Plan Your Visit

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Begin your Islands Adventure!

With 34 islands and peninsulas, Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park offers experiences for all to enjoy. As a partnership park, Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park brings together federal, state, city, and nonprofit agencies to manage and protect a unique and diverse environment. 2022 marks two significant anniversaries: 50 years since the Boston Harbor Islands entered the State Park system, and 25 years since the establishment of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. Please visit the Boston Harbor Islands organization website, BostonHarborIslands.org, for the most up-to-date information about things to do, anniversary events, and ferry schedules.

Public ferry service has ended for the 2022 season. Visit the partnership park calendar to learn about special cruises and opportunities to visit the islands in the off-season.

 

 

 
 

Visit the Islands

Take in breathtaking views, hike dozens of trails, catch a glimpse of local wildlife, or learn about the long and storied past of Boston Harbor. Whether it's for a few hours of relaxation or a day spent adventuring, the islands offer an escape from Boston's busy downtown.

Public ferry service has ended for the 2022 season. Visit the partnership park calendar to learn about special cruises and opportunities to visit the islands in the off-season.

 
Bridge and entrance to a fort with greenery on top of the stone.

Georges Island

Step back in time by visiting Fort Warren, a Civil-War era fort and National Historic Landmark.

Gravel trail leading towards visitor center and dock.

Spectacle Island

Hike the drumlins and enjoy spectacular views of the city and other islands from the highest point in the harbor.

 

Getting Here

Visitors can access the islands via public ferry or private boats. There are also opportunities throughout the summer to obtain discounted or free ferry tickets to the islands.

 
 

Immerse Yourself

As the largest open recreational space in eastern Massachusetts, many adventures await you during your visit. From beaching, camping, and hiking to touring and wildlife viewing, there are endless ways for you to immerse yourself in the history and landscape of the islands.

 

Last updated: October 13, 2022

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