If you live here on the Southcoast, you can reach this beautiful destination after driving for an hour or so, and then taking a scenic ferry ride. It might be America's best-kept secret. You can then choose between one of more of the islands that make up Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park.

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Six of the 13 islands are accessible by the Boston Harbor Islands Ferry. One of the most popular activities on the islands include camping, As a matter of fact, travelandleisure.com named this park as the best for camping in the Bay State. Other popular things to do on the islands are hiking, kayaking, swimming, or touring America's oldes lightstation. You'll also find picnic areas with grills already in place.

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Ferry service to these spectacular islands is available from Hull, Hingham, or Long Wharf in Boston. If you'd like to chack out the ferry schedule, CLICK HERE.