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.
Bethpage State Park
Where: 99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Cedar Creek Park
Where: 3340 Merrick Road, Seaford, NY 11783
Christopher Morley Park
Where: Searingtown Road, Roslyn, NY 11576
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
Herman Griem Park
Where: Brown Boulevard and Landscape Drive Wheatley Heights, NY 11798
Newbridge Road Park
Where: 2600 Newbridge Rd., Bellmore, NY 11710
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
“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.
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
Where: 10 Broadway Ave., Sayville, NY 11782
St. George Golf Course
Where: 134 Lower Sheep Pasture Road, Setauket, NY 11733
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