Here is a place . . . . . . where you can walk a Civil War-era fort, visit historic lighthouses, explore tide pools, hike lush trails, camp under the stars, or relax while fishing, picnicking or swimming-all within reach of downtown Boston. Youth programs, visitor services, research, wildlife management, and more are coordinated on the park's 34 islands and peninsulas by the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership.

Didn’t get a chance to make the hike as we were greeted by an individual explaining to us that we needed to go back to the gate as we were not members and would therefore need to pay a fee... To go for a walk. No where on the way in does it state that you would need to pay which was why we were so surprised and to be honest, annoyed enough to just leave. No thank you. Plenty of other beautiful places in the area to walk and enjoy.

It would’ve been nice to know it cost money ahead of time. No thanks. Bye.

Spent hours roaming around, easy hike with beautiful views everywhere!

Nice walk. Well planned park.

Nice trails, no markers but the place is small enough so it doesn’t matter. Rated easy for sure, but fun nonetheless. We also came across about a dozen deer, a really nice surprise.

lovely trail that's suitable for all ages.

Easy, beautiful, great for the dog

1 month ago

very pretty, and wide, main trails. beautiful overlooks when atop the hills - which are gradual inclines. really love it here

Nice views on Hull and the skyline of Boston.

mountain biking
8 months ago

Beautiful park! Trails along to a rocky coast!

Mostly walking not hiking (though you can get some in if you climb the hills—and don't miss the rocky ledge area!) but so so beautiful. I've never seen scenes so diverse in one park.

10 months ago

Really beautiful walk! Lots of trails so you can make it longer or shorter.

Nice little walk with beautiful views on Sunday before brunch. A south shore gem. Haven't tried yet but seems like a decent loop for beginner trail running. Lots of dogs and can be tough to park.

Good little walk with good views. Small hills but the paths are majority paved so all ages can enjoy this walk or run.

A relaxing, beautiful walk.

Thursday, April 13, 2017


Saturday, March 25, 2017

easy but very scenic.outer edges take you by small coves.never crowded

Saturday, March 04, 2017

This is my favorite park in MA. Gorgeous in all seasons.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Monday, October 31, 2016

I am not sure how this generated a moderate listing when all the trails are gravelled and level. There are some offshoots that head out to a small point but again, nothing to be classified as moderate hiking. We saw plenty of strollers and ballet flats if that's any indication about the trails. Also, the description labelled this as "lightly trafficked". We found the exact opposite. The parking lot was rammed and people were milling about in every direction. It costs $6 per person to get in so I would give this is a miss if you're looking for an actual hike. Otherwise a nice stroll if you've got young kids.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Great walk around the bay. Lots of clean paths to walk. Many more cars in the parking lot than I ever expected. $6 a person admission fee.

Sunset is the best time to do this. there is a $6 charge to enter the park.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Great easy hike with a lot of wildlife. We went when it was cloudy out and there were more people there than I had expected. Beautiful views of the water.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Loved it, kid friendly with great views.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Easy loop trail that gives you a scenic view of the Boston skyline. Its a few dollars to park.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Nice area, very well kept. It allows LEASHED dogs but I would not categorize it as "dog friendly". Unless you have a dog that enjoys a nice stroll, not the best place for my rambunctious two. I was well aware of the need to have them on a leash but I was planning on letting them swim. They listen and come when called but I decided to forgo that plan because I felt like I was being watched the entire time I was there. Also this is not noted in the description, there is a $6 parking fee if you are not a member, which isn't a lot, but it would have been nice to know beforehand so I could make sure to have cash on hand.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Nice views of the harbor met lots of happy puppies taking their pets for a walk

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Great for a casual hike. Beautiful views.

Friday, October 30, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful locations to immerse oneself in natural surroundings while still within a short drive of Boston. It's a great place to hike, picnic or take your dog for a walk.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Lovely place to walk, run or ride a bike. Lots of wildlife and great views

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