Friday, June 25, 2010

Save the Date - Sat. Aug. 14 Trip to Boston Harbor Islands

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, August 14, we’re heading out to the Boston Harbor Islands for a laid-back, relaxing day hiking, hanging out at the beach, and picnicking.

We’re taking the 10:30 ferry from Long Wharf-North Pier in Boston to Spectacle Island. Spectacle Island is only a short, 15 minute ferry ride from Boston. There are 5 miles of trails to walk around and two "summits" to get a better view of the surrounding islands and the city skyline. There are also proper facilities, a snackbar run by Jasper White (Summer Shack) and lots of benches, picnic tables, open grassy lolling areas, and a protected (buoys) beach. The ferry leaves hourly going back to Boston. You can also take a ferry from Spectacle to Georges Island, which is the ferry hub to all the other islands. The last ferry leaving Spectacle is at 6 p.m. For $14 (adults), $8 (kids 3 yrs-11 yrs) you get round trip fare to both Spectacle and Georges Islands. But if we have a group of 10 or more, we can get discounted ferry tickets.

Come check out this jewel of a park!

RSVP by Saturday, August 7

What to bring:

* Bring a bag lunch and plenty of water – unless you are happy to rely on the Jasper White.
* A bathing suit and towel (if you want to go swimming)
* Sunscreen and bug spray
* A windbreaker or something warm for the ferry -- even if it's a hot day, the ferry ride will likely be cool.
Optional: Frisbee, kite, cards, camera...?

Looking forward to seeing you there!
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me or Zoe.

Tel. 617-491-3871
Email: beatapana at

Email: zrphoto at