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Spectacle Island, Boston

4.3
#3 of 10 in Nature in Boston
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  • We loved our visit to the island. It’s very well kept. Many different bird species to spot. We saw a few mother turkeys with their babies. It was beautiful being so close to the nature and water. You ...  more »
  • This is a good way to spend a few hours in the Boston Harbor. The ranger tour is interesting and gives you an overview of the history, wildlife and vegetation there. For really young kids, they have a...  more »
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  • Great story of land reclamation. This was a dump with spontaneous under ground fires, using dirt from the big dig the island had been reclaimed, with trees which had all been decimated decades ago. Small mammals are making a return. This is a great day trip for anyone visiting Boston.
  • Great little island for a hike or picnic. Bring water and something to eat. There is not a lot of tree cover so plan ahead. There is swimming but there are signs about asbestos washing up on the beach. Hats off the the Rangers who work tirelessly to maintain the island.

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