Sledding is one of those rare activities that is not only extremely fun, but free. It has given joy to kids and adults since the 1880’s, around the time the light bulb was invented. I remember my first experience going sledding as a kid, and it was at that point that I realized the best things in life truly are free. Sledding is a good workout, it’s extraordinarily fun, and when you find the right hill, it is tremendously exhilarating. Those of you who are like me and go sledding every year know a good spot to sled. Some of you know 2 or 3, but how many of you have actually taken a trip just for sledding? I’ve looked around at some places in the U.S. that people rank highly as local sledding destinations, and listed some of the better hills in America (according to locals). Check them out:
- “Bridge Street Mega Hill” Located in Roanoke, Virginia, this hill is actually a street, but when the traffic is clear, and there is sufficient snow, it turns into a place where a few brave souls dare to sled down. 752-798 Bridge St. Southwest, Roanoke, VA 24015
- Woodbury Ski Area – Located in Woodbury, Connecticut, Woodbury is known to be a great place for snow tubing. It’s many hills and trails will be sure to please skiers, snowboarders, tubers, and sledders alike. It’s also a hotspot for reggae and rock concerts.
- Burholme Park – This Park is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is well-known to locals who have enjoyed its massive hills for years. Its only downfall is that it can get pretty crowded on a snowy day. 401 Cottman Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19111.
- Capitol Hill – This is actually in Nashville, Tennessee. At the very top of “Capital Hill” there is a monster hill, which some locals believe to be the biggest hill in Nashville. Warning: This hill is pretty dangerous. 601 –699 U.S. 41, Nashville, TN 37219
- Forest Park – Forest Park is located in St. Louis, Missouri. In Forest Park you will find Art Hill, which is a great place to go sledding because there are always fires to keep guests warm at the top of the hill (maintained by the park management), as well as snow bales to keep sledders in the designated areas. 35-57 Fine Arts Dr. St. Louis, MO 63110