Buffalo NY received over three feet of snow yesterday and they are expected to get 2-3 more. Fortunately we won’t be seeing it here as it is caused by lake effect snow. But, the snow will be here soon enough and if this year turns out to be anything like last year the sleddding will be fantastic. Here are a few places to go sledding in Andover and North Andover. Don’t forget the hot chocolate.
North Andover sledding
The Carl Thomas Field: Located on Massachusetts Ave. The easiest parking is behind the office complex at 198 Massachusetts Ave. The field is used for Little League during the spring and summer and has a hill appropriate for Toddlers up to 8 yrs old.
Drummond Park: located at 33 Johnson Street North Andover. The sledding is actually on Milk Street around the corner. It’s a small hill but perfect for toddlers up to 8 years old. The pitch is short and not too fast. The park is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Carter Hill: On Bradford Street in North Andover has views of Lake Cochichewick, and has expansive vistas, sledding slopes and meadows. Carter Hill is a longer faster slope. Carter Hill has a parking area and is open to all residents to enjoy.
Half Mile Hill: Located off Osgood Street in North Andover behind Edgewood Farm, between Osgood and Weir Hill. Half Mile Hill is 37+ acres with 600’ of frontage on Lake Cochichewick. Half Mile Hill is dozens of acres of protected open space and offers scenic views as well as great sledding.
Andover High School: Located at 80 Shawsheen Rd in Andover. Lots of parking, Easy access and a great location.
High Plain Elementary School: At 333 High Plain Rd. There’s a hill next to the basketball courts, and it’s a short but sweet one. The little ones will love it.