Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
It is easy to visit the Boston Harbor Islands. Thousands of individuals, families, and groups from the Boston area and around the world visit the islands every season to walk a Civil War-era fort, visit historic lighthouses, explore tide pools, hike lush trails, camp under the stars, or relax while fishing, picnicking or swimming-all within reach of downtown Boston. Youth programs, visitor services, research, wildlife management, and more are coordinated on the park's 34 islands and peninsulas by the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership.
Location: Boston Harbor, accessible by ferry from Long Wharf-North in Boston and other locations