Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory, located at the top of a scenic mountain range south of Boston, is a unique American institution. Founded in 1885 by Abbott Lawrence Rotch as a private scientific center for the study and measurement of the atmosphere, it was the site of many pioneering weather experiments and discoveries. The earliest kite soundings of the atmosphere in North America in the 1890s and the development of the radiosonde in the 1930s occurred at this historic site.
It's sugarin’ time in the Blue Hills! Join Trailside and the Massachusetts DCR as we continue a more than 20-year-old tradition of making maple syrup at Brookwood Farm in the Blue Hills Reservation. The Maple Sugar Days Festival will be held on Saturday March 24th and Sunday March 25th at Brookwood Farm in Canton MA.