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

Reel Fun Fishing Day at Nut Island

Join us for a day of fishing and fun at Nut Island!

Come to Nut Island for a day of fishing and fun!

  • Learn how to fish for and identify striped bass and winter flounder with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and the MassWildlife Angler Education Program (rods, bait, and tackle provided)
  • Meet National Park Service Rangers and be sworn in as an *official* Boston Harbor Islands Junior Ranger
  • Play games, color, and learn “what not to flush” with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA)
  • Learn about Boston Harbor’s biodiversity and meet *real crabs* with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
  • Enjoy a picnic with a view: bring your own lunch
  • Explore the trails of Nut Island on your own

DIRECTIONS: It is highly recommended to carpool or take public transportation, as parking for the event is limited.

Parking: Navigate to Atherton Hough Elementary School (1084 Sea St, Quincy, MA 02169) and follow signs to the parking lot to catch the shuttle to Nut Island (see details below).

MBTA: Take or transfer to the Red Line T toward Braintree

  • Exit at Quincy Center Station
  • Walk 2 minutes to transfer to the 216 bus (Houghs Neck via Germantown)
  • Exit the 216 at Sea St @ Manet Ave and walk to the Atherton Hough School parking lot for shuttle service

SHUTTLE SERVICE: A shuttle will be running from Atherton Hough School to Nut Island every 30 minutes, beginning at 10:00am and ending at 1:00pm. Shuttle service from Nut Island back to the Atherton Hough School lot will also run approximately every 30 minutes beginning at 11:15am, with the last trip departing at 2:00pm.

This service is *free* for all youth ages 16 and under, and $2 for all other guests ages 17 and older.

  • Atherton Hough –> Nut Island: 10:00am – 10:30am – 11:00am – 11:30am – 12:00pm – 12:30pm – 1:00pm
  • Nut Island –> Atherton Hough: 11:15am – 11:45am – 12:15pm – 12:45pm – 1:15pm – 2:00pm

This program is presented by the National Park Service, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife), Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA), Boston Harbor Now, with generous support from the National Park Foundation and L.L. Bean.

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