Out of an abundance of caution due to the spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, DCR has announced the temporary suspension of camping, pavilion and picnic area reservations, until April 6, 2020, at which time DCR will reassess circumstances. Thank you.


Activities, ranger tours, and most programs are included with your ferry ticket.

Adapt or Swim: The Science of Coastal Adaptation in Boston Harbor and the Islands

Join the National Park Service and Boston Harbor Now in a winter lecture exploring our Revolutionary Harbor.

The last environmental revolution led to a major change in the way we use Boston Harbor and let to a cleaner, healthier environment. Now, as we face the challenges of climate change, we must look for a new revolution in how we view and use the Harbor.

Join Zoe Hughes and Sarah Black from Boston University and host Marc Albert from the National Parks of Boston to explore how the harbor, islands, and waterfront must evolve to become more resilient as sea level rises and large storms become more common.

Zoe Hughes is a physical oceanographer and geomorphologist specializing in coastal response to climate change, including sea-level rise and changes in storminess. Sarah Black is a first year graduate student studying how the glacial history of the harbor will impact changes to the natural environment in the future.

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