Announcing a new Meetup for The Chestnut Hill Walking Meetup Group!
What: BLUE HILLS RESERVATION
When: Sunday, May 2, 2010 11:00 AM
Price: $1.00 per person
The Blue Hills Reservation
695 Hillside Street
Milton, MA 02186
695 Hillside Street, Milton, MA 02186
WE'LL MEET IN FRONT OF THE RESERVATION HEADQUARTERS. AFTER THE WALK WE CAN MEET AT GRANITE LINKS GOLF COURSE, a short distance away, for lunch. It's a beautiful spot with 360 degree views of surrounding towns.
Located only minutes from the bustle of downtown Boston, the DCR Blue Hills Reservation stretches over 7,000 acres from Quincy to Dedham, Milton to Randolph, providing a green oasis in an urban environment. Rising above the horizon, Great Blue Hill reaches a height of 635 feet, the highest of the 22 hills in the Blue Hills chain. From the rocky summit visitors can see over the entire metropolitan area. With its scenic views, varied terrain and 125 miles of trails, the Blue Hills Reservation offers year-round enjoyment for the outdoor enthusiast.
The Blue Hills
The Blue Hills were so named by early European explorers who, while sailing along the coastline, noticed the bluish hue on the slopes when viewed from a distance. More than ten thousand years before those Europeans arrived, Native Americans made their home in the hills. The Natives referred to themselves as Massachusett, or "people of the great hills". Eventually the Europeans began settling in this region. The colonists built houses and barns, cleared fields for crops and livestock and logged the hillsides for lumber.
Learn more here:http://walkers.meetup.com/255/calendar/13288053/