Some park access has changed due to current health regulations around COVID-19.


All camping and reservations for DCR properties have been suspended until further notice.

Deer Island park areas are temporarily closed to public access.

Worlds End is now open by advance reservation only.

Webb Memorial parking lot is closed until further notice.

Thompson Island is closed to the public until further notice.


Most DCR park areas remain open for passive recreation.  Click here to learn more about how to safely enjoy time outside.


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

Kite Fest with Karen K and the Jitterbugs

Bring the whole family for a fun-filled FREE day of kite flying, music, games, crafts, and outdoor fun on Spectacle Island!

Make and learn how to fly a kite at one of the best kite flying locations in Boston! Don’t want to try for yourself? Enjoy the bright colors of the large kites from local professional kite-flyers as they show off their tricks.

Pack your own picnic, dance, and sing with local favorite Karen K and Jitterbugs. Let creativity soar with arts and crafts, play on giant-sized toys by Knucklebones, get your face painted and more!

Don’t forget to leave time to explore the beautiful and historic Spectacle Island, featuring miles of trails and sandy beaches.

On-island programming takes place between 1:00 – 5:00 pm.

Boats leaves Boston promptly at 12:30 and 2:30 pm from the Boston Harbor Cruises Ferry Center at Long Wharf North. Ferry arrives back in Boston at 3:30 or 5:30 pm.

RSVP does not include a ferry ticket. It is highly recommended that you purchase tickets for this ferry ahead of time, as they do sell out. Schedules and online ticketing can be found at

Questions? Call the Rangers at 617-223-8666.

This program was made possible in part by a grant from the National Park Foundation through generous funding from L.L. Bean.

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