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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Jun20

Spectacle on Spectacle 2019

Join us for Boston Harbor Now’s premier fundraising event and an opportunity to support Boston Harbor, our islands and waterfront!

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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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Jun27

Sunset Clambake

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

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Jul04

Sunset Clambake

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

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Spectacle Island Yoga
Jul06

Harborfit: Island Yoga on Spectacle Island

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

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Set Sail Spectacle
Jul06

Set Sail for Spectacle Island

Get ready to learn how to set sail on Boston Harbor.

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Jul07

Jazz on the Porch

Relax on the porch to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Berklee College of Music ensembles.

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Clambake on Spectacle Island
Jul11

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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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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