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Blue Hills Reservation

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Address: Milton, MA

These seven thousand acres span six Massachusetts cities and towns.

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Best trail map ever

The DCR Blue Hills Reservation stretches over 7,000 acres from Quincy to Dedham, Milton to Randolph. We had cabin fever and decided to hike somewhere new, glad we checked this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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85 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The DCR Blue Hills Reservation stretches over 7,000 acres from Quincy to Dedham, Milton to Randolph. We had cabin fever and decided to hike somewhere new, glad we checked this out! Many, MANY trails, from all different levels of difficulty, from around a pond to a 635ft peak. The trail map was amazing, I wish all trails had them done... More 

Thank saphyress
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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134 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are tons of walking trails with different obstacles and levels in mind. There are a few steep areas that give an intermediate hiker some fun, but can be avoided if you are more novice. Recommend hiking from to the observatory for some very nice views of the Boston skyline. Only downside is that there isn't much parking, especially in... More 

Thank hockeyaw19
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Dozens + trails. Never get bored always different. Easy to extremely challenging depending on your fitness level. Much to do from hiking, biking, etc. sometimes the best gems are in your own backyard

Thank Everett H
Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This 8,500 acre park incorporates parts of the City of Quincy, Milton, and Canton. I highly recommend that from I-93 south you take exit 8 and you drive along Wampatuk and Chickatawbut Drives (stopping at the Chickatawbut lookout for the best views of Boston) and then you proceed on to Route 138 and turn north and park in the parking... More 

Thank Ray T
Clemmons, North Carolina
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325 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Blue Hills Reservation is a good spot to go hiking for a day and feel like you're in the wilderness in the Boston area. The roads through the reservation are pretty to drive on as well, especially when the leaves are changing. Certain spots offer pretty good views of the Boston area to the north. Keep in mind that you... More 

Thank Andrei S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

They have a nature museum at the bottom of the hill and several free outdoor animal exhibits that are great for kids. If you are up for a hike you can climb to the top and see the surrounding area including downtown Boston. Pack a lunch and make a day of it.

Thank PeterinBoston
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

"New Hampshire in the miniature", within 20-30 minutes of Boston. Great full-day hikes, and many shorter hikes. Try the Skyline trail (all-day hike).

Thank Ilya S
Hull, Massachusetts
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1,032 reviews
255 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Whether you want walking trails or hiking trails, you can easily drive in, step out of your car and be on the path in no time. For those that prefer to stay in your car, a simple drive through the park is still enjoyable. If you go out at night, there's a great parking spot that overlooks the Boston skyline.

Thank Edelan
Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Great place to spend the day outside walking or enjoying the view. Good for the dogs and the kids. Get back to nature in the Blue Hills.

Thank jmcjaw2
Petah Tiqwa, HaMerkaz, Israel
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90 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Just choose a trail and enjoy the view. There is a pond- beautiful trip around. One of the routes on the hill will fill you with a fresh air and inspire your vision of the nature. Enjoy the quite walk in the woods.

Thank Julia Z

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