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Blue Hills Trailside Museum
1904 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186
The Blue Hills Trailside Museum is owned by the Department of Conservation and Recreation and managed by MassMore Audubon, which is one of the largest conservation organizations in New England. As a natural history museum, it features exhibits on Blue Hills, non-releasable wildlife and programs about Birds of Prey, Changing Species and other topics.
Blue Hill Observatory
1904 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186
The Blue Hill Observatory is a private science center that studies and measures the atmosphere and tracks the weather.More There are no public roads to this observatory, but you can hike some of the trails on the Blue Hills Reservation to view it. The closest parking lot is at the Trailside Museum. The hike from this point is a little less than a mile, and there is a map to point you in the right direction. Blue Hills is open from dawn until dusk, so plan accordingly.
Blue Hills Trailside Museum
1904 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186
The museum is the center and starting point for the Blue Hills Reservation, which stretches for 7,000 acres and 150More miles of trails. Along with guided or unguided tours of the trails, visitors can spend time at the center itself, where there are indoor animal exhibits, items for sale and picnic areas. Weekend programs, incuding a live animal exhibition are free. The gift shop also offers food and drinks for sale, and is handicap accessible. Museum policy discourages smoking, pets and taking plant samples. Come year round, from morning to night, to walk the trails and observe nature.
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