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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Sep24

Ruby’s Birds Story Walk

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

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Sep24

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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Sep25

Ruby’s Birds Story Walk

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

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Sep25

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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Sep25

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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Sep25

HarborFit: TRILLFIT Restore at Christopher Columbus Park

Start your day at Christopher Columbus Park with a restorative fitness class overlooking spectacular views of Boston Harbor!

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Sep26

Ruby’s Birds Story Walk

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

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Sep26

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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Sep26

HarborFit: TRILLFIT Cardio Dance at Carson Beach

Start your day at Carson Beach with an upbeat fitness class overlooking spectacular views of 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.

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