Bumpkin Island

Island in Boston Harbor Islands

This small island has served many purposes over the years, first farming, then fish drying and smelting. In 1900 it was the site of a children’s hospital, but it was taken over for navy training during WWI. You can still explore the remains of a stone farmhouse and the hospital. The beaches are not the best for swimming, as they are slate and seashell. A network of trails leads through fields overgrown with wildflowers. It’s one of four islands with camping facilities.