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5 Things You Must Do Before Summer is Over

Posted by Susie Callahan on Mon, Aug 17, 2015

August is flying by which means summer is nearing it's end. There are only a few weeks left to experience one of these must-do summertime activities:

1. Explore the Boston Harbor Islands. Hop on the ferry, and take a scenic cruise to George’s Island, where you can explore historic Fort Warren—or take a boat to Boston Light, and learn the history behind the last light station in the country to be staffed by a U.S. Coast Guard light keeper.

2. Dine al fresco. Choose from one of the many outdoor eating spots around the city. This is the roof deck at Jerry Remy’s Fenway, located on Boylston Street. Order a cocktail and snack while you gaze at Fenway park.

3. Kayak on the Charles. Charles River Canoe and Kayak offers small-boat rentals and guided tours, as well as paddling camps for kids.

4. Take a hike. There are plenty of beautiful hiking trails within an hour of Boston, including Breakheart Reservation in Saugus and Wakefield (pictured), Maudslay State Park in Newburyport, and Spectacle Island, where you can view the city from the tallest hill on the Boston Harbor Islands.

5. What’s better than free entertainment along the Charles River at the Hatch Shell? Listen to a Boston Landmarks Orchestra concert on Wednesday nights, or watch a free, family-friendly movie on Friday nights.

Millennium Tower Sneak Peek


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Take a Winter Wildlife Cruise....

Posted by P.T. Vineburgh on Thu, Jan 17, 2013

Go on a majestic harbor cruise to see the area's winter wildlife. Boston Harbor Islands hosts these amazing cruises, the next one being 1/19/2013 Sat @ 11:00 am. The cruise goes to the outer Harbor Islands, Hingham Bay and Weir River estuary. Nature lovers, photographers and anyone interested in the natural wonders of the harbor really enjoy this trip. Cruise the outer Harbor Islands, Hingham Bay and Weir River Estuary. Park rangers and experienced birders will lead this winter wildlife tour. Past trips have recorded Snowy Owl, Harlequin Duck, Black Guillemot and Purple Sandpipers as well as all the regular waterfowl. The boat is enclosed and heated, but there is plenty of deck space for the best viewing opportunities. Reservations are strongly suggested. Boat departs from Quincy & Boston on the following schedule: 

Depart Quincy at 10:00 AM, return at 2:30 PM
Depart Boston 11:00 AM, return at 2:00 PM 


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Spend a day at the Boston Harbor Islands!

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Mon, Aug 20, 2012

Thirty-four islands accessible from Boston Harbor comprise this National Park Area! HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG!!!? At the Boston Harbor Islands you can camp, kayak, picnic, swim, bird watch or explore historic trails and forts! This is pretty much an entire weekend trip, but if you are calling it a quick one then you may want to prepare and get a good night sleep the day before your trip!

365 things to do in Boston harbor islands

There are panoramic views of the harbor and Boston, camping available on four islands, and a ferry service provided by Harbor Express (here is their phone number 617-223-8666).

Word of advice: The Summer Shack manages the food concessions on Spectacle and Georges Islands and they are - to describe in one word - TASTY! :)

One Long Wharf 
Boston, MA 02110

Phone #1: (617) 223-8666

How to Get There?


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