Wednesday, February 20, 2013
An update of local ski conditions in your neck of the woods.
Wednesday, February 20
Looking to hone in on your skiing skills without having to travel too far north? No problem. Milton Patch is here with updates on the ski conditions at the Blue Hills Ski Area. To view a live webcam of the ski area, click here.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The first 250 to pre-register for the vent will be able to ski for free on the mountain.
UPDATE: Feb. 8, 7:25am: Fox 25's visit to the Blue Hills Ski Area, planned for Friday, Feb. 8, has been rescheduled to Friday, Feb. 22. Those who have registered are still registered for the new date, according toMyFoxBoston.com. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. ************** While we keep an eye on the skies and the potential for a blizzard this weekend, the Fox 25 Morning News crew plans to make a stop at the Blue Hills Ski Area in Canton this Friday, Feb. 8, according to a recent news post. The news team has been visiting a different New England mountain every Friday since Jan. 11, and will be making their rounds in Blue Hills this week. The crew will give an insider's look at planning the perfect ski getaway …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Fall Festival at the Trailside Museum featured apple cider making, great finds at the yard sale and live animals.
The 2012 Fall Festival at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum began on Friday. There are many things for everyone, makng an accorn necklace, handmade bird feeders, pressing apples and making cider, a huge yard sale, live animal presentations and the zoo which features two white snowy owls, two white tailed deer, assorted birds and an adorable otter. The fall festival runs through Monday afternoon. If you weren't able to get there over the weekend, you still have time to get over there today. Norman Smith, director of the museum said, "We have recently installed a new trail for visual and handicap people. There is braile on the new trail signs and a rope that runs along the trail. A wooden ball on the rope means that there is a station there …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The Department of Conservation and Recreations awarded an $175,000 matching funds grant to Mass Audubon for education at Milton's Trailside Museum.
The Department of Conservation and Recreation recently announced a matching funds grant of $175,000 for the Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton. The money will fund environmental education programs and materials for summer camps, school groups and park visitors. The DCR will match funds with Mass Audubon. “DCR has an on-going commitment to improving and enriching the natural, cultural and recreational opportunities available to state park users,” said DCR Commissioner Ed Lambert after the press conference. “The Partnerships Matching Funds Program recognizes the tremendous value of partnership for DCR. The grants enable projects that enrich the visitor experience and improve quality of life for residents of Massachusetts.” State Senator …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
A grant from the Milton Foundation for Education will fund a Birding Day for Pierce sixth graders.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
How do you get kids away from their screens and outdoors into nature? Jeff Stoodt, sixth-grade science teacher at Pierce Middle School in Milton thinks birding might be the answer. He recently received a grant from the Milton Foundation for Education that provided him with the funds to hold a Birding Day for all the students on his team. Buses will take the students to nearby Fowl Meadow, in the Blue Hills, and the students will use brand new binoculars to identify birds. Jeff’s bringing in national birding expert Bill Thompson III to help teach the kids about the birds that are passing through at this peak migration time, as well as those that are settling in to raise a family. Bill is the editor of the monthly magazine Bird Watcher’s …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Photos from a hike through the Blue Hills Reservation.
A stroll through the Blue Hills Reservation is always a relaxing way to spend an afternoon. These photos were taken Saturday, March 24 near the Houghton's Pond visitors' center and on the Blue Hills' trails.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
West Roxbury's Wicked Sharp Ski and Sport having a very successful winter despite the lack of snow. This weekend's carnival at the Blue Hills Ski Area features ski and snowboard competitions with prizes, free BBQ and carnival fun.
It may feel like spring, but for skiers and snowboarders, winter is finally arriving this weekend. On Saturday, Wicked Sharp Ski and Sport is hosting a Wicked Winter Carnival at Blue Hills in Canton. Come Saturday, several skiiers and snowboarders will like Wicked Sharp more if they win the $300 first prize, $150 second prize, or $50 third prize at the Wicked Sharp Ski and Sport Winter Carnival at Blue Hills–also sponsored by Snowriders. "This Saturday we’re doing a winter carnival from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.," Co-owner J.P. Bedard said. "There will be a bunch of free games for kids to do, like carnival games–hula hoop with all heavy, snow clothing on, snowball accuracy, a version of a ring toss, throwing a hat onto a snowman’s head," …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
The DCR's First Day Hikes will begin at Houghton's Pond on Sunday, January 1.
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Saturday, December 31, 2011
Celebrate the New Year in the Blue Hills. As the Grand Daddy of First Day Hikes, this is the twenty-first year of the annual New Year’s tradition. Get outdoors and enjoy the winter woods. Warm up with a free cup of hearty soup at noon, then stretch your legs on a variety of guided hikes suitable for all ages and abilities, beginning at 1 p.m.. Meet at the Houghton’s Pond parking lot at 840 Hillside Street in Milton. Please arrive by 12:30 p.m. to allow sufficient time to access the event. Parking is limited. This year for the first time, all 50 states will be participating in First Day Hikes as part of a national “get outdoors” initiative. Before the annual hike at the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, DCR will announce a partnership with …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Foragers, this is the Olympic season for mushroom hunting, and you don't have to leave Milton to return with a ten pound bag of gourmet edibles.
Mushroom nirvana is within reach, and the Olympic season for picking is now. I am a beagle, sharp-eyed, sniffing, and barking insanely (inside my head) if I spot a Hen-of-The-Wood. You don’t have to leave Milton to return home, weighed down with a ten-pound bag of gourmet mushrooms. I began foraging in 1997 when I lived in Connecticut. While walking my dog I’d notice strange fungi in parks and woods, and I’d wonder, “What is that?” A guidebook taught me that many of these wild mushrooms were “choice edibles,” and sure enough, I’d see the same ones selling for $23 a pound at gourmet markets. While hunting, I’ve had my moments of awe. Once I walked up a path, and there in a clearing, under a fat oak tree, sat a chicken mushroom in full …