Belle Isle Marsh, East Boston
Belle Isle Marsh Reservation is a Massachusetts state park located in East Boston. The park is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Belle Isle Marsh Reservation preserves 152 acres (62 ha) of the 241-acre (98 ha) Belle Isle Marsh. This is the last remaining salt marsh within Boston. These marshes once used to be prevalent along the Massachusetts Bay shoreline.
The marsh is home to multiple species of saltmarsh plants, fish, and shellfish, most rare in a metropolitan area.
Formerly an actual island, Belle Isle was also called Hog's Island and later Breeds Island. Part of the island is now Orient Heights.
Activities and amenities
Features of the reservation include landscaped pathways, benches, and an observation tower. The park has handicap access. A portion of the Boston Harborwalk runs through the reservation.