Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area is made up of 34 islands and peninsulas. This pristine area covers roughly 1,600 acres (647 hectares) and offers visitors a unique Boston experience. A wide range of recreational activities are available, from beach side camping, kayaking, swimming, hiking and fishing to touring old lighthouses, exploring Fort Warren or enjoying a clambake. To visit the islands, visitors hop on the harbor ferries that depart from Quincy, Hingham, Downtown Boston and Hull. Park rangers are usually on board and call tell you which are the best islands to visit.
Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries, Sports and the Outdoors
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