• 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

Traveler Information System

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Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area relies on the official Web site of the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership to provide travelers with information on visiting the Boston Harbor Islands. The Web site, BostonHarborIslands.org, is maintained cooperatively by National Park Service and Boston Harbor Island Alliance, both members of the Partnership.
 
Traveler Information System: National Parks of Massachusetts
The National Parks of Massachusetts commissioned a study to analyze new ways to facilitate visitation to the through improved provision of traveler information. The report explores potential improvements to several elements of the parks' regional traveler information system (TIS), including a nation-wide visitor-oriented Web site. The report also identifies options for providing visitor orientation through a centralized transportation hub in Boston.

» The National Parks of Massachusetts: Planning Studies for a Traveler Information System and Visitor Transportation Facilities (Prepared by U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Special Programs Administration John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center Cambridge, Massachusetts, August 2003) [PDF]

Did You Know?

American Oystercatcher

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area offers great birdwatching of native and migratory bird species, including Oystercatchers, Least and Common terns, Common eiders, Cormorants, Brant, and Snowy owls. More...