Now that we’ve got plenty of snow, take advantage of it! Here’s a compliation of some of the best places to enjoy the season in and around Boston.
Sledding & Tubing
- Favorite spots in the Boston area include: The Arnold Arboretum; the hills next to Jamaica Pond; and Larz Anderson Park in Brookline.
- Not too far outside of Boston you have Borderland State Park in North Easton, a 1,773 acres park; World’s End (be sure to check out Planter’s Hill!); and Crane Estate in Ipswich, which has a nice, half-mile long hill that’s kid-friendly.
- More great sledding spots in Boston proper and Greater listed here
- New England Sports Park in Amesbury (Kids as young as 4 can tube here! They require a helmet and the Park has a limited number so try to bring your own.)
- Ski Ward in Shrewsbury
- Nashoba Valley’s Snow Tubing Park in Westford
- Check out Kids Outdoors for even more sledding and tubing attractions. (Thanks www.mommypoppins.com for the tips!)
- Blue Hills Reservation in Milton/Canton. Open to the public seven days a week, dawn until dusk. 617-698-1802
- Leo J. Martin Ski Track in Weston
- With amazing views Wachusett Mountain in Westminster is the biggest skiing mountain within an hour and a half of Boston.
- Also featuring excellent views, Jiminy Peak in Hancock is the largest ski and snowboard site around and North America’s only mountain resort using alternative wind power to generate its own energy!
- This “best of” list features outdoor ice skating rinks in MA (with most being located in and around Boston).
Hikes/ Snow-shoeing/ Winter Walks
- Snow-shoeing Gore Place in Waltham
- The Cove in Newton (possible ice skating and sledding too!)
- Winter walks in Boston
- If you feel like taking a day trip, here are some nice hikes in Rhode Island.
- Snow-shoeing at the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton/Canton
- Beautiful state parks: Mohawk Trail State Forest (Charlemont), Chapel Brook Reservation (Ashfield), and Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary (Easthampton).