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. Come Visit the Islands! Plan your adventure at Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park.
Boston Harbor Islands Partnership provides free access to the park for underserved populations through the Island Pass program. This program is sponsored in collaboration with Boston Harbor Now, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the National Park Service through the generous support from Boston Harbor Cruises and Boston Harbor Now.
Calf Island, also known as Apthorps Island, is a windswept island situated some 9 miles (14 km) offshore of downtown Boston in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. The island has a permanent size of 18 acres (73,000 m 2), plus an intertidal zone of a further 16 acres (65,000 m 2), and has a thin layer of soil that supports vegetation including wild cherry, beach plum, grasses, chives, and mock orange.
Nearby coffee shops include Dunkin' Donuts, Dunkin' and Bubba's Corner. Nearby restaurants include Thai Noodle Bar, Jimmy's House of Pizza and Asian Sakura. 2 Commonwealth Ave is near Faxon Park, Baker Beach/City Park and Faxon Field. This address can also be written as 2 Commonwealth Avenue, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169.
Dorchester Shores Reservation is a Massachusetts state park consisting of three non-contiguous areas totaling 44 acres (18 ha) along the eastern edge of the Dorchester section of Boston. The area is composed of beaches and a park along the extended mouth of the Neponset River: Savin Hill/Malibu Beach, Tenean Beach, and Victory Road Park.
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate (also known as the EMK Institute) is a specialty museum and non-profit educational institution on Columbia Point in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, next to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on the University of Massachusetts Boston campus.
The Emerald Necklace consists of a 1,100-acre (4.5 km 2; 450 ha) chain of parks linked by parkways and waterways in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts. It gets its name from the way the planned chain appears to hang from the "neck" of the Boston peninsula; to this day [clarification needed] it is not fully constructed.
Today the Fairbanks house is owned and operated by the Fairbanks Family in America, a member-based non-profit organization, as a historic house museum. The Family Association has preserved, studied and interpreted their ancestral home and its collections for over 90 years.
The Granite Railway was one of the first railroads in the United States, built to carry granite from Quincy, Massachusetts to a dock on the Neponset River in Milton. From there boats carried the heavy stone to Charlestown for construction of the Bunker Hill Monument.
Great Blue Hill (called Massachusett by Native Americans) is a hill of 635 feet (194 m) located within the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton and Canton, Massachusetts 10 miles (15 km) southwest of downtown Boston. It is the highest point in Norfolk County.
Great Brewster Island is one of the outer islands in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, situated some 9 miles (14 km) offshore of downtown Boston. The island has a permanent size of 18 acres (73,000 m2), plus an intertidal zone of a further 49 acres (200,000 m2).
Hingham is bordered on the east by Cohasset, and Scituate, on the south by Norwell and Rockland, on the west by Weymouth, and on the north by Hingham Bay and Hull. Cohasset and Weymouth are in Norfolk County; the other towns, like Hingham itself, are in Plymouth County.
Until 1972, when Jordan Marsh closed the display, a trip to The Village was a traditional event. A Tradition in Jeopardy The Enchanted Village remained closed from 1972 until its rebirth in 1990. Then, in 1998, when Macy’s purchased Jordan Marsh, the Village was sold to the City of Boston for a City Hall Plaza display.
Little Brewster Island is a rocky outer island in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. It is best known as the location of Boston Light, one of only five remaining Coast Guard-manned lighthouses in the United States, and an important navigation aid for traffic to and from the Port of Boston.
Mound Street Beach is located on Mound Street in Quincy Point. Mound Beach is a moderately sized beach that has close to 180 yards of beachfront. It is one of the City's largest sandy beaches and offers swimming, benches, picnic tables, adjoining soccer fields, and playgrounds.
The Neponset River Reservation extends from Milton, MA to the Boston Harbor. The Neponset is a natural inlet, and you'll find marshlands and freshwater wetlands all along its length. In addition to hiking and boating, you can also find playgrounds and spray decks throughout the reservation.
A 4.8-mile tunnel from Nut Island pumps sewage from 21 South Shore communities to Deer Island for primary treatment. Views and Vistas Nut Island is visible from the islands in Quincy Bay. Islands most visible from Nut Island include Peddocks, Hangman, Rainsford, Moon and Long Islands.
Quincy is also home to the United States' longest running Flag Day parade, a tradition that began in 1952 under Richard Koch, a former director of Parks and Recreation, who started the "Koch Club" sports organization for kids and had an annual parade with flags.
In 1985, Boston's Metropolitan District Commission purchased 22 acres, including Granite Railway Quarry, as the Quincy Quarries Reservation. A solution to the public safety problem was finally found with the massive Big Dig highway project in Boston. Dirt from the new highway tunnels was trucked in to fill the main quarries.
The Rainbow Swash is the common name for an untitled work by Corita Kent in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. The rainbow design painted on a 140-foot (43 m) tall LNG storage tank is the largest copyrighted work of art in the world.
Squantum offers scenic, waterfront views of Boston Harbor and the Boston skyline and is home to many of Quincy’s most expensive homes. Squantum residents are the wealthiest of any neighborhood in Quincy, according to the 2010 United States Census Bureau, and the home ownership rate is approximately 92%.
Squantum Point offers great views of the Boston Skyline across the harbor and is a popular spot for birdwatching. This former Naval airfield is now a beautiful waterfront park. Squantum Point offers great views of the Boston Skyline across the harbor and is a popular spot for birdwatching.
Thompson Island This island of diverse habitats is home to Outward Bound education center. The island is home to Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center, a non-profit organization that puts people in fun but challenging situations in order to help them develop teamwork, compassion and self-confidence.
United First Parish Church is a Unitarian Universalist congregation in Quincy, Massachusetts, established as the parish church of Quincy in 1639. The current building was constructed in 1828 by noted Boston stonecutter Abner Joy to designs by Alexander Parris.
(CA-139) The third USS Salem (CA-139) is one of three Des Moines-class heavy cruisers completed for the United States Navy shortly after World War II. Commissioned in 1949, she was the world's last heavy cruiser to enter service and the only one still in existence.