With snow in the forecast yet again, there is nothing we can do but embrace this wintry wonderland of 2011! One of the best ways to do that is by taking advantage of the great sledding hills of Westchester County. Bundle up, grab your sled, and get ready to fly down some of the best hills that Westchester has to offer. Below are 5 of our favorite hills to sled down in and around Westchester County:
1. Gedney Park on Route 120/133 in Chappaqua: Gedney Park has two hills that are good for sledding. Both are visible and accessible from the parking lot. The closer one is steeper, slightly shorter, and always more crowded. Restrooms are available and the park is designated by the New Castle Recreation and Parks Department as a sledding area. The park is located about one mile from the center of Millwood and about 3.5 miles from the center of Chappaqua.
5. White Plains High School: Grounds range from very low for the little ones to a very steep angle for the older kids. Plus there is a parking lot behind the school – off Bryant Ave. just west of Hwy 287.
6. Downing Park in Yorktown Heights: Get off the Yorktown Heights 202 exit off the Taconic Parkway. Make a right going into Yorktown Heights and in about a mile or so there is a park called Bryant Park. You can see the slope right off the field. There is plenty of parking and lots of room on the hill. Hours: 5pm -10pm Friday and Saturday.
7. Immaculate Conception School, Tuckahoe: ICS has one of the greatest local hills for sledding. There is plenty of parking, and it never gets too crowded at this favorite little spot.
8. Dunwoodie in Yonkers– Dunwoodie lies at the top of “Dunwoodie Heights” in the center of the city of Yonkers. It is characterized by dramatic topography and steep slopes.
9. Maple Moor in White Plains- 1128 North St, White Plains, NY 10605-5101
10. Ward Pound Ridge: The 4,315-acre park makes Ward Pound Ridge Reservation the county’s largest park. With its varied terrain and landscapes and miles of wooded trails, the park provides a variety of activities in all seasons. There are areas for picnicking, lean-to camping, fishing and cross-country skiing.