Great Places to go Sledding in the Capital District
We have terrific sledding in Albany and the surrounding areas!
Upstate New Yorkers love winter. We are the MASTERS of winter. And therefore, we get ourselves and our kids out and about as often as possible... weather doesn't stop us! So here we have suggestions for readers' best sledding in our area.
- Off of O’Neil Rd in Albany- Lovely rolling hills without too many obstacles.
- Not too far from the DMV in downtown Albany. Easy to get to and to park. This is the City of Albany's classic sledding hill.
Forts Ferry Elementary School, Latham
- Forts Ferry Rd There are some really great hills in the back of the school.
Sand Creek Middle School, Colonie
- Fairly good sledding.
Washington Park, Albany
- The best hills are over by the amphitheater.
- There are some great hills in the bowl behind the school.
Normanside Country Club, Delmar
- On Rte 146 In the past, the park was open to residents only. This may not apply for winter sledding- give it a try.
- The Town of Bethlehem's largest park. Lots of great sledding for any age. Nice, wide, safe hills.
- Pretty good sledding for most. The hill can sometimes be closed if it gets too icy.
- Lavin Ct and Park Blvd. - On the golf course - Definitely one of the most popular sledding spots in the Capital District!
- Off of Elliot Rd near the Pavillion. Really enjoyable.
Belltop Elementary School, East Greenbush
- This is a nice long sloping hill. Stay to the left of the playground though.
- A great hill for the younger set when the snow is new and deep, but be ready for a fast, slick ride after it’s been packed down a bit
- On River Rd near the intersection with Rosendale. Has a nice hill for younger kids.
- Adjacent to the transfer station on River Rd. Some really nice rolling hills for just about anyone.
- Great for little kids. Quick walking distance to the library AND for Dunkin Donuts (bathrooms, snacks). When the lake is frozen, you can ice skate, too!
- Access off of Route 7, take a right onto Golf Rd. Park on the side of the road somewhere or near the clubhouse.. The 5th hole seems to be the local sledders favorite.
- Take a left and go behind the school.
- Droms Rd. Glenville's largest town park- This is a wonderful area to bring the kids. It boasts the perfect sledding hill and lots of wide open spaces to snowshoe or cross country ski.
Clifton Park, Saratoga, & Points North
-The corner of Northline Rd and Rowland Street. A very safe hill, so even the younger ones will love it.
The Big Dipper/ Dead Man's Hill, Milton
- Off Rowland St. This is an intense ride (as the name implies).
- A kid- and mom-friendly area with a variety of slopes and rolling hills. The most exciting hill is at the 17th hole.
- Off 67- Great hill right behind the school.
- Take Wood Rd off of 67. Drive around the back of the school. The hill is a steep yet obstacle free. Safe for everyone.
- The South 4th hole seems to be the favorite. Off Reynolds Rd. (197).
- Off Kinns Rd. Provides a variety of inclines: steep and fast or gradual and long. Dogs are welcome, too.
- Vischers Ferry Rd. The younger ones will like these gentle slopes.
Huntwood Pocket Park, Clifton Park
- Huntwood Dr. A small neighborhood park with a couple of nice hills to slide down.
- In the Saratoga National Historical Park. Some of the most exciting hills in the area. The hills on the Hudson River side of the park are the steepest, most intense of the bunch. There are bathrooms! Warm bathrooms! Okay, that’s reason enough to make the drive.
Comments and suggestions are welcome! Contact Albany editor Katie Beltramo at firstname.lastname@example.org