Discover your inner explorer on Spectacle Island. This 114-acre island is the perfect location for hiking, swimming, boating, and learning.
Some park access has changed due to current health regulations around COVID-19.
All camping and reservations for DCR properties have been suspended until further notice.
Deer Island park areas are temporarily closed to public access.
Worlds End is now open by advance reservation only.
Webb Memorial parking lot is closed until further notice.
Thompson Island is closed to the public until further notice.
Most DCR park areas remain open for passive recreation. Click here to learn more about how to safely enjoy time outside.
With panoramic views of the Boston Harbor and an accessible lifeguarded beach, Spectacle Island is ideal for outdoor adventures or a relaxing day by the sea. Over the years, Spectacle Island has served several purposes, from supporting farming to housing resort hotels. It now functions as a park for the public to explore. Enjoy a day of hiking, listen to the sweet sounds of a jazz concert, or take in the breathtaking views from the top of North Drumlin.
|Grab & Go Learn: iNaturalist||Use the iNaturalist app to find and document plants and wildlife. Ideal for all ages 10+.||Download|
|Grab & Go Learn: Seek||Use the Seek app to find plants and wildlife on Spectacle Island. Ideal for all ages 7+.||Download|
|Spectacle Island Junior Ranger Booklet||Explore the island, complete activities and earn an official Junior Ranger badge!||Download|