We'll meet in front of the Long Wharf Marriott Hotel at 10:30. From there we'll hop on the 11:00 ferry to George's Island. Once there we will explore the island and maybe stop for a picnic lunch. We can also hop on the ferry again and go to one of the other islands nearby.
The ferry from Georges Island to the other island within the State Park is free. Click here for the ferry schedule. This 17-island state park is part of the 34-island Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area. They are a wonderful natural resource, only 45 minutes by ferry from downtown Boston. Seventeen of the islands are managed the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).
Six of the 17 islands, and Webb State Park, a 36-acre peninsula in Weymouth, are staffed and open for public use daily during the summer and weekends in the spring and fall. Visitors to the park enjoy shell and slate beaches, easy hiking paths, old hay fields gone wild with bayberry, raspberry and elderberry, and old roadways to historic foundations and forts. Shade is found at picnic sites, trailside benches, and on wooded trails.
There are many historic and scenic harbor vistas such as Dorchester, Quincy, Hull and Hingham Bays, the Blue Hills, Boston's skyline, 34 islands, and outward to Massachusetts Bay. Resident Park Managers/ Interpreters live on-island during the visiting season. They provide island supervision, give island tours, and. offer ongoing educational programs and special events. Check Boston Harbor Islands for schedules of island openings and special event listings.
Click here to see a map of the Boston Harbor Islands Things to know before you go. Visitors must use a carry in and carry out policy. There is no drinking water or food store available on the island. Please plan accordingly. Composting toilets are available. Pets are not allowed on any islands within the Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area.