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Guide to Favorite Local Sledding Spots

By Christine Zarzicki & Barbara Evangelista January 7, 2021


Approaching snow storms mean more than visions of a pristine winter wonderland... they mean copious amounts of shoveling and SCHOOL CLOSINGS!  And while every child eagerly waits to hear the words “school is closed today”, every mom is thinking “what the heck are we going to do all day?!”  Fortunately, there is no shortage of sledding hills nearby.  There are short and shallow hills that are ideal for the little ones, tubing parks with groomed long trails, and hair-raising steep hills that older kids will love.  

Tips for your next sledding trip:

  • Arrive early as parking spots fill quickly.  
  • Sledders should wear helmets if at all possible and snow pants to stay warm
  • Bring extra mittens or gloves to replace wet ones
  • Hand and toe warmer packets can be purchased at pharmacies and hardware stores


ACTON

NARA Park, 25 Ledge Rock Way.  Park in the lot on Quarry Rd.  Long, steep hills make for thrilling sledding!  Sled ramps are not allowed.  

Benjamin Hill, on Benjamin Road

ARLINGTON

Robbins Farm Park, 61 Eastern Ave

BEDFORD

Davis Elementary School, 410 Davis Road. Small hill, best for littles.

BOXBOROUGH

Steele Farm, Middle Road.  Snowshoeing trails also available.

BURLINGTON

Simonds Park, 10 Bedford St. 

Marshall Simonds Middle School, 114 Winn St

CHELMSFORD

Varney Park, 45 Varney Ave, North Chelmsford

South Row School, 250 Boston Rd

Byam School, 25 Maple Rd

CONCORD

Nashawtuc Hill, Nashawtuc Rd.  Large and steep hill.

Concord-Carlisle HS, 500 Walden St. 

Punkatasset Hill, Monument St

DUNSTABLE

Larter Field, 80 Groton St

GROTON

Groton Library, 99 Main St.  Nice sledding hill located behind the library.

Lawrence Academy, 26 Powderhouse Rd

LEXINGTON

Hayden Recreation Center, 24 Lincoln St.  Hill is located behind the center and heads down towards Lincoln Park. Parking available on Worthen Road or Lincoln Street.

Tower Park, 1155 Massachusetts Avenue, near Seasons Four.

LITTLETON

Reuben Hoar Library & Town Hall, 33-41 Shattuck Road.  Hill is located behind the buildings.

Nashoba Valley Tubing Park, 179 Great Rd, Littleton ($$$, tubes provided).  For age 6 and up.

MAYNARD

Coolidge Park, corner of Elmwood and Parker Streets

TEWKSBURY

Trull Brook Golf Course, 170 River Rd

WALTHAM

Prospect Hill Park, 314 Totten Pond Rd

WESTFORD

Stony Brook Middle School, 9 Farmer Way Westford. Steep hills, best for older kids!

Nabnasset Lake Country Club, 47 Oak Hill Rd.  Small hills, great for little kids


For those willing to venture a little further, there are some good locations in New Hampshire as well:

AMHERST NH

Bragdon Farm, on Route 101 across from Twin Brook Lane.   Former ski area with both steep and shallow hills. Park across NH-101 and walk through a tunnel under the roadway. 

DERRY NH 

Alexander Carr Park, 28 Pierce Ave.  Lodge is open during the winter months and has a concession stand and seating. 

LONDONDERRY NH

Mack’s Apples, Mammoth Road

MANCHESTER NH

Derryfield Country Club, Mammoth Rd

NASHUA NH

Roby Park, 126 Spitbrook Rd.  Fantastic sledding at this steep and long hill.  Park up at the top of the hill. 





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