Boston February 19, 2018
Here Are the 8 Best Places To Go Sled Riding In Boston This Winter
Sledding is one of the simple joys of winter. Whether you take the family or go with friends, a sledding day is a great way to enjoy the snow. In terms of terrain, the Boston area offers everything from gentle slopes to steeper hills, providing you know where to look. There are also more official
tubing experiences available just a short drive outside the city. If you’re ready for snow shenanigans, check out these 8 sled riding spots in and around Boston:
1. Flagstaff Hill (Boston Common)
If you've ever wanted to check city sledding off your bucket list, chances are good that you've zoomed down this hill on Boston Common. It's practically a rite of passage.
2. Jamaica Pond Sugarbowl (Jamaica Plain)
This is one of the safer sledding options around, making it a great choice for sled riding newbies - both young or young at heart. The Sugarbowl is an inverted hill and its bowl shape eliminates any worries about shooting out into traffic.
3. Arnold Arboretum (Jamaica Plain)
Jamaica Plain offers several sled riding destinations, including Arnold Arboretum. Although this is an arboretum, there are numerous open stretches of land, but we suggest starting your adventure on Peter's Hill. People like to go cross-country skiing here, too.
4. Larz Anderson Park (Brookline)
This 61-acre park was once a grand estate. Now, the snowy months are filled with shrieks of delight as people take advantage of the hilly landscape. Overall, this is a good spot for many cold-weather sports, since there is also an outdoor ice skating rink on site.
5. Callahan State Park (Framingham)
Up for a jaunt to the 'burbs? Then this vast state park - it's 820 acres in size - is ideal for a sledding excursion. There are plenty of open fields with gentle slopes. As you can imagine, this is a top cross-country skiing destination, too.
6. President's Lawn (Tufts University)
You don't need to be a student to indulge in tobogganing at Tufts. The sharper gradient and college setting make the President's Lawn a popular spot.
7. Danehy Park (Cambridge)
From landfill to sledding spot, Danehy Park has undergone a comprehensive transformation. This is one of the highest vantage points in Cambridge, making it great for sled runs.
8. Clay Pit Pond (Belmont)
Both Belmont and Arlington are splendidly hilly. Grab your sled and check out the portion of Clay Pit Pond that runs along Concord Avenue and Underwood Street. Just be sure to stop before the actual pond!
What’s your favorite sledding spot near the city? Tell us about your childhood (or more recent) snow memories in the comments below!