This has truly been the summer of the Boston Harbor Islands. While the Boston Harbor Islands Alliance has been working hard for years to increase programming and improve accessibility to the islands, it seems like everything is falling into place for the National Park area this season.

Between the opening of the stunning Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion this spring to a highly successful free ferry day last month, it seems like Bostonians are finally beginning to discover the incredible natural resource this city has just a few minutes off-shore.

All of this is helped by a bit of press, of course. In recent days and weeks, the Boston Harbor Islands have been featured in several great articles.

Coastal Jewels by Emily Sweeney from the Boston Globe July 14, 2011

Treasured Islands by Boston Globe columnist Yvonne Abraham, July 17, 2011

A Harbor Islands slideshow by Jeremy C. Fox of the Boston Globe.

Time for a little Island Livin’ by Kate House from the Melrose Patch, July 13, 2011

Top 10 Urban Escapes in National Geographic, May 2011

And of course, we couldn’t leave out coverage about our own Christopher Klein, author of Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands in the New York Times Travel Section column, In Transit, and  in the Boston Globe South.

This summer, arm yourself with the indispensible guide to the islands, Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands and head over to the Greenway and Boston Harbor. Visit the new pavilion, check out the book store (which sells two of our books, Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands and Boston’s Gardens & Green Spaces by Meg Muckenhoupt, pictured below) and get yourself on a ferry. You won’t want to miss the summer of the Boston Harbor Islands!