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slides: Great Sledding Spots in Central MA

Thursday, January 29, 2015


Blizzard Juno left Worcester and the surrounding areas with a historic 33.5 inches of snow. There is no reason to let all that snow go to waste. 

Here are some of Central Mass residents' favorite go-to spots for sledding.


Related Slideshow: Great Places to Sled in Central MA

GoLocal Worcester readers have shared their favorite sledding spots in Central Massachusetts with us.

Here are the top 15 spots based on their recommendations:

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Green Hill Park, Worcester

Green Hill Park is located atop one of Worcester's seven main hills. It is bordered on the north by I290, on the south by Route 9 (Belmont Street), on the west by Channing, Uxbridge and Denmar Streets (parallel to Lincoln Street), and to the east by Skyline Drive.

Being that the park is located on hill, it makes for a great place to go sledding. 

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Quinsigamond State Park, Worcester

Quinsigamond State Park consists of two sites located on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester: Regatta Point and Lake Park. The 25 acre Regatta Point area offers facilities for swimming, sailing, picnicking and fishing.

Quinsigamond State Park makes for a great place to sled for the entire family. 

Image Credit: Tim Pierce/Flickr "Sledding"

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Holy Cross College, Worcester

The College’s 174-acre hillside campus features inspiring views located on 1 College Street in Worcester. 

The hills at the Holy Cross Campus present great oppurtunities for sledding. 

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Hadwen Park, Worcester

Hadwen Park is open from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM. The park can be reached from Webster Square by taking Webster Street to Knox Street to the stone gate entrance to the park. Parking is allowed on Knox Street, and there are no entrance fees.

Hadwen Park provides great areas for sledding for children of all ages. 

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Fairlawn Hospital, Worcester

The hospital is located at 189 May Street in Worcester.

The hospitals campus provides great hills for families to go sledding. 

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WPI, Worcester

WPII's sprawling New England campus is set on a secluded hilltop located at 100 Institute Road, Worcester.  

The campus provides great hills for sledding. 

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Airport Hill, Worcester

Airport Hill is one of seven hills in Worcester and is a great place to for kids and families to go sledding. 

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Westboro Country Club, Westborough

Golf Courses are always great places for sledding.

Westboro Country Club is located on Route 30 (Main Street) in Westborough, MA, only 10 minutes from the intersection of Route 9, Route 495 and the Mass Pike. 

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Ski Ward in Shrewsbury

Ski Ward is located on 1000 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA and is a great place for smaily fun, not only sledding but tubing and skiing as well. 

Lift tickets for ages 6 and up are $30 while ages 5 and under get in for $10. 

Season passes are also available. 

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Benjamin Hill in Shirley

Benjamin Hill is located at 93 Benjamin Rd. in Shirley, MA. 

The sledding hill is open from dawn to dusk, wheather permitting and is for sleds and tubes only. 

The Sledding Hill is not supervised. 

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Rocketland in Auburn

Rocketland is located on 400 Oxford street right across from the police station. 

This is a multi use complex of 24.4 acres which contains great places for sledding. 

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Pakachoag Golf Course in Auburn

Pakachoag Golf Course is located on 15 Upland St, Auburn, MA. 

The natural hills an and valleys of the course make for some great sledding fun. 

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Tamers Hill in Auburn

Tamers Hill in Auburn is a fun place for kids and families to go sledding. 

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Holden Hills Golf Course in Holden

Holden Hills Golf Course is located at 1800 Main Street in Holden MA and is just another great example of a golf course that is great for sledding. 


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