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Castle Island, Boston

4.6
#2 of 10 in Nature in Boston
The site of Fort Independence, Castle Island connects to the mainland via a narrow strip of land. What once served as a strategic military location in the 17th century is now a year-round recreation area. The fort takes up a majority of the island, and a few wide paths encircle the outer walls. You can join a guided tour on weekends or enjoy a self-guided tour on weekdays. Before you head to Boston, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Boston trip planner , to make sure you see all that Boston has to offer, including Castle Island.
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  • Been here with friends for a picnic... nice grassy place. Parking available (park and walk a bit to it). Best views and for kids to run and play. Can put your small BBQ oven...  more »
  • Visit the fort on the peninsula and learn about the fort's history during the wars. Take a 2 mile walk around the harbor in a circle loop. The area has beautiful views of Boston. Sit down at various p...  more »
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  • I grew up here and now take my granddaughter here. Nice walking path nice playground safe neighborhood safe environment small little Beach area where the kids can play in the sand fort to explore on tours and Sullivan's for food which is always excellent. This is a great place to spend a day with a dog with your significant other your friends your family.
  • We visited this place last week and I truly enjoyed the adventure. We spent our time relaxing, chilling out, playing and savoring the beautiful view of the bay. There are tons of picnic tables and we had our snack too, we ate ice cream and burgers! I also saw a bathroom but I didn't try it. Overall, this is a great escape in the city and I would love to come again!

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