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Best places to go sledding and tubing in Boston

Next time it snows, grab your crew and go sledding at one of these local hills

JQ Louise
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JQ Louise
Written by
Eric Grossman
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Winter in Boston brings blizzards, cold and darkness, but locals know that all these seasonal downsides have one upside to them as well. When flakes start to fall, folks of all ages head for the hills to go sledding and tubing. Whether you're a parent looking to get the kids outside, or an adult who’s looking for some free fun, there's something undeniably invigorating about zooming down a snow-covered hill. It's definitely one of the best things to do outdoors in the winter in Boston. If you're looking for something a little more challenging, check out one of the best places to ski near Boston or one of the best snowboarding spots in the area. And afterwards no matter what, please stop by one of the best hot chocolate spots in town for a sweet treat.


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Best sledding and tubing spots around Boston

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  • Parks and gardens
  • Boston Common

For a taste of winter sports without the extreme speeds, hit the gentle slopes of Boston Common once a few inches of snow have accumulated. It’s BYO sled, of course, but any old sliding apparatus will do. Otherwise, just take a good roll down a hill and then make snow angels. Tip: It’s also a good place for gentle, friendly snowball fights.

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