Now that we have snow, we plan to do some sledding over February Vacation week. Keep reading for a list of our favorite spots and some new-to-us options too. And don"t forget, this is the third post in our Winter Activities Series. Be sure to check out Things to Do on the South Shore for February Vacation and Get Outside! Best South Shore Spots to Take a Walk too!
Our Favorite Local Sledding Hills
Strawberry Valley Golf Course (164 Washington St, Abington) is the most popular spot to sled in Abington. It offers a large hill with limited obstructions. Residents have been sledding here for years.
Whitman Town Park (141 Whitman Ave, Whitman) is the most popular spot to sled in Whitman. The big hill located right in the center of the park is a great spot for children of all ages.
Rockland High School (52 MacKinlay Way, Rockland) is a fun and easy spot to sled with little ones. The small, sprawling hill in front of the stadium offers a gentle and easy ride and plenty of room for sledders to spread out. Older kids often enhance the excitement of this small hill by building small jumps on some of the runs.
Other Popular South Shore Sledding Hills
If the kids are up for an adventure, we may also try someplace new. We did a little research and compiled a list of popular sledding spots across the South Shore. If you decide to try any of these locations, please check with property owners before you go, take proper safety precautions, and sled at your own risk.
Coast Guard Hill (900 Ferry St, Marshfield) is a popular sledding destination in Marshfield. It features nice long, unobstructed runs and scenic views of the water.
East Middle School (305 River Street, Braintree) is a hot-spot to sled in Braintree. There are several hills of varying size on the fields behind the school.
South Shore Country Club (274 South Street, Hingham) is the top-spot to sled in Hingham. The hills near the South Street entrance are better for small children and the hill by Fort Hill Street is more popular for older, more adventurous sledders.
First Parish Church (24 River St, Norwell) sounds like a nice spot to sled with small children. It has a small slope, that is easy to get up and down, and lots of open space.
Gaffield Park (68 River St, Norwell) is town-owned land that contains playground structures, short trails, and a sledding hill. Not sure how this sledding hill will be, but the kids will still have fun exploring the playground if sledding doesn’t work out.
Borderland State Park (259 Massapoag Ave, North Easton) has a large hill behind the Ames Mansion that is a popular sledding spot in Easton. The only downside is that you have to pay to park ($5 for MA residents) and there may be limited availability due to COVID. Look on twitter for parking updates: twitter.com/MassDCR or call ahead: 508-238-6566.
D.W. Fields Park (D W Field E Pkwy, Brockton) is a popular sledding destination in Brockton, good for children of all ages.
President’s Golf Course (357 W Squantum Street, Quincy) is a popular sledding destination in Quincy.
North Hill Country Club (29 Merry Avenue, Duxbury) is a popular sledding spot in Duxbury, with larger hills for older sledders.
Scituate Country Club (91 Driftway, Scituate) is a popular sledding destination in Scituate.
We hope you and your family have a great time sledding!