True to its name, Spectacle Island is a wonder to behold. It’s one of the greenest of the Harbor Islands, home to wildflowers, sea grasses and a sandy beach for swimming. Come out for a day by the water, a picnic lunch or a hike to the summit of the area’s tallest hill. Click here to learn more.
Georges Island is a Civil War monument unto itself. The walls and ramparts of Fort Warren encompass almost the entire island—they’re also a frequent haunt of a reputed ghost known as the Lady in Black. The well-manicured grassy parade grounds are great for a walk; take in the new museum dedicated to the island’s history; or just admire the views of Boston Light and the city skyline. Click here to learn more.
One of the largest Harbor Islands, Peddock’s has a rich and diverse history. It’s been home to native Americans, militiamen and prisoners of war. Today campers visit to sleep under the stars, while day trippers explore the island’s historic structures and unique geological features. Click here to learn more.
Situated at the entrance to Boston Harbor, Lovells Island is a favorite of the camping set, offering remote beaches, tide pools and the ancient gun batteries, bunkers and foundations of Fort Standish. It’s also the nearest island to sites of legendary shipwrecks. Click here to learn more.