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Hiking in Blue Hills

Hosted by the Consul of the Boston South Shore Activities Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 06 May 10:00 - 12:30

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Let’s get together for hiking in the Blue Hills reservation this Sunday and enjoy the warm weather.

Blue Hills reservation is a 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 Protected content of trails to explore through forests and wetlands, up hills, and more.

For more information you can visit this website:Protected content

This time we chose the Braintree Pass Path, it is a scenic path of low difficulty, below it the information on this path:

Distance: 3 miles
Time: 2–2.5 hours - Easy
Starting point: Protected content

This hike is one of the gems of the reservation. The trail passes by stands of majestic hemlocks, mountain laurel-covered slopes, and an Atlantic cedar swamp. An old cellar hole marks the Glover Homestead, where farmers settled hundreds of years ago.

Park in the small pull-off (intersection # Protected content walk past the bulletin board down Braintree Pass Path. Pass intersection #3072, and then bear left at intersection #3090. Continue downhill to intersection #3121. Go left again and follow the path skirting the Great Cedar Swamp to your right. To return, take a left onto Bouncing Brook path (intersection # Protected content follow the red path back to Braintree pass.

We will meet at the parking lot at 10 am sharp, if you are late we CANNOT assure you will be able to meet the group. Try to arrive 10 to 15 min early so you are able to figure out an alternate plan in case that parking lot is full. Bring water and appropriate shoes and clothes for the hiking.

The path is highlighted in green in the map, there is also a possibility to have a part of group adding the path highlighted in yellow.

Please sign up only if you are planning to attend. If you signed up and you change your mind, please cancel your attendance so you allow other members to join the event.