Featuring plentiful wildflowers and historic foundations, Rainsford Island holds a diverse and interesting history.
Island concessions have ended for the season. Visitors are encouraged to pack a lunch when visiting the islands or purchase food aboard the island ferry.
Grassy meadows and sumac groves extend along the island while a rocky shoreline meets the water. Rainsford Island served diverse purposes beginning during the colonial period, when it was used for farming and grazing. For nearly 200 years, it held a quarantine hospital, almshouse, veterans hospital, and boys reform school.
Rainsford Island offers views of the surrounding islands and unimproved walking trails.