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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Aug07

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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Aug07

Civil War Living History Tour

Meet Dr. Charles Macgill, a confederate political prisoner during the Civil War.

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Aug07

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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Aug07

Jazz on the Porch

Relax to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Berklee College of Music and other local ensembles on Spectacle Island.

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Aug07

HarborFit: Latin Cultural Dance

Spend some time on the water and learn capoeira, cumbia, other dances from South and Central America!

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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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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!

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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

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Harbor Discovery Camper

Gorgeous views, quiet vibe, clear waters. Great spot to spend a summer day or weekend.

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