Earth Day “Climb for Climate Challenge” at Blue Hill Observatory—April 22-April 25

We are challenging our Greater Boston community to climb up Blue Hill to the Observatory and be counted literally as a supporter of Mother Earth.

Beginning on Earth Day, April 22 through Sunday, April 25 from 10am to 4pm, we are inviting our community to climb Great Blue Hill and to stop by the Observatory to be counted as a participant in our “Climb for Climate Challenge.” Our goal is to encourage as many people as possible to make the “Climb for Climate Challenge” as a way to celebrate “Mother Earth” on her special day.

Once you make the climb your participation will be counted on our LED Electronic Display Board that will count up—reflecting every person who took the climb challenge—from Thursday through Sunday. For those social media savvy participants we will take your pic in front of the Observatory and post what Earth Day means to you on our social media feeds.

Due to upcoming renovations to our historic tower, this is excellent time to take a tour. We will have discounted merchandise for sale such as science games, clothing, kites and more. Those who wish to fly a kite at the Observatory are welcome to do so.

How to Participate: No RSVP’s are necessary. The Blue Hill Observatory is located at the summit of Great Blue Hill on the Blue Hills Reservation at the junction of Routes 93 and 138 about 10 miles south of Boston. The closest parking is 1904 Canton Avenue  (at the Blue Hills Ski Area lot ) and 1902 Canton Avenue (at the lot Just north of the Trailside Museum).

Questions: Email Jennifer Goncalves at or Don McCasland by cell 617-696-0562 or