Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory

Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory has produced the oldest continuous climate record in the nation. It's also tucked away in a forest, and makes for a fun 15-20 mile bike ride south of Boston.

The observatory has an extensive public engagement program, and tours run year-round on weekends from 10am-4pm.

The longest running climate observatory, is tucked in a forest only a 15-20 mile bike ride from Boston.
Ride Summary
  • Stats
    • Distance15-20mi
    • % Bike Path~60%
    • Modificationsoption for advanced 2mi ride
    • Scenerycoasts, rivers, towns
    • Real Science Labs?Active climate / weather research tower
    • Real Instruments?sensors! Pressure, humidity, temp etc.
    • Grounds Access?public tours
Public Transit:
Optional Commuter Rail from South Station to Readville, MA (40min by train, then 2.2 challenging miles by bicycle)
BRIEF HISTORY

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RIDE OVERVIEW

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PHOTO GALLERY: THE RIDE
Checking out some chickens at Wakefield Arboretum :)
Final push - a car-free ride up to the top of the small hill! Please respect speed limits on your way back down.
PHOTO GALLERY: THE SCIENCE
A crystal ball? No, a Campbell-Stokes sunshine recorder!
Recording scientific data by ink
Top of the tower
View from the main tower in late April

More soon!