I have a disability. How can I access the Observatory?

I have a disability. How can I access the Observatory?

| August 24, 2018 | Reply

The closest public parking to the Observatory is at the Trailside Museum at the base of Great Blue Hill. The pedestrian route from this parking lot to the observatory along the summit road is approximately one mile long, with an average slope of 15-20%. This road is not open to public vehicles. Special arrangements can […]

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What is the best way to hike up to the Observatory and how long will it take?

What is the best way to hike up to the Observatory and how long will it take?

| February 24, 2014 | Reply

The Service Road, located at the junction of Rt. 138 and Canton Avenue, is one mile and takes about 20 minutes to hike. A slightly shorter, but somewhat rougher and steeper route, is the Red Dot trail. A lot of people like that because it is a “real” hike and it also takes 20 to […]

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How do I make arrangements to drive up to the Observatory?

How do I make arrangements to drive up to the Observatory?

| February 24, 2014 | Reply

Please contact Program Director Don McCasland. You can phone him at 617-696-0562 or e-mail dmccasland@bluehill.org . You will get specific instructions for the date as well as for your group and vehicle(s).

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May I drive up to the Observatory?

May I drive up to the Observatory?

| February 24, 2014 | Reply

The Service Road is open to “authorized vehicles” only. Directions will be provided when you make arrangements for Service Road Access.

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