Welcome to the IslandCache Program! This activity will guide you to some of the park’s significant cultural, historical and natural resources. Using your own Global Positioning System (GPS) unit and clues provided by the IslandCache Site Sheets, you can guide yourself to one or all of the sites. To make your visit a memorable—and educational—experience, please read the guidelines and suggestions below.
Please note that geocaching with traditional physical caches is not permitted in the park.
What You Need to Participate
How the IslandCache Program Works
Things to Know about IslandCaching
IslandCache Site Sheets
» Site 1: Introduction to Boston Harbor Islands (PDF - 142kb)
» Site 2: The Nucleus of Maritime Trade (PDF - 92kb)
» Site 3: Reconnection and Renewal (PDF - 476kb)
» Site 4: Native Americans on the Islands (PDF - 229kb)
» Site 5: Harbor Defense (PDF - 122kb)
» Site 6: The Outer Islands (PDF - 488kb)
» Site 7: Tidepools, Flora and Fauna (PDF - 375kb)
Did You Know?
Clarence Burrage was a philanthropist who established the Hospital for Crippled Children on Bumpkin Island in 1902. It was one of the first facilities with ramps instead of stairs. Though it burned in 1945, the remains can be seen today at Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. More...