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.


Dawn to dusk

Due to late winter storm events that caused extensive tree damage throughout the park, some trails may have debris and/or trees down. Currently, the agency is in the process of clearing the debris. Visitors are advised to use caution on all trails.


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.


  • Athletic fields 
  • Educational programs
  • Grills
  • Historic sites
  • Lifeguard
  • Museum
  • Observatory 
  • Pavilion 
  • Picnic areas
  • Restrooms
  • Science center
  • Visitor center


  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • Camping
  • Canoeing & kayaking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Downhill skiing
  • Golfing
  • Grilling
  • Hiking & walking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Swimming


  • Hiking
    • Paved trails
  • Picnicking 
  • Restroom
  • Swimming
  • Visitor center


  • Boats are only allowed on Ponkapoag Pond, Canton.

More info

Blue Hills Deer Management Program


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