In Southern New Hampshire, there are many popular sledding spots – some that are widely used and others that aren't as well known. Here's a list of some of our favorite sledding spots in the southern part of the state.
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- Bragdon Farm Sledding Hill. Located on the Bragdon Farm conservation area along Route 101. Sledding hours are from dawn to dusk and the hill is unsupervised. Parking is on the opposite side of Route 101 from the hill, but there is a tunnel under the highway for sledders to use to get to the hill. Plenty of room for numerous sledders at once.
- Benedictine Park. Located on Wallace Road, this is a great multi-use area for snowshoeing, hiking and especially sledding.
- Ann DeNicola Memorial Playground/TimberTown Playground. Next to the Bedford Memorial Town Pool on County Road. This great, small hill makes for lots of runs and an easy walk back up.
- White Park on White Street. Sledding from King Hill in this historic park was banned after a lawsuit against the city when a sledder crashed into a tree. But sledders can still enjoy a small portion of the south side of the hill, away from the fencing.
- Kimball Park on North State Street. Sledding is allowed on small slope of the west side of the park. The Concord Boys & Girls Club has recently redeveloped its parking lot next door to the park, so there is now plenty of parking.
- Garrison Hill Park. This hill also has a 76-foot observatory that offers views of the White Mountains.
- Wagon Hill Farm. Located on Route 4 about three miles east of downtown, this 139-acre property has a sledding hill and trails for hiking and walking dogs, among other permitted activities.
- Mack's Apples. Located on Mammoth Road, this is another great spot.
- Weston Park: Situated near the bank of the Souhegan River on Turkey Hill Road. Parking on site. The hill is short but steep and there is a hay bale barrier situated away from the river. It's a great family spot, but is on the smaller side so it can get crowded pretty quickly.
- Wasserman Park: Next to the playground in Wasserman Park off of Naticook Road there is a wide hill great for sledding. Short but but a perfect place for sledding with plenty of parking available.
- Nashua High School North. This sledding hill is located on Titan Way (formerly Chuck Druding Drive).
- Robey Park off Spitbrook Road. Sledding begins as soon as the weather turns cold because the city owns its own snow making machine. A great spot for younger and older kids.
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- Powderhouse Hill. This hill also has a rope tow for skiers and snowboarders.