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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Jul26

Explore Boston Harbor: A Waterfront-wide Scavenger Hunt

Boston Harbor Islands National & State Park are pleased to present “Explore Boston Harbor: A Waterfront-Wide Scavenger Hunt”

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Jul26

Ruby’s Birds Story Walk

Join us for a story walk on Spectacle Island featuring “Ruby’s Birds”!

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Jul27

Explore Boston Harbor: A Waterfront-wide Scavenger Hunt

Boston Harbor Islands National & State Park are pleased to present “Explore Boston Harbor: A Waterfront-Wide Scavenger Hunt”

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Jul27

Ruby’s Birds Story Walk

Join us for a story walk on Spectacle Island featuring “Ruby’s Birds”!

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Jul27

HarborFit: Capoeira at Piers Park

Learn capoeira, an Afro-Brazillian art form which combines dance and martial while overlooking spectacular views of Boston Harbor.

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Jul28

Explore Boston Harbor: A Waterfront-wide Scavenger Hunt

Boston Harbor Islands National & State Park are pleased to present “Explore Boston Harbor: A Waterfront-Wide Scavenger Hunt”

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Jul28

Ruby’s Birds Story Walk

Join us for a story walk on Spectacle Island featuring “Ruby’s Birds”!

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Jul28

HarborFit: Sunset Yoga at Piers Park

End your day at Piers Park in beautiful East Boston for a sunset all-levels yoga class!

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Jul29

Explore Boston Harbor: A Waterfront-wide Scavenger Hunt

Boston Harbor Islands National & State Park are pleased to present “Explore Boston Harbor: A Waterfront-Wide Scavenger Hunt”

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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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