One of the great advantages to living in Maine is that it truly is a four season state. When winter arrives, there is skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and my favorite - sledding! There's nothing quite like channeling your inner child and sledding down a steep hill. Sledding is great for all ages, and there is nothing to teach (aside from maybe how to bail from a failed run before you run into something)!
In Gray, the best hills for sledding are the hills beside the Gray-New Gloucester Middle School. These sledding hills offer something for the entire family.
Have young ones? Hang out near the first softball field (the one nearest to Libby Hill Rd) where the hill has a dip, then flattens out before taking you over a second drop. This hill is perfect for toddlers and pre-school children, or anyone not quite up for the challenge of the steeper hills.
Looking for more speed and excitement? Head over to the line of pine trees above the other softball field. On a warm day where you can really pack the snow, you can expect to hit the bottom grinning from ear to ear!
These hills are great for those learning to ski or snowboard too!
Looking for more to do? Check out the Libby Hill Trails right behind the middle school. Each winter the trails are open to snowshoeing, hiking, and cross country skiing.
For those looking for some winter fun and don't want to travel far, the activities around the GNG Middle School are hard to beat!
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