Sledding for Toddlers, Daredevils, and Sightseers
Friday, January 03, 2014
Based on the fantastic submissions we've received on our crowdsourced sledding map, here are a few places we've discovered. Let us know what we're missing in the comments.
Good For Your Toddler
- Highland Park, Brooklyn: "Several sized slopes for all ages."
- Kissena Park, Queens: "Many different lengths of hills."
- Riverside Park, Manhattan: "Lots of smaller slopes."
- Gracie Mansion Hill, Manhattan: "A snow day in the mayor's backyard."
- Tourne Park, Morris County, NJ: "A nice, long hill without being too crazy. Great for smaller kids!"
- Hackley School, Tarrytown, New York: "Easy access, great long hill for kids of all ages."
- Martling Ave. Hill, Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island: "Wide and not too large. Perfect for young children and parents interested in a short climb back up."
These Might Kill You
- Ridge Road: "Awesomely dangerous. Have to get in before the plows come through, watch out for parked cars."
- Brooklyn Bridge: "Trying to dodge tourists!"
- Suicide Hill, Manhattan: "Steep and extremely fast with little to no runway; park benches and cars prevent spilling out into the street. Bailing out: mandatory." and "The steepest hill in NYC."
- Soldiers & Sailors, Manhattan: "Prepare to crash and to be crashed into, and have fun! (NOT for small children.)"
- Devils Hill, Morristown, NJ: "Watch out for partially buried rocks!"
- Death Hill, West End Ave., Manhattan: "Heart-pounding incline!"
- The Big Hill, Riverside Dr, Manhattan: "Got a fat lip 20 years ago after I crashed into the protective bail of hay and flew face-first into the chain-link fence."
- BQE Exit 28B Off-Ramp, Brooklyn: "Be careful not to slide into traffic!"
- Roosevelt Island's Southtown Hill: "Just the right amount of steepness and a nice view of the Queensboro Bridge."
- The Helix, Weehawken, NJ: "Nice spiral, great NYC views."
- Davenport Park, New Rochelle: "Best sledding in New Rochelle: easy parking and a huge, wide slope and views of LI Sound."
- Astoria Park, Queens: "Big hill, nice view of the bridge and Manhattan, too!"
- Sunset Park, Brooklyn: "There's a steep hill with an amazing view of the city."
- Little Bay Park, West End: "Lovely view of Long Island Sound as you sled down the long gentle slope!"
- Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan: "Great views of the river and the bridge."
- Maryland Monument, Prospect Park, Brooklyn: "Less crowded, but steeper than most hills in Prospect Park."
- Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn: "Great hills but not the crowds you get at Prospect Park. A nice community feel."
- Hillside Park, Brooklyn Heights: "This dog park becomes a sledding hill every snowfall."