Park Alert

Ferry service to Georges Island will be cancelled Friday, July 12 returning on Saturday, July 13. Service to Spectacle and Peddocks islands continues to operate on the regular summer season schedule.

Bumpkin Island

A small, picturesque destination with a diverse history, this quaint little island is excellent for camping.

With flowers that line its walking trails and beautiful slate and shell beaches, Bumpkin Island is the ideal place to relax in nature. This quiet island was once home to Native Americans and later hosted fish-drying and smelting operations before a children’s hospital was founded on it by Boston philanthropist, Albert Burrage. Today, Bumpkin Island serves as a camping destination. Visitors can enjoy the serenity of nature, or explore the remains of an old farmhouse and children’s hospital. The island is an easy kayak trip from Hingham or Hull.

Lovells Island Grape Picnicking Amenities


  • Composting Toilets
  • Tent Campground
  • Charcoal Grills
  • Picnic Areas
  • Paved Footpaths
Lovells Island Camping

Recreation & Activities

  • Picnicking
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Tidepooling
Park Rangers

Know Before You Go

Bring your own food and water – there is no food service or water source on the island. Bring bug spray and check for ticks, which are commonly found in wooded areas and tall grass. Remember to carry out all trash.


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