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Blue Hills Observatory Hike and Tour
October 18, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
What: Join other members of PBK Boston for a Sunday morning hike to the historic Blue Hills Observatory, located on the highest point in the Blue Hills about 10 miles south of Boston in the Blue Hills Reservation straddling Milton, Quincy, and Braintree. This historic and scenic spot offers views of downtown Boston, Mount Monadnock, and the Boston Harbor Islands. The hike up and back is about a mile and is fairly steep, so good walking shoes are a must. A shuttle bus is reported to be available as well for those less athletically inclined. We will repair for lunch to a suitable location afterwards.
The Blue Hills Observatory is open from 10 AM to 4 PM on Sundays, February to December. There is a $4 admission fee. We will pause at the summit to allow those who wish to tour the Observatory the opportunity to do so.
For more information about the Blue Hills Observatory, see http://bluehill.org/
For more information about the Audubon Society Blue Hills Trailside Museum, see http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/blue-hills-trailside-museum
For more information about the Blue Hills Reservation, see http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-south/blue-hills-reservation.html
When: 11 AM on Sunday, October 18th, 2015.
Where: At the 1904 Canton Ave Milton, MA 02186 access point to the Blue Hills Reservation. There is ample parking, a Dunkin’ Donuts at the south end, near the Blue Hills Ski Area facility, and the Trailside Museum at the north end. We will meet in front of the Blue Hills Trailside Museum.
How: Public transportation to this location is a challenge, especially on Sundays! If you need a ride, include that in your RSVP and we will attempt to arrange it. If you would like to explore the shuttle option, let me know and I will look into it further.
Who: The PBK Association of Boston is a non-profit organization of elected members of PBK who associate to promote scholarship, fellowship, and life-long learning. See www.pbkboston.org