• Lush vegetation on the top of Spectacle Island's North drumlin dominates the foreground. Boston's skyline can be seen in the distance.  The park's logo with tag line minutes away, worlds apart empashises the stark contrast between the city and islands.

    Boston Harbor Islands

    National Recreation Area Massachusetts


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We will soon accept applications for Summer 2012 Green Corps and Island Ambassadors positions, which are available to youth between the ages of 14-18 from the greater Boston area. You must be willing to get dirty, have fun, and work as team to make a difference in the park and in the community!

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Did You Know?

The French warship Magnifique

Lovells Island in Boston Harbor National Recreation Area is the site of the park's most notorious shipwreck. On August 15, 1782 a historic French seventy-four gun warship, Magnifique, crashed along the rocky shore rumored to be carrying long-lost treasure. More...