Locals’ Guide for Places to Go Sledding on Long Island

Even if there’s no snow on the ground, this is Long Island so we know it’ll eventually come. Be prepared for fun in the snow with this guide, broken out by county, of where the locals go for sledding on Long Island. For kids, there’s nothing more exciting in the winter than to bundle up and play in the snow.

 

 

NASSAU COUNTY

Bethpage State Park
Where: 99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Phone: 516-249-0701

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Cedar Creek Park
Where: 3340 Merrick Road, Seaford, NY 11783
Phone: 516-571-7472

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Christopher Morley Park
Where: Searingtown Road, Roslyn, NY 11576
Phone: 516-571-8113

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Eisenhower Park
Where: Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow, NY 11554 — Sled Hill is located by Parking Field No. 1 in the vicinity of Safety Town, off Merrick Avenue
Phone: 516-572-0348

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Herman Griem Park
Where: Brown Boulevard and Landscape Drive Wheatley Heights, NY 11798
Phone: 631-893-2100

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Newbridge Road Park
Where: 2600 Newbridge Rd., Bellmore, NY 11710
Phone: 516-783-2500

 

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Bald Hill
Where: Bald Hill is located on CR 83 in Farmingville, NY (by the Brookhaven Amphitheatre by South Bicycle Patch Drive) just 1 mile north of the Long Island Expressway (LIE) exit 63
Phone: 631-331-0808

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“Dead Man’s Hill”
Where: Deer Leap Road in the town of Ridge at the end of Half Moon Pond Road has acres of woods with one huge sledding trail on a hill. There are manmade bumps and jumps especially for sledding. Families from all over the surrounding towns come to go sledding in the woods. The sledding trail and hill is actually known as “Dead Man’s Hill” by locals.

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Hecksher Park
Though the hills aren’t huge in this park, there are some nice gentle slopes for the kiddies — especially the one facing the concert stage along East Main Street.
Where: Heckscher Parkway Field 1, East Islip, NY 11730
Phone: 631-581-2100
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The Grange
Where: 10 Broadway Ave., Sayville, NY 11782
Phone: 631-472-7016

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St. George Golf Course
Where: 134 Lower Sheep Pasture Road, Setauket, NY 11733
Phone:  631-751-0388

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Hauppauge High School
Where: 500 Lincoln Blvd, Hauppague, NY 11788
Go sledding on the hills by the south parking lot near the football stadium.

 

By Jessica Cerniglia

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