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Spectacle Island

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Location
Quincy,  
MASSACHUSETTS
From You5255.67 Mi
Local Tipstake the early ferry to avoid crowds and have the island to yourself
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2015-08-09
Created ByMatt Spilich
Surfaces
  • Soft
Activities
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Walking
Features
  • Bathrooms
  • Drinking Water
  • Hills
  • Loop
  • Fee
Street Crossings
  • None
Max Distance4-6
Volume of Use
  • Steady
DescriptionSpectacle island is one of the Boston harbor islands, accessible by ferry from long wharf. A former landfill turned green space, has about 5 miles of gravel trails looping around two hills of the summit. Lots of good places to picnic and a rocky beach, visitor center and snack bar. 17$ round trip for adult on the ferry. Beautiful views of downtown Boston from here
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