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The 5 Best Places To Go Sledding In NYC

Katherine Ripley Katherine Ripley

The 5 Best Places To Go Sledding In NYC

You might think that sledding is impossible in NYC, a city made entirely out of concrete. But that’s not so! There are plenty of locations where you can get some downhill thrills. If you don’t have a sled, find a cardboard box, and hit one of these parks where you can go sledding in NYC:

 

1. The Pilgrim Hill In Central Park

where to go sledding in NYC
[Jenn Vargas/Flickr]
The Pilgrim Hill is located just north of the 72nd Street park entrance at 5th Avenue. It’s the perfect sledding hill, with a steep incline and gentle finish.

 

2. Morningside Park

[Francisco Daum/Flickr]
[Francisco Daum/Flickr]
There are great sledding hills in Manhattan’s Morningside Park at 110th Street, 113th Street, and 122nd Street, all on the east side of the park.

 

3. Inwood Hill Park

where to go sledding in NYC
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Inwood Hill Park is the farthest trekk, but it offers you the most hills to choose from, and will probably be the least crowded location. This park at the northernmost tip of Manhattan is a true winter wonderland when it snows.

 

4. Prospect Park

where to go sledding in NYC
[Atomische * Tom Giebel/Flickr]
If you live in Brooklyn, Prospect Park is the best place to go for sledding. Right inside the park at 9th Street is a hill which some people call the best sledding hill in the whole world.

 

5. Forest Park

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[Atomische * Tom Giebel/Flickr]
If you live in Queens and want to sled, Forest Park is the best location. Mary Whalen Playground at 79th Street and Park Lane has great slopes.

 

Cover photo credit:Atomische * Tom Giebel/Flickr