Sled from Patch to Patch
You can cover the North Shore by sled today. Here's how:
Wondering what to do with 1-1/2 feet of snow and no school? How about a sledding odyssey?
You can start your adventure at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton. Enter the campus through the main entrance on Essex Street and follow the road up the hill to ample parking. Sled on from there!
Next, zip over to the east meadow of Endicott Park in Danvers with the entire family. There's often a crowd here (and at the next location). You can park near the playground at the front of the park.
You can slide along to Higgins Middle School in Peabody for more derring-do in the snow. The hill near the corner of James Street and Park Avenue is a popular spot for sledders and snow-tubers. You can park on the street.
Next, cruise into Mack Park off Grove Street in Salem for some reportedly "epic" sledding. It's a favorite spot with Salemites. There's a parking lot near ballfield at the top of the park.
Zoom over to Marblehead at Gatchell Playground for another favorite sledding locale. Parking is usually available in a lot off West Shore Drive or in a small lot off Everett Paine Boulevard, adjacent to the entrance to the Wyman Woods Conservation Area.
Last but not least, slip-side your way down to Jackson Park in Swampscott. The park is located behind the high school on Essex Street.
Or if you feel so inclined, do them in reverse order and back again, and then share your pictures on Danvers Patch.