Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area


Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
191W Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
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Visit the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park Welcome Center on the Rose Kennedy Greenway 9am-6pm daily late June through Labor Day, 9am-4:30pm daily from mid-May through late June and September. Made up of 34 unique islands and peninsulas, the Boston Harbor Islands allow you to visit a Civil War era fort, historic lighthouses, explore tide pools, hike lush trails, camp under the stars, or relax while fishing, picnicking or swimming – all within reach of downtown Boston. From mid-May through Columbus day, Spectacle and Georges Islands are accessible by public ferry. Peddocks, Lovells, Grape, and Bumpkin Islands are accessible by ferry from late June through Labor Day.Thompson Island is accessible by public ferry only during weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The mainland parks, Deer, Nut, Webb Memorial, and World’s End, are open year-round and accessible by car and public transportation. The Boston Harbor Islands are home to various wildlife. Many islands have limited access during bird breeding season from April through August.