Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area

  • Little Brewster Island, one of the Boston Harbor Islands



Boston Harbor Islands Information

The Boston Harbor Islands national park unit includes 34 islands situated within the Greater Boston shoreline, where visitors can see a Civil War era fort.

The islands are rich in natural and cultural resources. Imagine a place where you can explore tide pools, climb a lighthouse, hike lush trails and salt marshes, camp under the stars, or relax while fishing, picnicking or swimming, all within reach of downtown Boston.

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Visiting Boston Harbor Islands

Map of the Park

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
408 Atlantic Avenue Suite 228
Boston , MA

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