PARKS & NA­TURE

Where Boston - - THE GUIDE -

ARNOLD AR­BORE­TUM Founded in 1872 and ad­min­is­tered by Har­vard Univer­sity, the his­toric ar­bore­tum de­signed by Fred­er­ick Law Olmsted is a great es­cape from the city, and con­sists of 281 acres filled with trees, flow­ers and plants from around the globe. Open daily sun­rise to sun­set. Vis­i­tor Cen­ter open Th-Tu 10 am-5

pm. 125 Ar­bor­way, Ja­maica Plain, 617.524.1718.

BOS­TON HAR­BOR IS­LANDS Na­tional Park boast­ing 34 is­lands with 12 open to the pub­lic. Wood­lands, marshes and rocky beaches with views of the down­town sky­line. Cruises, light­house and ranger tours, hiking and camp­ing avail­able. Bos­ton Har­bor Is­lands Pav­il­ion, Rose Kennedy Green­way at Long Wharf, 617.223.8666.

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