Birding and Nature Walks

Blue Hill Adventure & Quarry Museum conducts guided tours of the Blue Hills and Quincy Quarry Reservations and Native American sites.

Phone: 781-326-0079

Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory, located at the top of a scenic mountain range south of Boston, is a unique American institution.

1 Observatory Service Road
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-696-0562

Stretching over 7,000 acres from Quincy to Dedham, Milton to Randolph, the Blue Hills Reservation provides a green oasis in an urban environment.

Located only minutes from the bustle of downtown Boston, the Blue Hills Reservation managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation stretches over 7,000 acres from Quincy to

Stretching over 7,000 acres from Quincy to Dedham, Milton to Randolph, the Blue Hills Reservation provides a green oasis in an urban environment.

840 Hillside Street
Milton, MA
Phone: 781-828-1805

Comprised of 34 islands situated along the Greater Boston shoreline, many can be viewed from Quincy’s coastal roads.

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-223-8666

The grounds of the Broad Meadows Middle School has two basketball and tennis courts, two soccer fields and one softball field.

50 Calvin Road
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-376-1253

Free program held monthly to highlight Quincy’s Environmental Treasures.

One Merrymount Parkway
Quincy, MA 02170
Phone: 617-472-0799

Originally the Town’s South Commons, the land was sold off to private owners in 1818, including a large portion purchased by Job Faxon and he passed the land along to his son Henry H. Faxon.

00 Faxon Park Road
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-376-1253

A 50-acre preserve of wetlands and upland area along Quincy Shore Drive and Fenno Street, the Grossman family donated the park to the City in the 1960’s.

404 Fenno Street
Quincy, MA 02170
Phone: 617-376-1253

President John Adams lived to be 90, and it is thought that his penchant for exercise was a contributing factor.

Quincy’s largest and most utilized park, it is home to the following facilities: Adams Walk: Dedicated June 13, 2009, World War II Memorial, Adams Presidential Tablet, Charles Francis Adams gift mo

1 Merrymount Parkway
Quincy, MA 02170
Phone: 617-376-1253

The Neponset River Watershed Association is a grassroots, member-supported conservation group working since 1967 to clean up and protect the Neponset River, its tributaries and surrounding watershe

2173 Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021
Phone: 781-575-0354

Part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, and one of the few accessible by land, this property offers stellar vistas of the Boston skyline and other Harbor Islands.

This beautiful, waterfront 35 acre park boasts magnificent views, 1.3 miles of walking trails and several acres of upland meadows that

Hours: 

Open daily from dawn to dusk.

50 Calvin Road
Quincy, MA 02169

A half-mile long self-guided nature walk, designed to showcase the major plant and animal species that find their homes in and around the Quincy salt marsh, leads to a cemetery with the remains of

386 Fenno Street
Quincy, MA 02170
Phone: 617-376-1253

Open year-round, dawn to dusk. At Squantum Point, visitors can see the Boston skyline across the harbor and dozens of species of wild birds in the park.

Squantum Point Park
Haul Road
Quincy, MA 02171
Phone: 617-727-5290

Quincy’s largest beach, managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, offers 2.5 miles of clean sand, swimming, lifeguards, free parking, a bathhouse with public restrooms

Quincy Shore Drive
Quincy, MA 02170
Phone: 617-727-5290

The Quincy RiverWalk now runs for 2 miles along the Neponset River Estuary, from the Gazebo at Adams Inn to Squantum Point in DCR’s Squantum Point Park.

2 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02171
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