"Urban hiking in the Blue Hills" Massachusetts Off The Beaten Path Tip by donpaul77

Massachusetts Off The Beaten Path: 45 reviews and 54 photos

  The Blue Hills
by donpaul77
  • The Blue Hills - Massachusetts
      The Blue Hills
    by donpaul77
  • The Blue Hills - Massachusetts
      The Blue Hills
    by donpaul77

Just south of Boston, and spanning several cities, are the 6000 acres that make up the Blue Hills reservation. There are many miles of pleasant trails over hilly terrain. The largest hill is called Great Blue Hill, and it's summit offers some nice views of Boston and Quincy Bay. While up there, you can visit the weather observatory. The Blue Hills isn't just hiking either. There is also the Trailside Nature Museum, Houghton's Pond, and the small ski area.

This place is a great getaway from the urban landscape, to get some exercise and look for native wildlife. Deer, turkeys, red tail hawks, and even the endangered Timber rattle snake make their home here. Visit the Trailside Museum to learn about and even see these animals.

You will want to start at the Trailside Museum, on rt. 138 north off of I93.

Website: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/metroboston/blue.htm

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  • Updated Jan 6, 2010
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