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Fall hike in Blue Hills

Hosted by the Consul of the Boston South Shore Activities Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 29 Sep 09:00 - 11:30

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Let’s get together for a hike in the Blue Hills reservation this Saturday and enjoy the fall 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.

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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: Intersection of Route 28 and Chickatawbut Road, Quincy

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 9 am sharp [Please check the pictures attached for more location details of the parking lot], 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, bug spray and appropriate shoes and clothes for 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.