Important Updates

Private Boater Information:

Moorings at Spectacle and Georges Islands are now open for reservations on Dockwa!  Learn more.

Moorings at Peddocks are temporarily closed for maintenance and are not accepting reservations at this time. However, the public ferries to Peddocks are running on a regular schedule.

 

Kids and Families

In search of an unforgettable adventure with the family? Boston Harbor Islands offer plenty of kid-friendly programs daily, as well as grab-and-go self-guided materials.

Are you passionate about nature and seeking adventure? Become a Junior Ranger and share the lessons of the Boston Harbor Islands with your community!

By becoming a Junior Ranger, kids learn about the Boston Harbor Islands through free hands-on experiences, and can even earn an official Junior Ranger badge! Pick up a Junior Ranger booklet from any park visitor center, complete the activities, and return it to a park ranger to collect your badge. Booklets are available for Georges, Spectacle, Peddocks, and the camping islands. Visit islands and collect them all!

The Islands are also perfect places to immerse your family in the great outdoors. Go discover hidden worlds tidepooling, take a swim along the shore, or sail a colorful kite through the sea breeze on Spectacle Island. Kids can enjoy even more Island adventure on Georges Island. Travel back in time during the Civil War and explore dark tunnels, play on the playground, or march in the parade ground!

The fun continues with self-guided materials for Spectacle and Georges Islands. Explore the natural world, or help the Lady in Black reunite with the love of her life on Georges Island — adventure awaits!

Resources & Downloads

Document Title Description Download
Grab & Go: Spectacle Island - iNaturalist Use the iNaturalist app to explore nature and support citizen science on Spectacle Island. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Download
Grab & Go: Spectacle Island - Seek Explore and document the biodiversity of Spectacle Island with Seek app while earning badges! Recommended for ages 7 and up. Download
Pick Your Path: Georges Island - The Lady in Black Help the Lady in Black, Melanie Lanier, on her quest to be reunited with the love of her life. Download
Pick Your Path: Georges Island - Escape the Fort Follow in the footsteps of a Civil War prisoner. Try to escape Fort Warren, while learning about the defensive structure. Download
Spectacle Island Junior Ranger Booklet Explore the island, complete activities and earn an official Junior Ranger badge! Download
Georges Island Junior Ranger Booklet Explore the island, complete activities and earn an official Junior Ranger badge! Download
Harbor Islands Times 2019 Official Park Newspaper for the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park Download

Upcoming Events

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Jul20

REI Campout

Bring the family or come on your own for an overnight stay packed with outdoor school classes and activities led by REI experts.

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Jul21

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.

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Jul25

Sunset Clambake

Enjoy a classic New England Clambake and the best sunset in the harbor.

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Jul27

Night Sky on Peddocks Island

Grab your camping gear and join a ranger for an unforgettable night sky experience in Boston Harbor.

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Aug01

Sunset Clambake

Enjoy a classic New England Clambake and the best sunset in the harbor.

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Aug03

Night Sky on Peddocks Island

Grab your camping gear and join a ranger for an unforgettable night sky experience in Boston Harbor.

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Aug08

Sunset Clambake

Enjoy a classic New England Clambake and the best sunset in the harbor.

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Aug10

Family Foam Archery

Try your hand at archery with L.L.Bean’s Outdoor Discovery School!

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Aug15

Sunset Clambake

Enjoy a classic New England Clambake and the best sunset in the harbor.

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