When people think about skiing near Boston, they think of skiing downhill at on the 635-foot peak at Blue Hills Ski Area. But the many trails of the 7,000-acre Blue Hills Reservation is also dream for cross-country skiers.
BostonGlobe.com recently profiled the cross-country skiing opportunities at Blue Hills Reservation. According to the article, there are six recommended starting points for cross-country skiing in the reservation that are listed in a brochure titled “Ranger Tim’s Cross-Country Ski Routes,” which is available at the Trailside Museum or can be downloaded from the DCR website. It suggests the Trailside Museum’s north parking lot (1904 Canton Ave., Route 138, Milton); the Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot (2167 Washington St., Route 138, Canton); Braintree Pass Path parking lot (at Route 28 and Chickatawbut Road); the main parking lot at Houghton’s Pond (840 Hillside St. in Milton), Fowl Meadow parking lot (intersection of Neponset Valley Parkway and Brush Hill Road); and the Shea Memorial Rink parking lot (651 Willard St. in Quincy).