Your Guide to Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
Come visit the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area where you can walk a Civil War-era fort, visit historic lighthouses, explore tide pools, hike lush trails, camp under the stars, or relax while fishing, picnicking or swimming-all within reach of downtown Boston.
Youth programs, visitor services, research, wildlife management, and more are coordinated on the park's 34 islands and peninsulas by the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership.
GPS: lat:42.30905526, long:-70.93941138
Physical address: 15 State Street, Boston, MA, 02109
Mailing address: 15 State Street, Boston, MA, 02109
Boston Harbor Islands is a Partnership park; fees and reservations vary. The park does not charge an admission fee, but a transportation fee applies for the public ferry. Reservations are recommended. Please note that National Park Land Passes do not cover transportation fees.
The Boston Harbor Islands have a humid maritime climate characterized by slightly cooler temperatures than the mainland, so dress in layers.
Typical summer conditions feature air temperatures approximately 5-10 degrees cooler than the mainland between 60-80 Fahrenheit, winds of 0-15 knots and waves of 1-3 feet.
Hours for Boston Harbor Islands
Sunday: All Day
Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day