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.

Greetings From Spectacle Island

Create greeting messages for your friends back on land with a free modern calligraphy lesson with Boston’s own Lettering By Liz.

Unplug, unwind, & discover the joys of this meditative art form with Liz on Spectacle Island, while enjoying the views of the Boston Harbor and live jazz music provided by Berklee College of Music. Learn how to hold the pen, proper ergonomics, and how to practice cool lettering styles with this interactive demo / beginners lesson with Boston calligrapher, Liz Roessle.

Art supplies, postcards, and stamps are provided. Supplies are limited and pre-registration is recommended.

The 12:30 or 2:30 ferries from Long Wharf will arrive at Spectacle Island in time for class and island exploration.

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

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