Sledding in Massachusetts!

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It’s no fun for driving, but snow can be great fun for sledding! Here are my favorite places to go sledding across Massachusetts. Can you suggest others? Tell us in the comments below, or tweet me at @OddBostonEvents.

Boston Proper

Boston Common has a hill, with the Soldiers & Sailors Monument. Tremont St, Boston, MA

Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain: A great location just outside of the Boston area with fantastic cityscape views from the two hilltops. Notably, Peter’s Hill is the favorite because of its lack of trees (it’s in the back part of the Arboretum). Also, be sure to go back there in spring to experience nature at its best, with beautiful flowers blooming everywhere. 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

Olmsted Park, Jamaica Plain: From Rte. 9 south to Perkins Street, just before Jamaica Pond, you’ll find a prime location for seeing ducks, swans and geese, as well as a great old-fashioned style place to sled and enjoy the surroundings. 217 Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain

Marine Park, South Boston: Another very popular location for sledding, and you don’t even have to leave the city! Farragut Rd., Boston, abutting the DCR Murphy Skating Rink

Millennium Park, South Boston: Although I’ve only been there in summer, I believe there are some big hills worth visiting for sledding.1205 VFW Pkwy, Boston

Sugar Bowl at Jamaica Pond: Sledding with an inverted hill. Jamaicaway and Perkins St., Boston

Sheepfold Meadow, in the Middlesex Fells: This place is potentially great. Also, if you have a dog, he can run around without his leash on and have some winter fun, too. Exit 33 off of I-93, along the Middlesex Fells

Larz Anderson Park: 23 Newton St., Brookline, MA

Puddingstone Park: 174 St. Alphonsus St., Boston, MA

Dorchester Park:1001 Adams St., Boston, MA

Greater Boston Area

Spy Pond Park in Arlington: Located on the North shore of Spy Pond off of Pond Lane. Arlington, MA

Amory Park: Those who’ve been there love it, so there’s a big chance you’ll love it, too. It’s a great park where children still run around and play with each other, but it’s big enough to find your own spot, too. 45 Amory St., Brookline

Danehy Park: This is where I usually go! Although, it may hardly qualify as a bunny slope in regular ski area, it is the highest point in Cambridge, and it’s the ideal place to go either with your kids or to remember what it’s like to be a kid. 99 Sherman St., Cambridge. Closest T stop: Alewife

Blue Hills: The great thing about the ‘Big Blue’ is that there are a lot of other activities that you’ll definitely enjoy if you’re an outdoors enthusiast. There’s also a pretty nice cabin where they serve hot beverages in case there’s someone in your party that isn’t too crazy about snow. Several people think this is the perfect place to learn how to ski and recommend the services of their qualified trainers. 4001 Washington St., Canton, MA

Lexington High School: There’s a pretty good hill located right behind the school. 251 Waltham St., Lexington, MA

Seven Bumps/Fellsmere Pond Accessible on the Fellsway East: “Seven Bumps” is an old favorite for sledding and snow tubing. Malden, MA

Mt. Hood: Allegedly, this is one of the best sledding areas in Massachusetts.100 Sleyton Road, Melrose

Tufts University: Sledding is allowed on the President’s Lawn. Davis Sq., College Avenue, Somerville, MA

Prospect Park Hill: It’s a bit of a hike up, but it’s definitely an awesome location! It has a wonderful spot on a cliff-top ridge that looks back across Waltham and Watertown over the whole Boston basin. 322 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA

Norfold Golf Club: Keep in mind that some people say it gets very crowded.166 East St, Westwood, MA

Hobart Street Playground: Hobart and Raleigh Streets, Allston/Brighton

Glendale Park Elm St. and Ferry St: Everett, MA

Corey Hill Outlook: Summit Avenue, Brookline

Robbins Farm Park (aka Skyline Park): 61 Eastern Ave, Arlington, MA

Fellsmere Park: Fellsway East, Malden, MA

Way Beyond Boston

Strawberry Valley Golf Course: 164 Washington St Rt.18, Abington, MA

Amesbury Sports Park: 12 S Hunt Rd, Amesbury, MA

Locust Valley Golf/Country Club: 106 Locust Street, Attleboro, MA

Borderland State Park: Try behind the Ames mansion. 259 Massapoag Ave, North Easton

DeNormandie Dairy Farm: 65 Shaws Cove, Fairhaven, MA

Cable Hill County Road: Ipswich, MA

Jericho Hills Brigham off Clover Hill Rd: Forest in Marlborough, MA

Hillview Country Club: 149 North St., North Reading, MA

Gaffield Park:14 Forest St, Norwell, MA

Wachusett Mountain: 499 Mountain Rd, Princeton, MA

Furnace Brook Golf Course: 74 Reservoir Rd, Quincy, MA

Scituate Country Club: 91 Driftway, Scituate, MA

Pete’s Hill in Sharon: The hill is located near Sharon center on Route 27. 17 Post Office Square, Sharon, MA

Bear Hill Golf Course: 2 North St, Stoneham, MA

Leo J. Martin Memorial Golf Course: 190 Park Rd, Weston, MA

Wellesley College: There’s a sledding hill on the Wellesley campus, near Severance Hall. 106 Central St, Wellesley, MA

Warren Park Route: 16 Washington St, Wellesley, MA

Kelly Memorial Field: The field and hill are adjacent to Bates Elementary. Elmwood Road, Wellesley, MA

Elm Park Reservation: Worcester, MA

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