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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May28

Stewardship Saturday at Thompson Island

Join other park stewards to help us control non-native invasive plants and enhance native ecosystems and natural processes in the park

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Jun04

Reel Fun Fishing Day at Deer Island

Join us for a day of fishing and fun at Deer Island!

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Jun12

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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Jun14

Sunset Yoga at the Charlestown Navy Yard

End your day at the Charlestown Navy Yard with a restorative yoga class overlooking spectacular views of Boston Harbor!

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Jun18

Vintage Base Ball

Step back in time and watch a 19th Century base ball game with original rules and uniforms!

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Jun21

Sunset Yoga at the Charlestown Navy Yard

End your day at the Charlestown Navy Yard with a restorative yoga class overlooking spectacular views of Boston Harbor!

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Jun25

Half-day Ocean Therapy Retreat

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

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Jun25

Vintage Base Ball

Step back in time and watch a 19th Century base ball game with original rules and uniforms!

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Jun25

Summer Solstice at World’s End

Summer Solstice at World’s End returns Saturday, June 25, 2022! Join The Trustees to celebrate this remarkable property on one of the longest days of the year.

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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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