Fitness Is A Just A Boat Ride Away On The Boston Harbor Islands!

Learn About Fitness Programs For The Whole Family on the Boston Harbor Islands.

The Boston Harbor Islands have always been a natural setting for recreation and fitness. Parents and children alike enjoy the wide open spaces, the sea breeze, and spectacular views of Boston Harbor and the City of Boston. Now The Boston Harbor Islands are a Let’s Move! Outside Junior Ranger national park.

Let’s Move! Outside provides parents with the tools and information that make it easy to enjoy the Boston Harbor Islands, be active outdoors and find healthy things to do in Boston together with their children. It is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s nationwide campaign to end childhood obesity within a generation. Young people inspire us; we want to help them be healthy and curious for life.

Regular exercise in nature is proven to improve children’s physical and mental health. Outdoor activity helps kids maintain a healthy weight, boosts their immunity and bone health and lowers stress. Let’s Move Outside, administered by the Department of Interior, was created to get kids and families to take advantage of American’s great outdoors-which abound in every city, town and community. And together, these agencies oversee more than one-fifth of the nation’s land – including millions of acres of National forests, parks and trails. Click here for a calendar of events.

Kids need at least 60 minutes of active and vigorous play each day to stay healthy, and one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to meet this goal is by playing outside. By linking parents to nearby parks, trails and waters – and providing tips and ideas – Let’s Move Outside can help families develop a more active lifestyle.