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Blue Hills Reservation

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Milton, MA
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7,000 acres of natural beauty so close to Boston

Dozens and dozens of wonderful hiking trails, magnificent views from atop Big Blue, lovely Houghton... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
john k
Beautiful any season

We have map of all the trails and have done most of them in the 35 years we have lived in Milton... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marcia G
Milton, Massachusetts, United States
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These seven thousand acres span six Massachusetts cities and towns.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dozens and dozens of wonderful hiking trails, magnificent views from atop Big Blue, lovely Houghton Pond, happy families picnicking and enjoying the beach ,strolling lovers, hearty runners, hikers and mountain bikers -- it's an oasis of natural beauty just 10 miles from downtown Boston.

Thank john k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have map of all the trails and have done most of them in the 35 years we have lived in Milton. All levels

Thank Marcia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful hiking paths, climb to the top of Big Blue and visit the weather station and gift shop. The views are magnificent. On a clear day you can see Boston, the Harbor and surrounding area. The Trailside Museum is a great family spot too.

Thank Joyce M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to believe this place is so near to the city. We picked up a trail map from one of the offices and followed the yellow 4.5 trail. This was clearly marked and easy to follow. We took a couple of detours to the museum,...More

Thank Lucysmumanddad
Reviewed 26 July 2017

this is a good place to see some of our creatures and plants. the hours are very good and the fall is the best time to go

Thank Dennis G
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Blue hills reservation is a state park in Boston. Different transportation routes leads to different sections of blue hills. Thousands of hikers ascend the Blue hills to enjoy beautiful view. We enjoyed hiking and reached top spot. view of Boston sky scrapper building from top...More

Thank balasubramanian16847
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Came here in late Feb while visiting family and friends and there was still some snow from the previous week which made some of the rocks quite slippery, so make sure you wear suitable boots at this time of year as there was also a...More

Thank Leintwardine
Reviewed 21 June 2017

A great outdoor area for all seasons near Boston. From hiking to horseback riding, the trails are fun to explore. If you make it to the top there is a weather station that is cool to see. In the winter, they offer very reasonable rates...More

Thank Colleen W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

There are many trails in many areas of the Blue Hills to walk. All are fabulous if you like walking in the woods. Two of my favorites are the top of Chickatawbut Rd. where there is a tower to climb. On a clear day you...More

Thank LFlynn2014
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Walk along paved road or use the trails to get to the top for a beautiful view of Boston. Plenty of picnic spots, parking and fellow hikers around. Restrooms and running water for dogs to drink from. Observatory at top keeps a bowl of water...More

Thank Stephanie D
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7 March 2017|
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Response from b243 | Reviewed this property |
There was a bathroom but not sure how many are around
Bonnie M
17 December 2016|
Response from cubes1234 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have only hiked there. I have no idea about sledding
Meaghan G
9 August 2016|
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Response from MARY Lou A | Reviewed this property |
There are many hikes in the Blue HIlls Reservation. The question asked is: is the hike up big blue conducive to a person carrying a five month old baby? The red trail up big blue is too steep and the dirt and stones too... More