After the first real snow of the season, local sledding spots become the perfect weekend destination for families.
Payson Park | Portland
Located on the shore of Back Cove, Payson Park is a favorite for winter sliding. Its terrain park also features rails and boxers for adventurous skiers and snowboarders.
Fort Williams Park | Cape Elizabeth
After a morning of sledding at Fort Williams Park, strap on cross-country skis and spend the afternoon exploring the trails.
Mayflower Hill | Waterville
At Colby College, the gentle slope of Mayflower Hill is popular with local children, as well as college students on study breaks.
Camden Snow Bowl | Camden
With 20 runs and a 4,000-foot triple lift, the Camden Snow Bowl offers skiing, snowboarding, and sledding along with ocean views. The Camden Snow Bowl also hosts the U.S. National Toboggan Championships each year.
Val Halla Golf + Recreation Center | Cumberland
In the off-season, Val Halla Golf Course doubles as a winter activity hub, with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and indoor golf.
Essex Street Hill | Bangor
The extra elevation of this steep descent also means a difficult walk back to the top. However, Essex Street Hill is a popular sledding destination for Bangor-area residents in search of a fast run.