Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation AreaCurrently Closed
- Address: 15 State Street, Suite 1100, Boston, MA 02109, United States
- Timings: 08:30 am - 10:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6172238666
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
- Tags: Island, Hiking Trail, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Adventure, Adults
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area - Review
The Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area features 34 small islands where you can explore the beauty of nature and enjoy hiking, camping, kayaking, swimming, and a lot more. You could also take lighthouse tours here. Fort Warren, a landmark of the Civil war stands on Gorge’s island. Visit these islands with family and friends and unleash the hidden beauty of Boston. You could also go on a harbor ferry ride on a visit here.
How To reach Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area by Public Transport
- Ferry: From Long Wharf
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Things to Know Before Visiting Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
2.59% of people who visit Boston include Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
61.11% of people start their Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
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Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, Boston Reviews
A bunch of rare gems that few venture out to see. Well worth taking a day to explore an island or two. (Or even go camping!) Shuttles are inexpensive but keep an eye on times so you're not stranded and make sure the shuttle goes back to your original starting point. Seals can be spotted in the summer lounging on the rocks on some of the islands! It's a Beachcombers paradise since very few people go to some of the islands that do not have public shuttles. Take a kayak or small boat to explore!
I went here just to walk around and clear my head. The views are great, the flowers and plants all give you a wonderful fresh air smell, and it's very peaceful. I could see how parking could be a bit of an issue, but it wasn't a problem while I was there. Really a pretty place to go for a walk
We visited Spectacle Island. I was a little disappointed, was expecting more based on the reviews. Read that this is one of the cleanest beaches in the area but I was not impressed. There is a trail around the island which is a nice walk, but there was not much that is varied in the nature there. Mostly grass and we didn't see any wildlife, not even birds. It was tempting to take some sea glass as a souvenir but we did not per park rules. Lunch offerings were great. Good hot dogs!
Some easy hikes and nice view of the Boston Skyline. Not much more than that. A great place for a picnic. Ferry ride is nice though! Definitely worth the money for both a ferry ride and a park visit, but I wouldn't choose it over many of the other Boston attractions if your time is limited as a tourist.
Plenty of things to do and explore on the islands. Some islands have camping and even just a day visit is fun. Lots of historic ruins, some islands have guided tours. Ferry available so you can visit more than one island if you wish. Great seasonal hidden gems