Summer may be winding down, but it’s not too late to visit the Boston Harbor Islands. One of our favorites is World’s End, the subject of our September digital desktop calendar. Unlike most of the other Harbor Islands, the stunning 248-acre reservation is reachable by car (and by foot!). Visitors to this Trustees of Reservations property can walk through the deep woods or along the rocky coastline, soaking up the gorgeous Boston Harbor views.
While World’s End is accessible year-round, it can be tough to visit the other Harbor Islands once the weather starts to grow cold — so now is the time to take full advantage of visiting Spectacle, Georges, Peddocks, and the rest of the islands. With that in mind, we decided to give a few lucky people the chance to visit the islands during September, which in our opinion is one of the very best times to visit.
Enter our contest for the chance to win a copy of Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands, two ferry vouchers, and two tickets for the Boston Light Tour, which allows you to explore the oldest lighthouse station in the country! (This is our favorite part — huge thanks to the Boston Harbor Island Alliance for providing these tickets.) Your copy of Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands will help you plan your Boston Light adventure.
Here’s How to Enter: We like this contest so much, that we are spreading the love across both twitter and facebook. Enter on either social media channel (or try both to up your chances of winning!)
TWITTER: Follow us on twitter @unionparkpress and tweet us your favorite Boston Harbor Island (or which one you’d like to visit most.) Example: “My favorite Boston Harbor Island is Peddocks! CC: @unionparkpress” or “Hey @unionparkpress, I’d like to visit Georges Island this fall.” Please be sure to include @unionparkpress in your tweet or we won’t see it.
FACEBOOK: Like us on Facebook and tell us your favorite island on our wall. Stories and memories are welcome.
If you haven’t been to the islands yet, don’t worry—tell us which one you’d like to visit. We will randomly select three winners and announce them on Twitter and Facebook at noon on Thursday, September 6th. Good luck!
How to set this image as your Desktop Background
- Download this for your desktop screen in resolutions of 1280 x 800 (small), 1440 x 900 (medium), or 1920 x 1200 (large), based on the size of your screen.
- Right-click (or ctrl-click for some Mac users) on the image, and chose the option that says, “Set as Desktop Background”, “Use as Desktop Picture”, — the exact wording will depend on the browser you use.
- If the image does not fit your desktop background neatly, you may have to go to your preference screen (on a Mac: System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Desktop; on Windows: Control Panel > Display > Desktop) and choose “Fit to screen” as the display mode of your background image.
- Voila! You have a beautiful, seasonal desktop calendar to keep you on track all month long.
About the Union Park Press Calendar Series
When you publish books about arts, history, and culture of Boston and New England, you are bound to see some spectacular photography. It’s our goal to share some of those gorgeous scenes with fellow New England-lovers through our books, our blog, Pinterest and now through our monthly Union Park Press digital desktop calendar series! We hope you enjoy and return each month for a new beautiful calendar.
To learn more about World’s End order Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands by Christopher Klein through our website; online through Amazon or Barnes & Noble; or pick up a copy at your local bookstore. If your favorite shop doesn’t have it in stock, just ask—they’ll be happy to order it for you!