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