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Where to Go Sledding in Burlington

We have a lot of snow on the ground, which begs only one question - Where can we go sledding?

After a rather dry winter last year, the snow is finally back in New England. 

The big blizzard this weekend left Burlington with about two feet of snow - and perfect sledding conditions.

In a 2011 story we asked readers for suggestions for sledding spots in Burlington. Readers suggested Simonds Park on Bedford Street and behind the Marshall Simonds Middle School on Winn Street.

In another story, it was suggested people avoid sledding on the hill at St. Margaret's Church on Winn Street. According to Burlington Fire Lt. John Skinner and Police Officer Jim Tigges sledders are injured at this location rather frequently.

"That is a dangerous hill," Skinner said, for two reasons:  the height of the hill and the way the parking lot is plowed. The plowed snow can make a ramp that launches sledders onto cleared ground – and a very abrupt stop.

Where do you go to sled in the Burlington area? Tell us in the comments section below.

morock February 11, 2013 at 03:15 PM
Don't go to Marshall Simonds, in 2011 the field was clear, but they have started construction in the field area, many construction vehicles and hidden hazards under the snow now.
S M February 11, 2013 at 06:09 PM
Simmonds park was packed with sledders on Sunday... Good time had by all.
Jane McIninch February 11, 2013 at 07:41 PM
I wish they had made the fences around the baseball fields at lower Simonds removable, so they could easily take them out during the winter and reinstall before the baseball season in the Spring. This way, the kids don't bump into them when sledding. It hurts the kids and breaks the fence.

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