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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Aug09

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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Aug10

HarborFit: Sunset Yoga at Piers Park

End your day at Piers Park in beautiful East Boston for a sunset all-level yoga class!

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Aug12

Brato on Spectacle Island

Bite into delicious food and enjoy a drink or two with Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen on Spectacle Island!

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Aug12

Night Sky Camping

Grab your camping gear and join a Park Ranger for an unforgettable night sky experience in Boston Harbor!

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Aug13

HarborFit: Island Yoga

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

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Aug13

Brato on Spectacle Island

Bite into delicious food and enjoy a drink or two with Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen on Spectacle Island!

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Aug13

Sounds of Fort Warren: Island Hopper Swings

Come to Georges Island this summer and let music fill your ears as you explore Fort Warren and the history of the island!

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Aug13

Boston Harbor Lighthouse Cruise

Voyage through maritime history with a special three-lighthouse tour featuring close-up views of Long Island Light, Graves Light, and Boston Light – America’s first light station.

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Aug13

Boston Harbor Lighthouse Cruise

Voyage through maritime history with a special three-lighthouse tour featuring close-up views of Long Island Light, Graves Light, and Boston Light – America’s first light station.

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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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