Blue Hills Trailside Museum
Other Ideas: Massachusetts DCR State Parks; The Charles River Esplanade; Walden Pond State Park; Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area; Purgatory Chasm State Reservation
Indoor exhibits feature wildlife you may see while exploring the reservationís 150 miles of trails. Outside the museum, stroll through exhibits featuring native wildlife such as river otters, and a snowy owl.
About the Blue Hills Trailside Museum:
The Blue Hills Trailside Museum is the interpretive center for the 7,000-acre Blue Hills Reservation and is managed by the Massachusetts Audubon Society.
Indoor exhibits feature wildlife you may see while exploring the reservationís 150 miles of trails. Outside the museum, stroll through exhibits featuring white-tailed deer, otters, red foxes, and bobcats.
Climb to the top of Great Blue Hill for a panoramic view of surrounding Boston, as well as to look for hawks, turkey vultures, and other wildlife.
Museum open Thursday-Sunday and Monday holidays, 10 am-5 pm.
Trails open daily, from dawn to dusk.
$3 for nonmember adults;
$2 for nonmember seniors;
$1.50 for nonmember children
1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA, 02186 map
Take Rt I-93 to exit 2B (Milton, Rt 138 North). Follow the exit ramp to the first set of traffic lights. Go straight through the lights and the parking lot is 0.5 miles ahead on the right. The museum is at the end of the parking lot.
Take I-93 to exit 3 (sign for Houghtonís Pond)
Turn right at stop sign onto Hillside St.
Houghtonís Pond is one-quarter mile on the right.
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