What’s there to do in Jamestown?
The other day I overheard a teenager complaining to his parent that he was bored – there was simply nothing to do in Jamestown.
If only we could roll back the years. I know that I could find plenty to do with a free summer to play on the island.
• Going fishing. The waters are teaming with fish around Jamestown. Ask Greg Zeek at Zeek’s Creek. He can tell you where to find them.
• Read a book or a magazine at the Jamestown Philomenian Library.
• Go sailing. Surely someone you know has a sailboat!
• Go skateboarding at the town skateboard park on Lawn Avenue.
• Visit the aquarium at the Beavertail Lighthouse and explore a few of the tidal pools on the rocks.
• While you are at the Beavertail Lighthouse, visit the museum.
• Play a round of nine holes at the Jamestown Golf Course.
• Take a bicycle ride around the island. Or go roller blading. Or go for a run.
• Fly a kite at Beavertail State Park or at Fort Wetherill State Park.
• Go birding at the Conanicut Island Sanctuary.
• Play basketball at the recreation center.
• Go for a swim at Mackerel Cove Town Beach.
• Visit Watson Farm. See the livestock and hike along the upper pastures.
• Speaking of hiking, take in a long hike at one of the many parks on the island.
• Swing at the Jamestown playground next to the library.
• Go kayaking or paddleboarding.
• Visit the Jamestown Museum.
• See the Native American artifacts at the Jamestown library.
• Take a class at the Jamestown Arts Center.
I’m sure there’s more that I’ve left off. But this list of island-oriented activities is certainly a place to start. Don’t be bored. Enjoy the summer and have fun!
— Jeff McDonough