With winter in full swing, now is the perfect time to head out and visit one of the many sledding hills near Boston. We’ve got easy slopes for the tots and those big sledding hills that only the brave can conquer. Get out your favorite sled, bundle the kids up and get ready for a day in the snow.

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Larz Anderson Park, Brookline

This park has rolling hills that morph into awesome sledding hills after a snowfall. You'll find small ones for newbies and bigger hills for bigger kids. 

Goddard Ave & Newton St.
Brookline, MA

Flagstaff Hill, Boston Common

There's plenty of room to spread out on this large expanse in the Boston Common. You'll find the hill near the baseball diamond. 

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Danehy Park, Cambridge

Head to this fun park (that used to be a landfill) for a day of sledding. 

99 Sherman St. 
Cambridge, MA

The Sugar Bowl by Jamaica Pond

You'll love this unique hill that's perfect for younger kids. It's inverted so the goal is to get as much momentum to get up the other side and back down again. The slopes are gentle and you don't have to worry about kids getting near the street. 

350 Jamaicaway
Boston, MA

Seven Bump Hill, Fellsmere Park

Drag your sleds and tubes to this fun sledding hill in Malden. See if the kids and find the seven bumps from where this hill gets its name. 

Fellsmere Rd
Malden, MA

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Weld Hill, Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University

The Arnold Arboretum has two sledding hills to choose from and one is known as the steepest and longest in the area. This is also a great spot to go snowshoeing. 

125 Arborway
Boston, MA

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Fallon Field, Roslindale

This park is know for it's super-fun slide but in the winter the double sledding hill is the star. There's plenty of space to spread out away from other families and the kids can really get going if they start at the top. 

910 South St.

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Walsh Playground, Dorchester

There's a long hill along Clancy Road where you can stake out a spot for your little sledders or head closer to the baseball diamond for a less intense spot. 

1005 Washington St.

—Kate Loweth


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