Community Spotlight: Boston Harbor Islands

Have you ever taken an up close and personal look at the spectacular national park area we Bostonians are lucky enough to have floating close by in the Boston Harbor? February school vacation week is a perfect time to get to know the Boston Harbor Islands. Finish up a week of family fun with a cruise to the Winter Fortress for a tour and a peek into the history of Georges Island starting at 11am on Saturday, February 22.

Did you know that Georges Island is only one of the 34 Boston Harbor Islands? Every one of these big, small, and in between islands along with their historic features like the oldest lighthouse in the country on Little Brewster Island are maintained year round by caring partners like the Boston Harbor Islands Alliance, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the National Park Service. A short ferry boat ride from the South Shore now will get you to your island destination for cold-weather walks and beautiful views. Then when warm weather comes around, the islands will be waiting for you with all the kayaking, swimming, hiking, and camping activities Boston has to offer active families like yours. Get started with planning your trip today.

 

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