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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Oct23

Stewardship Saturday at Charlestown Navy Yard

Join other park stewards to help us get our tools into fighting shape for future work on the islands!

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Oct23

Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands Annual Meeting and Author Discussion

Join the Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands for their annual meeting and a discussion with authors Stephanie Schorow and Pavla Simkova. 

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Oct30

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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Nov13

Veterans Day Cruise

Honor veterans and active service members with a special cruise and excursion to Georges Island.

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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

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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