Boston Harbor Islands National ParkThis area includes 30 islands situated within the Greater Boston shoreline. The islands are rich in natural and cultural resources. The 30 islands are managed by a unique, 13 member Partnership which includes the National Park Service and other public and private organizations. An advisory council provides a mechanism for public involvement. The city's bustle is replaced by the rustle of sea breezes, squadrons of shorebirds circling and tiny crabs scampering across tidal pools. A relaxing day on one or more of the Boston Harbor Islands will not be forgotten.
Peddock's and Gallops IslandsPeddock has been used by farmers since 1634. Peddock's proximity
Gallops in the 1830's was a popular summer resort with an inn and restaurant, perhaps because of its legendary association with pirate lore.
George and Lovells IslandsGeorge Island is comprised of two drumlins, rising out of the bay like other nearby islands. This island was used for agriculture for two hundred years until 1825 when the U.S. Government acquired the island for coastal defense. Lovells was named for Captain William Lovell, an early settler of Dorchester, notably the 74-gun French warship
Grape IslandGrape may have been cultivated prior to European colonization. Euro-Americans farmed and grazed the island for three hundred years, up until the 1940s. Since the abandonment of agricultural use in the 1940s, the natural succession of vegetation has created a wooded and shrubby landscape.
Thompson Island and the World's EndThompson today is home to the Willauer School and the site of an Outward Bound program that brings together more than 5,000 students and adults each year in an outdoor learning program. Special event and conference facilities are also available.
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