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. To visit Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area on your trip to Boston, use our Boston trip itinerary website .
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  • great fields of recreation, when the weather is on your side you will find lots of ideas to spend time and relax  more »
  • It was very busy place. We took a cruise which was good .From cruise you can see Boston skyline and beautiful view of Boston. once you should take this experience.  more »
  • The individual islands are well worth a stroll, although they can be quite busy in summer (well, as busy as the central area of an accessible National Park usually is). One of the most enjoyable parts...  more »
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  • I came here for a wedding. The staff on Thompson Island was very helpful and friendly. The facilities are older but they were clean, and the outdoor pavilion where we had the wedding was beautiful. I did not stay the night on the island but I know there are dorms where you can.
  • A nice place for walking with your dog. In the summer time it is a great place where you can enjoy the view water and the islands. Also there is the castle island people go and watch this amazing old structure. Love Boston
  • Lovely place to spend time enjoying the views of Boston coasts and walking trougth the island excersing in a placeful way. I really love it
  • Gourgeous views, quiet vibe, clear waters. Very well maintained. Great spot to spend a summer day or weekend. Ferry option to reach the islands could use an upgrade, but other than that, it's one of my favorite spots.
  • Its a great to grill for the summer. u can also camp there for the night. easy cheap access
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