day of swimming, fishing, or a family picnic.
Cross-country ski on park trails if snowfall allows or head to the Blue Hills Ski Area for downhill skiing. The season generally runs from mid-December to mid-March
All Activities at Blue Hills Reservation
- Mountain biking
- Horseback riding
- Boating (non-motorized)
- Canoeing and kayaking
- Cross-country skiing
- Downhill skiing
- Rock climbing
Facilities at Blue Hills Reservation
- Athletic fields
- Educational programs
- Historic sites
- Picnic areas
- Science center
- Visitor center
Accessibility at Blue Hills Reservation
- Paved trails
- Visitor center
Restrictions at Blue Hills Reservation
- Boats are only allowed on Ponkapoag Pond, Canton.
- Dogs must remain on-leash
- Dogs are not allowed on beach at Houghton Pond