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Exploring Boston Light Family fun on the Boston Harbor Islands Biking Plum Island Cape Cod National Seashore
 
  Exploring Boston Light
An unusual adventure trip to the oldest lighthouse in America
Cost: $28 per person
Duration: Half-day
Family fun on the Boston Harbor Islands

Give your kids the thrill of a ferry ride and enjoy a summer of free activities on the Harbor Islands!

Cost: $10 per
person
Duration: Full day
  Biking Plum Island

A truly exceptional setting for a leisure afternoon ride surrounded by wildlife and the sound of the waves.

Cost: $5 by car, $2
walk-in or bike-in
Duration:A few
hours/half day
The Cape Cod National Seashore

If you like loneliness, the sea, the sun and hours of walking on infinite beaches, this is THE place to hike.

Cost: Free
Duration: Full day
         
  Coolidge Reservation Biking Cape Ann Kayak at Hingham Misery Islands
 
Coolidge Reservation

A large green that gently slopes down to the shoreline, with a magnificent view of the Atlantic… Watch seals, play frisbee, sleep in the sun. . . . The choice is yours!

Cost: Free
Duration: Half-day/
full day
  Cape Ann

Tour the rocky shores of the Cape on this route that leads you through Gloucester, Rockport and to multiple vistas over the ocean.

Cost: $25 (bike
rental)
Duration: Full day
Kayak at Hingham

Rent your kayak at EMS and discover sea kayaking in one of the best and most protected spots around Boston. Would you like to have an island by yourself for a picnic?

Cost: $72 per
person
Duration: Half-day/full day
  Misery Islands

Two small rugged islands with great beaches and fewer visitors than the Boston Harbor Islands. No house, no power, no water . . . castaway atmosphere guaranteed!

Cost: $5 per person
Duration: Half-day/
full day
         
  Eastern Point Lighthouse Paddling off Magnolia Walking on Crane Beach Crane Beach, the Sand Dunes
 
  Eastern Point Lighthouse

Take a leisure walk along the shore and to a great lighthouse at the entrance of Gloucester's busy harbor.

Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours
Sea Kayak at Magnolia

Here, you will paddle on the Atlantic Ocean – next land east: Europe! One of the nicest harbors on the North Shore, with stops on an island and a small, hidden beach

Cost: $65 per
person
Duration: A few
hours/half-day
  Walking on Crane Beach

Where else can you walk on a beach while watching the sun setting on a great skyline?

Cost: From $7 per car
Duration: A few
hours
Crane Beach, the Sand Dunes

Find your way in the sand dunes of Crane Beach.

Cost: From $7 per car
Duration: Half-day/full day
         
  The Ride to Great Island Camping in the Wellfleet Sanctuary Shawme-Crowell Camping Crane Beach, The Sand Dunes
 
The Ride to Great Island

It is not every day that you can ride from deep in the countryside directly to a sandy beach overlooking the ocean…

Cost: Free
Duration: Half day
  Camping in the Wellfleet Sanctuary

One of the most secluded and exclusive campgrounds in Massachusetts

Cost: $35 per night
Duration: Weekend
Shawme- Crowell Camping

How to spend the night on Cape Cod for $10 and less than 75 minutes away from Boston.

Cost: $12
Duration: Weekend
  Crowninshield Island

In one of the most beautiful settings on the North Shore, access the island at low tide and enjoy this reservation to meditate or gaze at the ocean

Cost: $1-3 per
person
Duration: Half-day
         
         
  Hiking to the Tip of Plum Island Nahant The Great Island Tour The Cape Cod Ride
 
  Hiking to the Tip of Plum Island

Hiking across a National Wildlife Refuge, hearing the waves crashing on long, sandy beaches, watching birds and deers… What else would you want on a day off?

Cost: $5 per person
Duration: Half day/
full day
Nahant – East Point

Sit on a bench with the ocean on three sides and rocky cliffs below your feet

Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours
  The Great Island Tour

A gorgeous hike that is worth a day trip to the Cape

Cost: Free
Duration: Full day
The Cape Cod Ride

Cape Cod is a biker's paradise, and this ride is the best way to discover it all!

Cost: Free
Duration: Full-day
 
  Riding to the beach at Duxbury A day in the Wellfleet Sanctuary Biking around Newport Camping on the Cape at Nickerson State Park
 
Riding to the beach at Duxbury

Combine a day at the beach with a day on your bike!

Cost: Free
Duration: Half day
  A day in the Wellfleet Sanctuary

A day out in the sun through saltwater wetlands up to a barrier beach

Cost: $5 per person
Duration: Full day
Biking around Newport

Biking is the best way to discover or re-discover the sailing capital of the world!

Cost: Free
Duration: Full day
  Camping on the Cape at Nickerson State Park

Paddle a kayak, ride your bike on an old railway trail, then stretch out around the campfire

Cost: $15
Including
reservation fee
Duration: Weekend/
overnight
 
  Explore the coastline at Halibut Point Reservation Escape to the Inn at Castle Hill Hiking around Cape Cod's Lieutenant Island Walking on Plum Island Beach
 
  Explore the coastline at Halibut Point Reservation

Halibut Point is a low rocky coastal shelf, perfect for exploring tidal pools with the family

Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours
Escape to the Inn at Castle Hill

Enjoy the simple elegance at The Inn at Castle Hill and spend the weekend exploring the 2,100-acre Crane Estate in Ipswich

Cost: From $115
per night
Duration: Weekend/
Overnight
  Hiking around Cape Cod's Lieutenant Island

An adventurous hike away from the crowds - and you may even bring your swimsuit!

Cost: $5
Duration: Full day
Walking on Plum Island Beach

Walking on a beach across a National Wildlife Refuge, hearing the waves crashing on long, sandy beaches, watching birds and deers nearby… What else would you want on a day off?

Cost: $5
Duration: Half day
 
  Monomoy National Refuge at Chatham Rose Island Lighthouse Camping on the Boston Harbor Islands  
 
Monomoy National Refuge at Chatham

Take the weekend to explore one of the most remote areas of Cape Cod and spend hours in near solitude.

Cost: $110
(depending on room and season)
person
Duration: Weekend
  Rose Island Lighthouse

What about staying in a lighthouse on an island overnight? Pack your gear and head for Newport!

Cost: $165-185
(depending on
season)
Duration: Weekend
Camping on the Boston Harbor Islands

Did you know you could pitch your tent on four of the Boston Harbor Islands? Bring your gear and get ready for an overnight adventure!

Cost: $27.50
Duration: Weekend
 
 

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