Historic Sites, Things to Do with Kids, Tours and Excursions, Outdoor Activities: The Boston Harbor Islands are unique part of the National Park system. 12 ready to explore islands offer a variety of activities for an active island adventure like checking out historic sites, spotting wildlife, taking a hike, getting in the water on a kayak or for a swim, sharing a picnic, doing some fishing and even camping. The islands can easily be explored on your own, but to enhance your visit you may want to partake in one the programs or tours offered on each. A short boat ride is all it takes to spend your day off the coast of Boston having your own island adventure.
Local Expert Jessica Polizzotti Says:
Historic Sites, Things to Do with Kids, Tours and Excursions, Outdoor Activities: "Each of the Boston Harbor Islands has something different to offer; check what each has before choosing your adventure."
Best for Historic Sites Because: The history of the Boston Harbor Islands includes Civil War ties, George's Island's Fort Warren is a National Historic Landmark.
Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Explore the Boston Harbor Islands with your kids; a short boat ride lets you can hike, take part in water-sports, fish, and camp.
Best for Tours and Excursions Because: A Visit to the Boston Harbor Islands is an exciting look at the uses these islands played in Boston's past.
Best for Outdoor Activities Because: The Boston Harbor Islands offer different activities on each island, leaving you many options for exploration.