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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Feb06

Ocean Therapy Winter Walks

Get outside and breathe in the fresh winter ocean air on a guided therapeutic experience in the unique urban wilderness areas of the Boston Harbor.

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Feb06

Ocean Therapy Winter Walks

Get outside and breathe in the fresh winter ocean air on a guided therapeutic experience in the unique urban wilderness areas of the Boston Harbor.

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Feb28

Bundle Up Boston: Winter Waterfront Running Club – Charlestown

Get on your feet and out to Charlestown for Boston Harbor Now’s Winter Running Club!

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Mar06

Ocean Therapy Winter Walks

Get outside and breathe in the fresh winter ocean air on a guided therapeutic experience in the unique urban wilderness areas of the Boston Harbor.

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Mar06

Ocean Therapy Winter Walks

Get outside and breathe in the fresh winter ocean air on a guided therapeutic experience in the unique urban wilderness areas of the Boston Harbor.

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Mar28

Bundle Up Boston: Winter Waterfront Running Club – Downtown/Seaport

Get on your feet and outdoors for Boston Harbor Now’s Winter Waterfront Running Club!

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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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