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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  • August 10, 2017
    Our tour of Boston Light was highly enjoyable. We appreciated the history , and the stories of how life for the lighthouse keepers must have been back then. For such a small island, there is a good de...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    What a great way to spend a summer day,. After a greeting by the park service at the Greenway e walked about 1000 yards to the boat that would take us on our adventure . It was a great 40 min boat rid...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Wanted to enjoy the sun and being on the water. Took ferry to a few of the islands where you could get off and hike and catch the next ferry. We opted to stay on ferry and enjoy the scenery.  more »

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