Sledding Spots Around Hingham this Winter Weekend
Brought to you by Hingham Realtor Alice Pierce
Where to Go Sledding near the South Shore
Now that we have some snow, with the promise of more on the way, bundle up, wax up your sliding devices and head to an area nearby with great sledding hills. It is safest to make sure that all involved are wearing helmets and that you go feet first down any snowy decline. Parents should obviously be there to supervise at all times.
Coastguard Hill in Marshfield, 900 Ferry Street
Coastguard Hill in Marshfield is open for sledding from dawn until dusk and has been known to install over 30 hay bales surrounding the trunks of large trees and in front of trash cans specifically for sledding enthusiasts. The Recreation Department has been operating Coast Guard Hill as a sledding area since 2009. The hill is open, wide and popular. It takes about 15 minutes to trudge back up the hill after one has taken a sledding run. Coast Guard Hill has seen as many as 150 people on the hill at once, so it behooves anyone to follow the rules from the town.
Those who sled at the hill are advised to sled at their own risk, avoid crowded areas, and sit in a forward facing position. Helmets are recommended for children, and children should always be supervised, according to the guidelines. The bales of hay, driven in by stakes, shouldn’t be moved, and the construction of jumps on the hill is prohibited.
South Shore Country Club in Hingham, 274 South Street
Right in our back yard! There are multiple slopes on the South Shore Country Club golf course in Hingham, but mist sledders congregate at the top of the hill by the driving range. To park, drive as far back as you can go and you will see the remnants of sledders trails. Park at the Country Club for smaller, quieter hills, and park on Fort Hill Street for bigger, more adventurous hills.
Widows Walk Golf Course in Scituate at 250 Driftway
Widows Walk is a town owned golf course in Scituate that attracts many heart sledders when the snow falls. The slopes are mostly gentle and long, and getting to them does require some trekking, but once there on a ridge, one only needs to climb back up the incline to get in a good ride. There are some very steep hills located on the course, but these require significant hiking through snow, so please be very careful if you decide to embark on this type of adventure. There are not likely to be that many people sledding in these areas.
World’s End in Hingham, Martin’s Lane
Another Hingham locale for sledders is World’s End. Experts say that the best bet is Planter’s Hill which is the large drumlin rising just before you cross “The Bar” to the far side of the reservation From the summit, zip down the footpath, or bushwhack your own descent across the broad fields.
There are many other listings of great sledding spots, but they are lacking reviews. For your sledding convenience, a list follows.
Froilo Junior High, 1071 Washington Street
Strawberry Valley Golf Course, 164 Washington Street
Braintree Municipal Golf Course
East Middle School
Lincoln Park in East Braintree
Ponkapong Golf Course
North Hill Country Club, 29 Merry Avenue
Miramar Retreat Center
Borderland State Park
Marshfield Country Club, 515 Moraine Street
Gaffield Park, 69-93 River Street
First Parish, 24 River Street
Manomet Elementary School
Exit 5 in Plymouth at McDonald’s
Furnace Brook Golf Course
Presidents Golf Course
Rockland High School, 52 Mackinlay Way
Hartsuff Park, Hingham Street
Purple Dinosaur Playground, 618 Country Way
Scituate Country Club, 91 Driftway
Scituate High School, 606 Chief Justice Cushing Highway
Behind Tufts Public Library
Whitman Town Park
Even though it feels like winter, spring will be upon us in the blink of an eye. Be prepared for your next real estate transaction by meeting with Alice Pierce, one of the best listing and selling agents on the South Shore of Boston. Alice Pierce is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, and a lifelong resident of Hingham who knows all of the coastal towns and the neighborhoods within them. Whether you are interested in Hingham, MA, Cohasset, MA, Hull, MA, Norwell, MA and any other South Shore towns, give her a call at 781-724-7622, anytime. Alice Pierce can also be reached by email or through her Coldwell Banker real estate website.