RECREATION IN THE MYSTIC RIVER WATERSHED
Getting out on the river is one of the best ways to experience the Mystic. There are many places in the Mystic River Watershed for canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding including both official and unofficial places to put-in. Seasonal boat rentals are available at the Blessing of the Bay Boathouse in Somerville and at Spy Pond in Arlington.
Swimming locations include Shannon Beach in Winchester and Wedge Pond in Medford.
PARKS & NATURE TRAILS
Opportunities abound for exploration in the 22 community watershed! See the map for park locations and links to some of the community groups advocating for these parks and special places in the Mystic River Watershed.