Top Spots to Go Sledding on LI

The snow often means delays, roadblocks and tiresome shoveling. But, hey those piles of snow also lead to some outdoor fun. Strap on your favorite snow boots, brave the cold and head to any of these parks for a day of exhilarating Long Island sledding.

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Bethpage State Park, Farmingdale

When its golf courses get covered in snow, Bethpage State Park invites sledders to slide down the hills. Keep in mind that inflatable sleds are not permitted. The park also asks that visitors call the office before heading over. Address: 99 Quaker Meeting House Rd | Phone: 516-249-0701 Click to go

Grant Park, Hewlett

This 35-acre park is a sports lovers paradise with three basketball courts, four tennis courts, four handball/paddleball courts, a seasonal skating rink and a lake for fishing. After a snowstorm, thrill seekers are also able to zoom down one of its beloved hills. Address: Broadway and Sheridan Avenue | Phone: 516-571-7821 Click to go

Eisenhower State Park, East Meadow

One of the largest public spaces in the New York metropolitan area (it’s 930 acres!), Eisenhower State Park is loaded with fun all year round. In the wintertime, the appropriately named Sled Hill (near Parking Field 1) is ideal for sledding. It’s long, wide and a favorite for both children and adults. Address: Merrick and Stewart Avenues | Phone: 516-572-0347 Click to go

Belmont Lake State Park, North Babylon

Known to attract families, this 463-acre park has several hills worth sledding down. They remain open to the public for as long as they’re covered in snow. But it’s advised to keep away from the hills near the water for safety concerns. Address: Southern State Parkway Exit 38 | Phone: 631-667-5055 Click to go

Cedar Creek Park, Seaford

One of the most popular sledding spots on the Island, the sled hills at Cedar Creek Park are open during January and February. Visitors rave about the treeless slopes providing a clear and safe path for sledding. Address: Merrick Road east of Wantagh Avenue | Phone: 516-571-7470 Click to go

Christopher Morley Park, Roslyn

Full of hills, Christopher Morley Park is another popular spot for sledders of all ages. There’s also an ice skating rink (open the Saturday after Thanksgiving through mid-March) giving fans of winter more to enjoy. Address: Roslyn-North Hills, Searingtown Road, north of Long Island Expressway | Phone: 516-571-8113 Click to go

Herman Griem Park, Wheatley Heights

A bit under the radar compared to other sledding locations, Herman Griem Park has hills worth the trip. Expect a big, wide hill in particular holding dozens of sledders at the same time. Address: 54 Brown Blvd | Phone: 631-893-2100 Click to go

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