Photo Credit: Arlan Fonseca
This is a special time of year to enjoy all that our public lands have to offer while reflecting on the millennia of human history that have brought us here. This month we celebrate Indigenous People’s Day and acknowledge the long legacy of local indigenous people as stewards of our waterfront and islands. It is a time to enjoy the changes of the season, breathing in the crisp fall air as we watch the leaves change around us.
Fall is a perfect time to savor a few last trips to the Boston Harbor Islands. We’re approaching the last weekend of regular public ferry service to the park, with ferry rides to Spectacle Island running through October 11. To celebrate the close of the island season, we’re co-hosting a special Free Ferry Day, along with our park partners, on Saturday, October 9.
Even once the last island ferry has docked, there are still plenty of ways to honor and enjoy our waterfront public spaces this fall. Breathe deep and enjoy one of our beautiful South Shore parks with a Half-Day Ocean Therapy retreat at Webb Memorial State Park. Or, give back when you lend a hand at October 23 clean-up at Moakley Park — you’ll have a chance to plant bulbs that will brighten the park next spring.
I can’t wait to share and honor our public lands together with you this fall.
Katherine F. Abbott
President and CEO
Boston Harbor Now