Best Places to Go Sledding on Long Island
At the first signs of snowflakes, my children grab their sleds and ask me to take them to the post office hill. As it's conveniently located right around the corner from our house, it’s hard to say no, not to mention the fact that I can walk across the parking lot and buy a cup of hot coffee while I watch them.
Eventually the hill gets too crowded though and the snow-laden trails start to show patches of grass, so we have to head elsewhere. My boys (including my husband) prefer the hills at the Plandome Country Club.
Located in Port Washington off of Pine Street (you have to access the hills through someone’s yard), the hills are quite steep and provide all of my children with a thrill. I would not recommend it for younger kids though, unless they’re daredevils like mine.
If you are looking for a place to take your children sledding and don’t live anywhere near Port Washington, listed below are several places for an early morning or afternoon of fun in the snow--providing we get some. At least you will be prepared!
Christopher Morley Park – has smaller hills
Flower Hill Park
Stonytown Road and Port Washington Blvd.
Bethpage State Park
Parking Field 1/East Meadow
St. George Golf Course
134 Lower Sheep Pasture Road
10 Broadway Ave.
Bowling and Sheridan Ave.
Cedar Creek Park
Newbridge Road Park – smaller hill
Additionally, you can ask other parents, places that sell sleds or look for people pulling children on them. For more information about parks in your area, please call your Town Hall office. Please note that most state parks have free parking and only open when weather permits. Most have accumulation rules, so please call in advance before you bundle up the kids and head over.