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I visited Peddocks Island on a very hot day in August. I arrived on the early ferry from Boston and set out to hike the island for a couple of hours. The ranger was able to give... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2015
Beverly, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Comparing this island to my other excursions (Spectacle & George's) it pales in comparison. There is no food/drink (well, water fountains) on this island. Pretty sparse. There are Yurts to rent. When we were dropped off we were under the impression that the last and only boat off the island was at 5pm. WRONG, they leave every hour...thank god! There... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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427 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

I visited Peddocks Island on a very hot day in August. I arrived on the early ferry from Boston and set out to hike the island for a couple of hours. The ranger was able to give me a small map to carry with me. I visited the scenic overlook (though it was overgrown with trees) and then hiked through... More 

3 Thank lirwin13
Milford, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

Traveled to Peddock's via the Family Fun Day event, so able to go from Boston direct to Peddock's without having to stop at George's. Perfect to hike around the island or just kick back on an Adirondack chair and take in the fresh air and view.

Thank Nikko4Me
Fort Worth, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

The ferry to the island was $17 round trip. We stayed for 2 nights in tent section 5. This section was the best for tent camping. The others were not as good. Stay away from 6 as it is nearby the composting toilets. You should also beware that the Yurts and the tent site we were on is up an... More 

3 Thank 60745Anon
Massachusetts traveller
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We stayed in one of the yurts here. The first thing I would have done differently is to take a direct boat from Boston to Peddocks. We took a ferry to Georges Island and then we had to wait for 45 minutes for the ferry to Peddocks island. It turns out we chose the hottest day of the year (so... More 

4 Thank Charmagne88
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

If you enjoying the outdoors and local history this is a great and easy day trip for all ages. A lot has changed since the restoration project. Many buildings have been taken down but others have been fixed up a bit for safety so that you still get a great feel for what the island must have been like in... More 

1 Thank KaraV09
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

went yesterday on a field trip with a group and had a wonderful day. we took a tour with the ranger, bob sherman, who was very knowledgeable and engaging. unfortunately we didn't have a lot of time on the island so i am planning a return trip - perhaps to camp! the adirondack chairs on the beach are a wonderful... More 

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Visited the island on a day trip July 19th. The sad little church in the prior pictures has now been restored and will soon be available for weddings (the water view is breathtaking and the grounds are perfect for a large event like a wedding. I saw tents there and yurts. People looked comfortable. Part of the island still has... More 

1 Thank Rempt2
Stoneham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Stayed overnight here in one of the new yurts in July 2013. The yurts are awesome. There's two sets of bunk beds with full size beds on the bottom. Each yurt has two picnic tables (one inside and one outside) and a grill. It's definitely waterproof. There's electricity in the yurt and running water nearby. Bathrooms are composting toilets. When... More 

6 Thank Marlene C
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

I visited the island in 2001 (Sept 9th to be exact, cue foreboding music), and found it to be underwhelming; derelict buildings, no information, some old picnic tables, two gravelly beaches with views of Hull or the Deer Island treatment plant, tumbledown cottages tucked away in the weeds. Eleven years later and at first glance, it looks the same, but... More 

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