The New England Orienteering Club
NEOC: Houghton's Pond In-Person Orienteering
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Sunday, June 13, 2021, 10:00am - 11:30pm
Blue Hills West (Houghton's Pond)
Milton, MA
Staggered Starts:
10:00 A.M.—11:30 A.M.
Courses Close:
1:00 P.M.
Meet Director:
Jeff Saeger
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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of our first event!

June 6th, 1971: Hans Bengtsson set the first courses at Houghton's Pond
(before NEOC was officially formed as a club in April, 1972)

We are recreating that event, complete with a Black-and-White USGS map, "updated for 1971" with some added features. Come experience orienteering as it was in its infancy in New England.

Map Scale: 1:10000

Courses: Novice (3.3 km), Short (4.0 km), Long (6.8 km)
All controls are Yellow level; none on trails, all within fifty meters of a trail. There will be no water on the course.

Join us after your course for a Bring-Your-Own-Picnic at picnic site #4. (The potluck format is suspended this year.)

NEOC's Annual General Meeting (AGM), with election for the Board of Directors, will take place starting at 1:00 PM.

Start/Finish and Parking

  • Registration: Near Houghton's Pond Picnic Area 4
  • Parking: 50 Blue Hill River Rd., Milton MA
    There is a parking lot at the end of Hill River Road and several parking areas along the road.


There will be two ways to register:

  • If you have your own finger-stick, and we have your stick number and name on file, you can "dip" your stick at the meet computer, verify your name, and choose your course.
  • Otherwise, scan a “check in” QR code with your smartphone. Enter your name, course, and finger-stick number. (Loaner finger-sticks will be available.)
    If you do not have a smartphone (or don’t want to bring it to the event), we will have volunteers who can enter your information.

Clear/Check your finger stick. Proceed to Start. Please allow at least 1 minute between starts on the same course.


  • Please indicate that you are off the course (even if you don’t find all the controls or get fed up partway through!) by downloading your finger-stick.
  • There will be no results monitor. Scan a QR code to view results on the Web. If you supplied an email address at registration, results will be emailed to you.
Houghton's Pond - Blue Hill River Rd.
Blue Hill River Road

There is a parking lot at the end of Blue Hill River Road and several parking areas along the road.