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.
The Blue Hill Adventure & Quarry Museum leads this guided hike of the Quincy Quarries Reservation includes visit to the first commercial railway in America, the Granite Railway Incline (1828) and the Lyons Turning Mill (1893). This six mile tour is recommended for intermediate to advanced hikers. Departs at 10am and expected to return at 3pm. Advance registration required. To register, call 781-326-0079 or email, and provide name, phone number, and number of participants.
Join David Hodgdon , founder and President of Blue Hill Adventure & Quarry Museum, on a three mile walking tour of the historic Quincy Quarries highlighting the First Commercial Railway in America, the Granite Incline and Lyons Turning Mill. To register, call 781-326-0079 or email , and provide name, phone number, and number of participants.