Hours:Year round 9am-dusk
about Belle Island Reservation:
Belle Isle Marsh Reservation preserves 152 acres of the 241- acre Belle Isle Marsh, Boston's last remaining salt marsh. In addition to the preservation of the natural areas of the marsh, the Division of Urban Parks and Recreation
manages 28 acres of landscaped park with pathways, benches
and an observation tower
explain the natural and cultural history of Belle Isle. Topics covered include saltmarsh ecology and the history of man's use of and the impact on the marsh. Special programs for community and school groups can also be arranged by contacting the reservation.
Part of The Boston Harborwalk
By MBTA, take the Blue Line to Suffolk Downs Station, exit onto Bennington Street, turn left; the entrance is 500 yards on the right. By car, from the south take Rt. 93 north through the Callahan Tunnel onto Rt. 1A, take the second exit (Winthrop/Chelsea) onto Bennington Street. Continue 1.5 miles to the main entrance on the right. From the north take Rt. 1A south, left at the Ramada Inn sign in East Boston and follow Boardman Street to Bennington Street. Take a left onto Bennington, continue for 1/2 mile, entrance is on the right.