Things to do in the Snow Around Winchester
With the end of the year blizzard hitting this Christmas, here's some things you can do around town.
If snow is good for one thing and one thing only, it's sledding. There are three popular places in town to get your sled on.
The first is over on 42 Lockeland Road right across from the fire station, Mullen Field. Mullen has a big hill and lots of space for building snowmen and drawing snow angels. Around the corner and down the street, Vinson-Owen Elementary School, also has a large hill that offers plenty of room for dozens of sledders. Lastly, the most popular hill in town has to the one located at Ambrose Elementary, expect big crowds and lots of first time sledders.
Winchester also has a great place to strap on a pair of skates. Big and Little Winter Ponds, located on Woodside Road, are a popular destination to enjoy some skating or get in on a pick-up game of ice hockey.
Want to challenge yourself with a nature walk in the deep snow? The Fells, with several entrances over on South Border Road, is a wonderful town nature reserve that is sure to have some of the most elegant views of snowfall and a beautiful display of how the snow effects wildlife. The Fells is also good for some cross-country skiing.
The cold tend to keep you inside? Try snagging some movies either at Six Seeds Video located in the horseshoe of stores at 600 Main Street, or up the street at Winchesters local red-box video kiosk near the left entrance to Stop and Shop.
Starbucks, in the center of town on 542 Main Street, is usually abuzz in the days following a blizzard with residents sharing stories of how they dealt with the snow. Stop by for a nice sit down chat and enjoy a hot chocolate to help cure the winter chills. The same goes for Dunkin Donuts right next door and up the road at 797 Main Street.
If you don't feel like heading out at all, there are plenty of tried and true winter classics you can enjoy right in the comfort of your own backyard. Snowmen, snow angels, snow ball fights and building a snow fort out of the huge piles the plows leave, are just a few of the free and easy ways to enjoy the blizzard.
If you want to stay inside, try making a fire, reading a classic tale with the family or baking homemade cookies. Although a blizzard makes for some trouble getting around, it's always a good excuse to kick back and relax