Deer Island Today

Deer Island Public Access Area
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority


Deer Island features five miles of public walkways and trails for walking, jogging, sightseeing, picnicking, fishing and bicycling. The public access area is open to the public year-round, from sunrise to sunset. At Deer Island you'll also find:

        60 acres of open space, including 2.6 miles of paved handicapped accessible perimeter path;

        10 landscaped overlooks, a 6-boat mooring basin, interpretive signage, and future Native American and Irish memorials;

        Dramatic views of the Boston skyline and Harbor Islands;

        Spectacular close ups of airport landings and takeoffs;

        Elevated look-in locations to learn about the new treatment plant;

        A memorial to the late Judge A. David Mazzone;

        Low maintenance, native plant species similar to those of other Harbor Islands.