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.


Rainsford Island

The location of plentiful wildflowers and various foundations, Rainsford Island is a destination with a diverse history.

Grassy meadows and sumac groves extend along the island while a rocky shoreline meets the water. Rainsford Island served a diverse purpose beginning during the colonial period when it was used for farming and grazing. For nearly a 200 year period, it held a quarantine hospital, almshouse, veterans hospital, and boys reform school.

Rainsford Island offers views of the surrounding islands and unimproved walking trails.

Outer Brewster Island


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Bumpkin Kayaking by Kerry Hawkins

Recreation & Activities

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What you should know before you go to the parks.

Know Before You Go

  • Rainsford Island is not served by park ferries. Access is not recommended.

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