Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
Comprised of 34 islands situated along the Greater Boston shoreline, many can be viewed from Quincy’s coastal roads. This amazing natural resource affords visitors the opportunity to explore tide pools, walk through a Civil War era fort, climb a lighthouse, hike through salt marshes, camp under the stars or just relax while fishing, picnicking or swimming. Offering easy access to the islands, Quincy is the ideal launching point for boaters. Ferry service provided by the MBTA departs from Boston, Hingham, and Hull.