Secluded beaches and abandoned fortifications will give you plenty to explore for a day trip or overnight visit.
Public ferry service has ended for the 2022 season. Visit the park calendar to learn about special cruises and opportunities to visit the islands in the off season.
The sprawling bright, blue Atlantic Ocean rises and falls along the beaches of Lovells Island. Granted to Charlestown during the colonial period for timber harvesting and fishing, Lovells Island is the site of many shipwrecks, including a French warship. The island was also considered as a proposed location for the Statue of Liberty.
Take a hike along the rocky coastline, discover the wonder of tidepools, or embark on a camping trip to enjoy the sounds of the harbor at night. Explore the foundations of Fort Standish and the old gun batteries and bunkers. Visitors can go for a swim and take in some of the most spectacular views of the outer harbor including Boston Light, sunrise over the Atlantic, or sunset over the Boston city skyline.
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