Spectacle Island - Boston Harbor Islands, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 19.332 W 070° 59.241
19T E 336242 N 4687463
Spectacle Island is a pair of drumlins connected by a spit of land in Boston Harbor.
Waymark Code: WMBG6T
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 05/18/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member knightfly
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Spectacle Island is one of the Boston Harbor Harbor Islands. It is located about 4 miles from Long Wharf in Boston where you may board a ferry to the island.

The island was initially two drumlins connected by a spit, hence its name. The land area was 49 acres. Due to landfill activity and parkland renewal efforts it is now nearly twice the original size at 85 acres. It is part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. With a height of 157 feet above sea level, Spectacle Island is now one of the highest points in Boston Harbor.

Spectacle Island features a marina, visitor center, restrooms, two sandy beaches, a rinsing station, and five miles of walking trails that offer wonderful vistas Boston Harbor and the city. A cafe is available during the summer.

Round Trip Ferry Ticket Prices for 2011
Valid for both Spectacle and Georges islands

Adult: $14
Senior (65+): $10
Child (ages 3–11): $8
Children under 3 yrs: Free
School groups (per student): $8
Family four pack (2 adults & 2 children): $39
Name of Park, Protected Area, or Cultural Location: Spectacle Island - Boston Harbor Islands

Name of System or Passport Program: Massachusetts State Parks

Passport Available: Yes, for free

Parking or Entrance Fee: Not listed

Park Website: [Web Link]

Address of Station:
Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston, MA United States

Visit Instructions:
No special instructions, but a picture of yourself or of something unique to that place would be a nice touch.
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