Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, Boston

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Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area links 34 islands, some of which are protected areas for wildlife, while others are open to the public for recreation. Each of the public islands have a distinctive feature. For example, you'll find the Boston Light on Little Brewster Island and Fort Warren on Georges Island. You can catch a ferry to Georges and Spectacle islands for hiking and beach activities. Part of the Boston Harbor Islands Archeological District, the islands yield many artifacts from early settlers and native tribes. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area and many more Boston attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Boston trip builder.
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  • Take a boat ride of the Boston Harbor Islands on a hot summer day! Take sandwiches and beer with you. Make reservations in advance. Even in the Fog these Islands are Magnetic. The Boston Area has prod...  more »
  • They waited 5 minutes for us to get our ticket. Lots of space on the boat and helpful staff. Good tour on George Island.  more »
  • The Harbor Islands are an amazing to visit. The trails are great for walking and the ocean breeze is delightful. Bring some supplies if you want to swim or camp. This collection of islands feels like ...  more »