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:
HOW TO GET TO DEER ISLAND
Deer Island, which connects to the town of Winthrop, Masschusetts, is accessible by car and public transportation. The Town of Winthrop Chamber of Commerce website includes basic driving directions and details about Town of Winthrop bus services between Deer Island and the MBTA's Orient Heights Blue Line station.
VISITING AND LEARNING ABOUT THE PLANT
We welcome visits from professional groups, civic clubs, and especially interested MWRA customers. Reservations and I.D. are required.
The MWRA offers tours of Deer Island each month from April through November beginning at 9:30 a.m. Tours are offered on Tuesdays and Fridays only. Prior reservations are required for all tours of MWRA facilities. Upon reserving a tour, visitors will receive a security form.
Important Security Information
Domestic visitors are required to complete and submit their form to MWRA Security 7 days in advance of their tours. International guests are required to submit their completed forms 14 days in advance, along with a copy of their passport.
Our tours take visitors to the heart of a working treatment plant filled with heavy machinery. For the safety of our visitors and our staff, we must restrict our tours to students in Grade 7 or above. Those interested in visting the plant with children in grades 6 or below are encouraged to try our Deer Island Scavenger Hunt.
To reserve a group or individual tour, please contact our Deer Island Tour office by phone:
BOSTON HARBOR ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK AREA
MWRAs Deer Island and Nut Island public access areas are part Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area, a diverse collection of 34 islands. More details on the park can be found at www.bostonislands.com.
Updated October 9, 2013