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Your Guide to Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area

Take a trip to Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. This guide includes hours, weather, fees, maps, and directions. Make a copy and use it for yourself!

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Overview

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.

Directions

There are many ways to enjoy Boston Harbor Islands and many ways to get there. For more information on how to get to the park by ferry, car, or private boat, please visit www.bostonharborislands.org.

GPS: lat:42.30905526, long:-70.93941138

Physical address: 15 State Street, Boston, MA, 02109

Mailing address: 15 State Street, Boston, MA, 02109

Fees

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.

Weather

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.

Contact Information

Phone: 6172238666

Hours for Boston Harbor Islands

Boston Harbor Islands is a Partnership park. Operating hours and seasons vary. Visit bostonharborislands.org to plan your trip. View closures: https://www.nps.gov/boha/planyourvisit/hours.htm

Sunday: All Day

Monday: All Day

Tuesday: All Day

Wednesday: All Day

Thursday: All Day

Friday: All Day

Saturday: All Day