Blue Hills Trailside Museum
|Follow Blue Hills Trailside Museum on Facebook|
The Blue Hills Trailside Museum
is the interpretive center for the
stateís Blue Hills Reservation and
is managed by Mass Audubon.
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 turkey vultures, red-tailed
hawks, and a pair of snowy owls.
Check out our regularly scheduled weekend programs!
Drinks, snacks, maps, nature related gifts and books are available at Trailside's new gift shop/admissions area.
1904 Canton Ave
Milton, MA 02186
This sanctuary has the following universally accessible facilities: Nature Center, Restrooms, Outdoor Exhibit Trail.
Nature Center/Trail Hours:
Nature Center: Thursday through Sunday, and Monday holidays, 10 am to 5 pm.
Trails: Open every day, dawn to dusk.
- For Your Safety
- Stay on trails to avoid ticks and poison ivy
- Do not smoke anywhere on the sanctuary
- Do not pick or collect plants or crops without permission
- Avoid Conflicts with Wildlife
- Do not bring pets, leashed or unleashed, on to the site
- Picnic only in designated areas
- Do not bring motorized vehicles or bicycles onto the site
- Hunting, fishing, or trapping are not permitted
Mass Audubon Members enjoy FREE admission.
Not a Member? Join Today!
$3 for nonmember adults;
$1.50 for nonmember children (2-12);
$2 for nonmember seniors
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.
By public transportation: Take the MBTA Red Line (Ashmont Line) to Ashmont Station. Connect with Mattapan High Speed Line
to Mattapan Square. Take the Mattapan to Canton Center bus route #716 (JBL Busline 781-843-4505). Note: Bus runs Monday through Friday every hour, Saturday every 2 hours until 12 p.m. only, No service on Sundays or holidays.
Located within the 7,000+ acre Blue Hills State Reservation