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Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area

The Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area is home 34 islands and peninsulas. The opportunities for exploring, hiking, camping, fishing or swimming are endless-- and all the fun is just a short trip from downtown Boston. The park is also home to one of the oldest lighthouses in the United States.

Within the National Park lies the Boston Harbor Islands State Park which comprises 13 islands located in Boston Harbor.

Wildlife observation and civil war education are also common activities at the park.

Directions: Most people arrive at the Boston Harbor Islands via a brief ferry ride from Long Wharf-North in Boston.

You can take your car to the Deer Island, Nut Island, Worlds End, or Webb Memorial.