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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Fort Independence Ferry
Jun18

Half Price Friday

Head to the Boston Harbor Islands on Fridays in June for half the price!

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Jun18

Free Kite Friday

Visit Spectacle Island on Fridays this season and receive a free kite as you board the ferry!

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Jun20

Half-day Ocean Therapy Retreats

Take some time to slow down and awaken your senses for a few hours on an Ocean Therapy Retreat with Toadstool Walks at Webb State Park!

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Fort Independence Ferry
Jun25

Half Price Friday

Head to the Boston Harbor Islands on Fridays in June for half the price!

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Jun25

Free Kite Friday

Visit Spectacle Island on Fridays this season and receive a free kite as you board the ferry!

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Jul02

Free Kite Friday

Visit Spectacle Island on Fridays this season and receive a free kite as you board the ferry!

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Jul09

Free Kite Friday

Visit Spectacle Island on Fridays this season and receive a free kite as you board the ferry!

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Jul16

Free Kite Friday

Visit Spectacle Island on Fridays this season and receive a free kite as you board the ferry!

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Jul23

Free Kite Friday

Visit Spectacle Island on Fridays this season and receive a free kite as you board the ferry!

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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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