Stretching over 7,000 acres from Quincy to Dedham, Milton to Randolph, the Blue Hills Reservation provides a green oasis in an urban environment. With its scenic views, varied terrain and 125 miles of trails, it offers year-round enjoyment for the outdoor enthusiast. Sixteen historic structures listed on the National Register tell the fascinating tales of Native Americans, explorers, farmers, quarry workers and inventors. Additionally the Blue Hills Weather Observatory, a National Historic Landmark, sits atop Great Blue Hill, as a crowning feature. The West Area includes the Blue Hills Ski Area, Houghton’s Pond and the Trailside Museum.