The Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area refers to the collection of 34 islands, located within the Greater Boston Shoreline in Massachusetts. These islands have a lot to offer visitors, yet they are most famous for taking vacationers back into history with its Civil War-era fort.
The Islands have a lot going on, so much so, that it is nearly impossible for vacationers to visit every one of them unless they are passionate travelers. These islands have rich natural and cultural resources. Campers and visitors can spend weeks here exploring the tide pools, hiking lush, scenic trails and salt marshes, climbing lighthouses, fishing, swimming, picnicking under the clear sky, or camping in your tents in a night full of stars.
And all of this is within grasp because they are all within reach of downtown Boston. Ironically, this crowded and busy harbor, once known to be the dirtiest in the country, through investment has now become a clean and scenic recreation area.
A ferry ride taken from Long Wharf will show you some of the most mesmerizing views, including the view of the oldest lighthouse in the country, spectacular overlooks, and remote and desolate island beaches.