Best Places To Go Sledding In The Capital District
The 518 is being bombarded with snow today school is closed a lot of business’s are closed and mostly everyone is indoors. It made realize I haven’t participated in a great American past time which is sledding.
I’m not originally from Albany so I had to find the best spots to go sledding in the weather here is what I found:
Capital Hills Golf Course
– Off of O’Neil Rd in Albany- Lovely rolling hills without too many obstacles.
– Not too far from the DMV in downtown Albany. Easy to get to and to park. This is the City of Albany’s classic sledding hill.
Forts Ferry Elementary School, Latham
– Forts Ferry Rd There are some really great hills in the back of the school.
Sand Creek Middle School, Colonie
– Fairly good sledding.
Washington Park, Albany
– The best hills are over by the amphitheater.
Albany High School
– There are some great hills in the bowl behind the school.
Normanside Country Club, Delmar
Tawasentha Park, Guilderland
– On Rte 146 In the past, the park was open to residents only. This may not apply for winter sledding- give it a try.
Elm Ave. Park, Bethlehem
– The Town of Bethlehem’s largest park. Lots of great sledding for any age. Nice, wide, safe hills.
Maple Ridge Park, Bethlehem
– Pretty good sledding for most. The hill can sometimes be closed if it gets too icy.
Frear Park, Troy
– Lavin Ct and Park Blvd. – On the golf course – Definitely one of the most popular sledding spots in the Capital District!
East Greenbush Town Park
– Off of Elliot Rd near the Pavillion. Really enjoyable.
Belltop Elementary School, East Greenbush
– This is a nice long sloping hill. Stay to the left of the playground though.
Schenectady Central Park, Schenectady
– A great hill for the younger set when the snow is new and deep, but be ready for a fast, slick ride after it’s been packed down a bit
River Road Park, Niskayuna
– On River Rd near the intersection with Rosendale. Has a nice hill for younger kids.
Blatnick Park, Niskayuna
– Adjacent to the transfer station on River Rd. Some really nice rolling hills for just about anyone.
Collins Park, Scotia
– Great for little kids. Quick walking distance to the library AND for Dunkin Donuts (bathrooms, snacks). When the lake is frozen, you can ice skate, too!
Schenectady Municipal Golf Course, Schenectady
– Access off of Route 7, take a right onto Golf Rd. Park on the side of the road somewhere or near the clubhouse.. The 5th hole seems to be the local sledders favorite.
Rosendale Elementary School, Niskayuna
– Take a left and go behind the school.
Indian Meadows Park, Glenville
– Droms Rd. Glenville’s largest town park- This is a wonderful area to bring the kids. It boasts the perfect sledding hill and lots of wide open spaces to snowshoe or cross country ski.
Clifton Park, Saratoga, & Points North
Woods Hollow Nature Preserve, Milton
-The corner of Northline Rd and Rowland Street. A very safe hill, so even the younger ones will love it.
The Big Dipper/ Dead Man’s Hill, Milton
– Off Rowland St. This is an intense ride (as the name implies).
McGregor Links Country Club, Wilton
– A kid- and mom-friendly area with a variety of slopes and rolling hills. The most exciting hill is at the 17th hole.
Milton Terrace School, Ballston Spa
– Off 67- Great hill right behind the school.
Wood Rd Elementary School, Ballston Spa
– Take Wood Rd off of 67. Drive around the back of the school. The hill is a steep yet obstacle free. Safe for everyone.
Tee Bird- North or South- Country Club, Moreau
– The South 4th hole seems to be the favorite. Off Reynolds Rd. (197).
Kinns Road Park, Clifton Park
– Off Kinns Rd. Provides a variety of inclines: steep and fast or gradual and long. Dogs are welcome, too.
Clifton Commons, Clifton Park
– Vischers Ferry Rd. The younger ones will like these gentle slopes.
Huntwood Pocket Park, Clifton Park
– Huntwood Dr. A small neighborhood park with a couple of nice hills to slide down.
Saratoga Battlefield, Saratoga
– In the Saratoga National Historical Park. Some of the most exciting hills in the area. The hills on the Hudson River side of the park are the steepest, most intense of the bunch. There are bathrooms! Warm bathrooms! Okay, that’s reason enough to make the drive.
I’m thinking about hitting one of these spots up as soon as the snow stops falling which one would you suggest ?