May 2015

blue hills

october (sonya kovacic)

october (sonya kovacic)

"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."

-Mass Gov

Hills have played an important role in Boston--as the city was founded on a hill.


The Blue Hills Reservation has over 7,000 acres with more than 125 miles of trails. Take a look at the hiking trails and learn more about the reservation.