• 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

Support Your Park

A park ranger welcomes you at the dock.

A park ranger welcomes you at the dock.

Park Stewardship
Thank you for your interest in the Boston Harbor Islands. There are so many ways to support and enjoy your park! You may donate to one of our partner organizations or volunteer your time, talents and expertise at the park.

There are volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, professionals and citizens, young and old. You can help at a single day event, or participate in a special program over time. Whatever your interests, you will be able to find the right volunteer opportunity for you! more...

Did You Know?

Soldiers of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry

The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment, depicted in the movie “Glory,” made a heroic return to Massachusetts via their discharge station at Gallops Island, part of Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. More...