5 Outdoor Activities to Beat the Time Change

Much as we’d rather not think about it, summer’s winding down and time is tick-tocking its way to November 4th, when we officially lose an hour of daylight. Best to get outdoors and make the most of what’s left - and luckily there’s still lots to do in Watertown! Here are five great ideas for after work/weekends that will help you make the most of these last days before the sunsets come way too soon:

The folks at Paddle Bostonare still offering canoe and kayak rentals on the Charles! Last boats leave their docks at 5 PM in September – check their website for more details.

Mount Auburn Cemetery offers some of the most beautiful walking trails around, surrounded by one of the oldest and most picturesque burial grounds in the country. Stop at the Visitor’s Center to get oriented or to rent an audio tour; or for a more structured outing, check out their September Program Calendar.

Like to unwind with a bike ride after work? The Lime dockless bike sharing program has taken Watertown by storm, with hundreds of bikes available for use all over the city. Head here to learn how to download the app and get pedaling.

It’s harvest time at Arsenal Park Community Garden! If you haven’t been by to see the amazing stuff growing at this beautiful spot, you’re missing out on one of Watertown’s hidden gems. Luckily you don’t need your own plot to get your hands dirty – sign up for a volunteer work day by contacting Terese Hammerle at teresehammerle@me.com or by heading to the Watertown Community Gardens website!

Grab your racquet and sneak in that last outdoor tennis match at Arsenal Park! There are six tennis courts offered on a first-come basis, and all are lit after dark. Call 617-972-6494 to book a court, or show up and take your chances.

Got an idea for us? We’d love to hear it in the comments!