Norfolk County High Point Trip Report

Date: June 15, 2001
Author: Dave Covill

Norfolk County contains Blue Hill, a popular spot for skiing in the winter, if you don't mind the meager 400' of vertical, and for hiking in the summer. We made the mistake of attacking the problem head-on. We walked straight up the steep incline of the main slope above the lift. There were dozens of school kids from the inner city coming down, some falling while running, reminding me of the "Jack fell down and Jill came tumbling after" ditty. We made it to the top in about 10-15 minutes. There is a building but it was locked. Great views in all directions.

We chose to walk down the paved access road. I recommend this, as there are trees to provide shade. It was about twice as long, and came out near the museum and visitor center at the bottom, perhaps 200 yards E of the ski area. There is an extensive network of hiking trails, not to mention the 3-4 open ski slopes, and I grabbed a map while there, along with other literature. It is literally 1/4 mile from route 128 a.k.a. 95/93. Previous directions are good.