Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area

The 34 islands and peninsulas of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area offer something for every interest.

Walk in the steps of the Union soldiers who guarded Boston from their station at Fort Warren during the Civil War. Search the horizon for returning ships from Little Brewster Island, the oldest lighthouse in the nation. Observe sea creatures that slumber in sun-warmed tidal pools. Take a ferry to Spectacle and Georges Islands. Cast your line for striped bass and winter flounder.

Bring your own GPS unit to discover this beautiful region at your own pace. The Island Cache Program provides fact sheets and clues that guide you to the many natural, historic, and cultural sites in the area.

Did You Know

The Boston Harbor Islands National Recreational Area doubles in size from 1,400 acres to more than 3,000 acres every day when the tide recedes.

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