Now that the winter season is here you are probably wondering where to take the kids to go sledding. Sledding can be one of the best activities on a snowy day for the entire family. Even though most people don't even think about it, sledding can be a great workout. What a great way to stay fit and have fun during the cold months!
Communications Bureau, City of Rochester
Winter Fun Sledding
So now the question is where to take the kids sledding? Lucky for you, Rochester has a lot to offer your family. According to MonroeCounty.gov, there are many parks that have officially designated safe sledding areas. Remember to dress warm and enjoy these winter wonderlands. Grab your sleds and have fun!
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- Sledding is legal in the Monroe County Parks, but only on designated hills in Black Creek, Ellison, Mendon Ponds, Northampton, Powder Mills, and Webster Parks. Sledding is done at your own risk.
- Sledding is not permitted in any other place in any other Monroe County Park.
- Lodges for rent nearby the sledding areas include Woodside Lodge at Black Creek Park; Cavalry House, East and West Lodges at Mendon Ponds Park; North and South Lodges at Powder Mills Park; and Parkview Lodge at Webster Park.
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Ellison Park offers two designated sledding hills, and an ice skating rink. The sledding hills are located off Landing Road by the Disc Golf Course. The ice skating rink is located in the large parking lot off Blossom Road. There are no skate rentals; you must bring your own.
There are two designated sledding hills located across from the Cavalry House Lodge on Douglas Road, and next to the East and West Lodges on Canfield Road. Many trails are groomed throughout the winter, which accommodate the more than 20 miles of marked cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails.
At North Hampton Park the designated sledding hill is located across the street from the Ski Lodge on Hubble Road. The park also features a ski hill with a rope tow, which is located on Hubble Road. Swain Ski Center runs the learn-to-ski program for the Monroe County Parks Department.
7141 Frisbee Hill Road, Hilton, New York 14468
Frisbee Hill Park is a small park near Braddock's Bay. Its features include a large playground and 140 acres of woodland - plus a designated sledding hill. The park is owned and maintained by the town of Greece.
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