Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area
The Boston Harbor Islands offer countless opportunities for visitors to tour historical sites, observe wildlife, and participate in recreational activities such as hiking, camping, swimming, and fishing or perhaps to enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch amid the spectacular scenery. Guided and self-guided tours are available. Islands include: Deer, Spectacle, Thompson, Peddocks, Georges, Lovells, Great Brewster, Little Brewster, Bumpkin and Grape. For an Island Alliance event guide: click here. For the 2005 Boston Harbor Islands brochure click here.
408 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 228
Boston, MA 02110
Directions: Open seasonally from May to October, the islands are easy to get to. Take take the T to the Blue Line Aquarium Stop and catch a Boston Harbor Cruises ferry to Georges Island. From Georges you can board a free water shuttle to one of five other islands.
Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area contains some 34 islands lying within Boston Harbor. The islands range in size from less than one acre to 214 acres and together embrace 1,600 acres of land over an area of 50 square miles. The mission of the park is to make the island system an integral park of the life of the surrounding communities and region, and to protect the islands as a resource of national significance, while improving public knowledge and access for education, recreation, and restful solitude within an urban area.