Hit the hills all winter long — we’ve rounded up our go-to hills and parks.
‘Tis the season to hit the hills. As you’re exploring the Westchester suburbs, grab a sled and enjoy the ride at some of these favorite sledding spots.
#1. Saxon Woods Golf Course (Scarsdale)
Saxon Woods Golf Course is the best sledding spot in Scarsdale. Once the course closes for the season, it’s open for locals to use on snowy days. This green space is also a favorite for cross country skiers and, in the warmer months, swimmers, hikers, and picnickers.
#2. Croton Gorge Park (Cortlandt)
The 97-acre Croton Gorge Park is a beloved spot for all kinds of outdoor activities. If you settle in Cortlandt or neighboring towns, you’ll no doubt find yourself here for family hikes and picnics — and (bonus!) even your four-legged friends are welcome throughout the park.
And when it snows? Grab your sled and go. There are several spots to hit the hills making it an ideal go-to for families with toddler through teens.
#3. Davenport Park (New Rochelle)
Davenport Park is a popular sledding that draws families from New Rochelle and beyond. The hills aren’t too steep either, making this a great spot for younger sledders. Another perk? While kids are sledding you’ll be able to take in the incredible views of Long Island Sound — and in the spring and summer this is a perfect spot to take a stroll.
#4. Flint Park (Larchmont)
Flint Park is the largest green space in Larchmont, and a hotspot no matter the season. From July 4th fireworks to summer day camps to holiday festivities, there’s always something happening at Flint Park.When it snows, families from Larchmont, Mamaroneck, and beyond head to the Flint Park hills to build snowmen, sled, and cross-country ski. Looking for a place to warm up post-sledding? Stop by nearby Stanz Cafe after to refresh with a dark hot chocolate, chai tea or cookie butter latte.
#5. Zinsser Park (Hastings on Hudson)
If your kids are ready for a serious thrill, bring them to Zinsser Park. The hill across from the baseball field is perfect for bigger kids who want to fly down snowy slopes.
And if all that sledding made you work up an appetite? Head downtown for some sushi at Sakura Garden or pick up sweet treats at By the Way Bakery, which sells homemade cakes, cookies and challah.
#6. Pound Ridge Town Park (Pound Ridge)
All year long, Pound Ridge Town Park draws local families looking for outdoor fun. In spring, summer, and fall families come to this popular park to grill or hit the tennis courts, sports fields, and basketball courts — or just to stroll the grounds and take in the sights.
During the winter it’s a great spot for family-friendly sledding. And local teams even use the park for ice hockey when it’s really chilly.
#7. Sleepy Hollow High School (Tarrytown)
Tarrytown locals know the best sledding spot in town is the hill at Sleepy Hollow High School. This hill isn’t too steep and offers plenty of space to spread out and enjoy.Turn the sledding trip into a longer outing by visiting one of the coffee shops in town. Just a few minutes away you’ll find Coffee Labs Roasters and Muddy Water, which are both great options for hot chocolate or espresso drinks after the cold-weather fun.
#8. Leonard Park (Mount Kisco)
Leonard Park offers year-round fun. Here you’ll find multiple swimming pools, a playground and walking trails.
After a big snowfall, this park turns into a winter wonderland. Residents grab their sleds and snow tubes and trek to the top of the park’s big hill. Both kids and adults love racing down this wide slope on snowy days.
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