Sledding Hill in SoMe–Weeeee!

Snow TreesThe hot spots for sledding in Maine are a lot like the beaches. Locals generally don’t like to disclose where the best hills are for sledding. That’s ok, because usually the best spots are public–the only downside is, they could be busy. In my years growing up in Maine, I’ve never had a problem with overcrowding when sledding; then again I’ve always liked making new friends, even if the friendship only lasted for the duration of a few hours of sledding.

Here’s your list of the best sledding spots in Southern Maine:

BIDDEFORD: Rotary Park, Main Street
CAPE ELIZABETH: Fort Williams Park, 1000 Shore Road
CUMBERLAND: Val Halla Golf and Recreation Center, 60 Val Halla Road
FREEPORT: Mast Landing Elementary School, Bow Street
GORHAM: University of Southern Maine campus
HARPSWELL: Harpswell Islands School, 308 Harpswell Islands Road (Route 24)
KENNEBUNK: Old landfill (after the Kennebunk Recycling Center), Sea Road
KITTERY: Fort Foster
Eastern Promenade, overlooking East End Beach
Payson Park, Ocean Avenue
Riverside Municipal Golf Course, Riverside Street
Clarks Hill, near Garside’s Ice Cream, Ferry Road
Saco Middle School Recreation Area, Buxton Road
SANFORD: Gowen Park, Gowen Park Drive
SOUTH BERWICK: Powderhouse Hill, Agamenticus Road
SOUTH PORTLAND: South Portland High School softball fields, Highland Avenue
Behind the East Fire Station, Falmouth Road
Maine Correctional Center hill, River Road
Seacoast Adventure, 932 Roosevelt Trail
Mount Agamenticus, Kendall Hill
York Golf Club, Organug Road

A few sledding spots listed are word-of-mouth from locals, so some sledding spots could no longer exist or could even be overgrown with trees. I would also like to mention that water tubes are not sufficient for sledding. Water tubes will likely pop from the weight and friction with the snow. Consider yourself warned–it’s not fun driving all the way to your sledding hill in Maine only to have your tube pop on your first run down the hill. In any event, be safe and most importantly, have fun!

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