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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.
Houghton's Pond Recreation Area
695 Hillside St, Milton, MA 02186
This swimming and fishing pond is part of the Blue Hills Reservation that's operated by the Department of ConservationMore and Recreation. The pond itself is 24-acres wide and up to 42 feet deep. Seasonally, there is stocked fishing, supervised swimming, a concession pavilion and visitor's center. Surrounding the pond is a playground, ball fields and available hiking as part of the Reservation's 125 miles of trails. Supervised swimming is open in July and August from 10am to 6pm daily.