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40 great places to sled around Boston

Posted by Paul Makishima, Globe Assistant Sunday Editor  February 3, 2009 01:11 PM

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Snow again. And it's supposed to go on for a while. I am officially tired of it, but no one ever asks me what I think before they let the white stuff go.

Salt, sand, shovel, and school cancellations. I guess we'll just have to live with it. Or maybe even try to find some ways to enjoy it. Like sledding.

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South of Boston, where I live, we hit places like the Milton Academy, President's Golf Course in Quincy, Kelly Field in Milton, or parts of the Blue Hills.

But there are no shortage of great places in the area. Here are more than 40 suggestions for local places I've found from around the Web and from recommendations by Globe staffers. Please feel free to add to the list.

Flagstaff Hill on Boston Common (near the baseball diamond)

The Bowl in Boston next to Jamaica Pond

Larz Anderson Park in Brookline which offers both huge and more modest hills and parking.

Weld Hill at Arnold Arboretum, corner of Walter and South streets in Roslindale with parking on South street and various side streets.

Cory Hill Park in Brookline

Dorchester Park off Adams Street in Dorchester

Spy Pond Park in Arlington

Oakley Country Club in Belmont

Prospect Hill Park in Waltham which features some long runs.

Tufts in Medford. A nice hill in the back of the school.

Elm Hill Preservation off Route 16 at Wellesley/Natick border

Severance Hill at Wellesley College behind Davis Museum

Warren Park at Wellesley Rec Dept, Route 16 Washington St

Schofield Elementary School, Park at 27 Cedar St. in Wellesley

Kelly Memorial Field om Elmwood Road adjacent to Bates Elementary in Wellesley

Hillview Country Club on North Street in North Reading

Mount Hood Golf Course in Melrose

Glendale Park in Everett

Seven Bump Hill in Malden

Cable Hill in Ipswich

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

DeNormandie Dairy Farm in Trapelo Road in Lincoln

Mount Hood in Melrose

Lynch Park in Beverly

Dane Street Beach in Beverly

Wheatlands Hill in Topsfield

Benjamin Hill on Benjamin Road in Acton

Woodsom Farm on in Amesbury

Norfolk Golf Club in Westwood

Pete's Hill in Sharon, located near Sharon center.

South Shore Country Club in Hingham

Coast Guard Hill in Marshfield

Gaffield Park in Norwell

First Parish in Norwell

D.W. Field in Brockton

Borderland State Park in Easton/Sharon (behind the Ames mansion)

Ponkapoag Golf Course in Canton

Higashi School in Randolph

Furnace Brook Golf Course in Quincy

Scituate Country Club in Scituate

Strawberry Valley Golf Course in Abington

Coakley Middle School, Norwood

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8 comments so far...
  1. Did you mean "Skyline" Park in Arlington (aka, Robbins Farm) rather than Spy Pond Park? Either way, I think that's where the best sledding in Arlington is...

    Posted by JOW February 3, 09 04:00 PM
  1. Rodgers Park on Foster Street in Brighton

    Posted by NYerinBoston07 February 3, 09 04:27 PM
  1. needham high school hill was a great place for sledding, but now dangerous after they installed huge light poles at the bottom of the hill. (duh!)

    Posted by watcher February 3, 09 04:28 PM
  1. George Hill in Lancaster, Ma by Atlantic Union College

    Posted by Adam February 3, 09 04:30 PM
  1. Spy Pond Park in Arlington???? Paleezse!! If you know anything about Arlington, The Farm (a/k/a The FAHM) is the place to go!

    Posted by Suzie February 3, 09 04:42 PM
  1. Belmont Country Club

    Posted by Matt February 3, 09 08:14 PM
  1. Does anyone know of good sledding spots in Lexington-Concord-Bedford-Billerica-Burlington-Carlisle area ???

    Posted by Snow Bound February 3, 09 11:30 PM
  1. There is no longer sledding at Glendale Park in Everett. The city built the new High School on that site.

    Posted by oldguy323 January 1, 10 10:50 PM
 
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