Thursday, July 11, 2013

BSLUGS Head Out to Spectacle Island Sat. Aug. 17

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, August 17, we’re heading out to Spectacle Island, one of the Boston Harbor Islands, for a laid-back, relaxing day walking, hanging out at the beach, and picnicking.

We’re taking the 10:45 a.m. 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 snack bar 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. The last ferry leaving Spectacle is at 5:35 p.m. Round-trip ferry tickets cost $15 (adults) and $9 (kids 4 yrs-11 yrs).

Come check out this jewel of a park!

RSVP by Saturday, August 10

What to bring:

* Shared picnic: Bring something bought or homemade to share 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.
Tel. 617-491-3871
Email: beata dot panagopoulos at

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