Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area

Type: Active, Attractions, Beaches, Day Trips, Historic Sites, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Activities - Summer, Parks, Sightseeing, Water

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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,...  Read More


  • 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.


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