With great weather finally here, now is the time to start planning that long overdue family vacation or long weekend. If you’re looking for a beautiful place close to home, than Randolph, MA is the place to go. Once you are here, make sure to stop by the Blue Hills Reservation for some outdoor fun.
With so much fun to experience all in one place, you can be sure you will have a full day of memories and laughter with family and friends. From hiking and trail running during the summer months, skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing in the winter months, this is the full package for the outdoor adventure enthusiast.
Home to over beautiful 7000-acres of land, the Blue Hills are one of Massachusetts’ most visited outdoor destinations. There’s over 125 extensive trails for hikers of all ability levels. It’s only a 30-minute drive from downtown Boston, so taking a day trip before making it back in time for the Sox game is completely reasonable.
The Blue Hills Reservation Parkways are a network of historic parkways both in and around the Blue Hills Reservation. It consists of six roadways (in seven separate distinct segments) that provide circulation within the park, and that also join the park to two connecting parkways, the Blue Hills Parkway and also the Furnace Brook Parkway.
The roadway network was designed by Charles Eliot in the 1890s, except for Green Street, which was added in the 1940s. The parkways were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. The first segment of Blue Hill River Road begins at a four-way junction with Washington Street and Royall Street in Canton.
Its north side is dense forest with stone outcrops, and rising elevation in the hills. The south side are concrete sidewalks and a stone wall. The section of road provides access to Brookwood Farm, like the reservation administered by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. Come down today to experience the fun for yourself.