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Seven Great Sledding Spots in the Somerville Area

With snow on the ground, take advantage of these sledding hot spots.

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This was first posted on Dec. 31, 2012, by Elizabeth Alton

Also see: Where to Sled in And Around Boston This Winter

Several locations in the Somerville area are perfect winter wonderlands. However, you'll need to bring your own sledding equipment to these seven popular sledding destinations:

1) Tufts University
Somerville/Medford: The hills at Tufts are prime for sledding.

2) Powder House Park
Somerville: Just make sure you don't fly off the hill into Broadway.

3) Danehy Park
Cambridge, 99 Sherman St.: When we first posted this list, residents recommended Danehy Park.

4) Fellsmere Pond
Off Fellsway East, near the Medford/Malden line: Accessible on the Fellsway East, this area near Fellsmere Park is an old favorite for sledding and snow tubing.

5) Bear Hill Golf Course
2 North St., Stoneham: Bear Hill, which is a nine-hole golf course during the warm weather months, is a great local sledding option during the winter.

6) Mount Hood Golf Course
100 Slayton Road, Melrose: Mount Hood is routinely voted one of the best sledding areas in Massachusetts.

7) Sheepfold Area of Middlesex Fells
Off Route 28 in Stoneham: Sheepfold is best known as a local dog-friendly park but its fields and hills offer some great terrain to sled on.

Bonus option: "Robbins Farm Park across the street from the Brackett Elementary School in Arlington Heights," was a recommendation from a reader when this list was first published.

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Tom Hagerty January 03, 2014 at 08:39 AM
Our favorite spot used to be the big hill at the Greek Orthodox Church on Central Street. The past couple of years they have been kicking families out for "liability" reasons. Times they are a changing!
Joe Lynch January 03, 2014 at 11:11 AM
Times certainly have changed. The bottom, dead end hill portions of Hinckley, Henderson and Nashua Streets in my neighborhood were loaded with kids on sleds and toboggans in the 60's and 70's. That pretty much ended when the large families moved on, salting and sanding techniques improved and the city became more adept at snow plowing.
AHM January 03, 2014 at 07:23 PM
Hinckly Street was where we went sledding all Winter. I don't recall any plows back then. Dosn't mean they didn't have any but it seemed like it wasn't. No problem stopping at the bottom either. The good ol days.

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