Boston Harbor Islands

Transit friendly
Historic site

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Overview

Explore 13 islands of Boston Harbor, 6 of which are publicly accessible by ferry and offer lots of activities. You'll find swimming, boating, hiking and camping among the most popular. You're also welcome to host your next group outing with us on one of these beautiful islands.

Hours

Welcome Center

Sunday - Saturday:
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Parking

No parking is available on the islands.

Private parking is available at ferry locations.

Activities

A person walking through trails.

Hiking & walking

Most islands offer trails fit for all levels of experience. Head to Spectacle Islands for 5 miles of trails and perfect views of the harbor.
A campsite along a full forest of trees.

Camping

Tent campsites and yurts are available on Peddocks Island. Rustic camping is available on Lovells, Grape, and Bumpkin Islands.
Visitors and park ranger looking across the harbor.

Scenic views

You'll find amazing views from all islands. Be sure to check out Boston Harbor, the city skyline, and historic sites.

All Activities

  • Hiking
  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • Camping
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Educational programs

Facilities

Services

Restrictions

  • No alcohol
  • No dogs or pets on islands (service dogs permitted)
  • No littering
  • No fireworks
  • No firearms
  • No amplified music
  • No feeding or following animals
  • No bikes on islands

More info

Learn more about boatingcampingcanoeing & kayaking on Boston Harbor Islands.

Ferry information

The following islands are only accessible by boat:

  • Spectacle
  • Georges
  • Grape
  • Bumpkin
  • Lovells
  • Peddocks

Passenger ferries are located at:

  • Long Wharf North, Boston
  • Pemberton Point, Hull
  • Hingham Shipyard, Hingham

You can find ferry schedules and tickets online or call (617) 223-8666 for more information.

 

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