A cure coming up for the wintertime blues

February 2, 2013 by  

Guests are invited to chase away those winter blues and have a blast at the annual Blue Hills Winter Fest coming up at the end of the month.

This is a chance to join in the night hike led by an environmentalist or head for the slopes and some downhill skiing. For guests who do not fancy braving the outdoors, another option is to stay inside and sample the best chili that the local restaurants have to offer, or tap their toes to the lively Irish melodies of the band Songs for Ceilidh. As well, there are plenty of crafts and games to amuse the kids while enjoying the company of friends old and new.

Visitors can also relax with a cold one from Blue Hills Brewery, or enjoy the beverage of their choice from the well-stocked snack bar.

Friends of the Blue Hills’ aver that families and people of all ages will delight in The Blue Hills Winter Fest. The park encompasses the cities of Dedham, Quincy, Canton, Braintree, and Randolph.

As an additional perk, Blue Hills Ski is offering the reduced rates of $15 for lift tickets and $15 for equipment rental. Skiers can take advantage of this discount by visiting the Friends of the Blue Hills website, printing the brochure page (a local brochure printer could help with this), and presenting it at Blue Hills Ski.

Friends of the Blue Hills assists in the maintenance of the Sanctuary’s 125 miles of hiking trails, control of invasive plant species that jeopardize endangered foliage, and support for programs that protect the park from aggressive, unsuitable development.
Sponsored by Friends of the Blue Hills, the festivities take place from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 26.