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A rare gem on the top of the Blue Hill. The views from the hill include downtown Boston and the off shore islands. Inside of the observatory you study the operation for the current weather instruments and see original instruments from when it was built...More
I took my 16 year old nephew for an impromptu hike up to the Blue Hills Reservation and Observatory. What a great place for a hike. Fairly easy trail, took us about an hour and a half. We went up to the weather observatory to...More
Date of experience: September 2017
Donald M, General Manager at The Blue Hill Observatory Science Center Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018
Thanks for coming. Please come again. The signs you saw about No Dogs allowed is exclusively for the Wildlife Area at the Trailside Museum. Dogs are welcome everywhere else in the park (please don't let them poop on a beach). Dogs must always be on...More
You have to walk up the hill to get there, either on the road or up the ski slope (which is short but steep). The observatory is quite small and you can take a tour if you're interested to understand more about what they're doing....More
I hiked the Blue Hills on this beautifully sunny day. I used it for exercise and hiked / jogged up to the observatory. There is a service road to the top and that offers a challenging climb for cyclists, but you have to be conscious...More
You should be prepared to walk. It's a hike up to the Observatory. You can walk a paved drive up or take one of the trails. The trails are a bit more challenging. Once you reach the top, there is a gift shop with snack...More
On a first date, we hiked up to the observatory and climbed the stairs to see an amazing view. It was unique, cheap, and fun. Too bad I didn't like the guy enough to go back there for another date. :-)
This is a splendidly different way to spend an afternoon near Boston. Just off I-95, the short hike to the observatory was refreshing, as was the knowledgeable, engaged staff of this non-profit weather observatory. The environmental history was fascinating, too, as this place continues an...More
Great hiking/climbing experience. Not too hard and great view from observatory at top. Trail side museum is fun too for free with the otter, and other wildlife! Fantastic way to spend a few hours close to Boston.