EXPLORE AN ISLAND PARK JUST MINUTES FROM
DOWNTOWN BOSTON

About the Park

The official website of the Boston Harbor Islands

Made up of 34 islands and peninsulas, Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park is an urban oasis just minutes from Boston’s city center. Hop aboard a park ferry and discover islands rich with opportunities for outdoor recreation, relaxation and learning. Check the park calendar for special events or create your own adventure with our trip planning tools below.

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Upcoming Events

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Spectacle Island 5K
Jun08

Spectacle Island 5K & Fun Run

Join us for the 9th annual Spectacle Island 5K and Fun Run!

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Clambake on Spectacle Island
Jun27

Spectacle Island Clambake

Meet your friends, grab your co-workers, and cruise to Spectacle Island for a classic New England clambake.​

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Clambake on Spectacle Island
Jun27

Sunset Clambake

Enjoy a classic New England Clambake and the best sunset in the harbor.

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Boston Harbor Lighthouse Tour
Jun29

Boston Harbor Lighthouse Tour – 1:00pm

Experience the lighthouses of Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park with a special three-lighthouse tour.

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Boston Harbor Lighthouse Tour
Jun29

Boston Harbor Lighthouse Tour – 3:30pm

Experience the lighthouses of Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park with a special three-lighthouse tour.

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Clambake on Spectacle Island
Jul04

Sunset Clambake

Enjoy a classic New England Clambake and the best sunset in the harbor.

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Spectacle Island Yoga
Jul06

Island Yoga

Enjoy an all-levels yoga class with sweeping views of Boston Harbor.

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Jul06

Set Sail for Spectacle Island

Get ready to set sail for this four-hour beginner sailing trip through Boston Harbor.

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Explore the Islands

Exploring is believing! Of 34 islands and peninsulas that make up Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, many are accessible by seasonal public ferry service or can be accessed year-round by car or on foot. Islands range from rustic retreats to family-friendly hubs with a range of activities. Hover over the map to learn more about each island destination!

About the Park

It's great to be able to get away from the city for a day and experience the outdoors in the harbor just a few minutes by boat from Boston.

Will from Dorchester

I feel like I'm walking through history right now!

Harbor Discovery Camper

Gorgeous views, quiet vibe, clear waters. Great spot to spend a summer day or weekend.

Danielle from Quincy

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