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  • Type of destination: National Recreation Area
  • Location of destination: USA - Massachusetts
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Here 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.
There are four peninsula areas accessible by automobile: Deer Island,   Nut Island,   Worlds End, and Webb Memorial.
There are several conveniently located mainland piers where you can begin your trip to the islands: Georges or...
Here 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.
There are four peninsula areas accessible by automobile: Deer Island,   Nut Island,   Worlds End, and Webb Memorial.
There are several conveniently located mainland piers where you can begin your trip to the islands: Georges or Spectacle Island,   Thompson Island,   Little Brewster Island,   Peddocks,   Lovells,   Grape, or Bumpkin.
This is the official Park Map by the National Park Service.
Here 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.
There are four peninsula areas accessible by automobile: Deer Island,   Nut Island,   Worlds End, and Webb Memorial.
There are several conveniently located mainland piers where you can begin your trip to the islands: Georges or...

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