When it comes to winter fun, nothing beats gliding down a hill of freshly fallen snow. Sledding is a family-friendly activity that can easily be adapted to your kids’ ages: make a short visit to a gentle slope for younger children, or stay for the day at a steep hill for older thrill-seekers.
If you’re looking for a sledding spot, check out the following hills recommended by park systems throughout the greater Cleveland/Akron area.
Cleveland Metroparks — clevelandmetroparks.com
Big Creek Reservation, Engle Road sled riding hill and Memphis sledding hill, 5247-5225 Big Creek Pkwy., Parma
Brecksville Reservation, sledding area at Sleepy Hollow, Chippewa Creek Drive, Brecksville
Euclid Creek Reservation, sledding area at Kelly picnic area, Metro Park Drive, Euclid
Hinckley Reservation, coasting hill, East Drive, Hinckley
Huntington Reservation, Porter Creek sledding hill, 28492-28648 Lake Road, Bay Village
Mill Stream Run Reservation, sledding and tobogganing chutes, Valley Parkway, Strongsville
North Chagrin Reservation, sledding area at Old River Farm picnic area, Sunset Lane, Cleveland
Rocky River Reservation, Berrett sledding hill and Big Met Golf Course, Shepard Lane, North Olmsted
South Chagrin Reservation, Chagrin River Road sledding hill and Hawthorn Ridge sledding hill, Hawthorn Parkway, Bentleyville
Geauga Park District — geaugaparkdistrict.org
Beartown Lakes Reservation, 18870 Quinn Road, Auburn & Bainbridge twps.
Orchard Hills Park, 11340 Caves Road, Chester Twp.
Lake Metroparks — lakemetroparks.com
Chagrin River Park, Riverwood trail, 3100 Reeves Road, Willoughby
Chapin Forest Reservation, 10381 Hobart Road, Kirtland
Hidden Valley Park, 6500 River Road, Madison Twp.
Riverview Park, 4895 Bailey Road, Madison Twp.
Lorain County Metro Parks — loraincountymetroparks.com
Cascade Park, 387 Furnace St., Elyria
Vermilion River Reservation, 51211 N. Ridge Road, Vermilion
Medina County Park District — medinacountyparks.com
Allardale, 401 Remsen Road, Medina
Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park, 4985 Windfall Road, Medina
Green Leaf Park, 1674 S. Medina Line Road, Sharon Center
Hubbard Valley Park, 8600 Hubbard Valley Road, Seville
Portage Park District — portageparkdistrict.org
Towner’s Woods Park, 2264 Ravenna Road, Kent
Stark Parks — starkparks.com
Summit Metro Parks — summitmetroparks.org
Cascade Valley Metro Park, Oxbow Area, 1061 Cuyahoga St., Akron
Firestone Metro Park, Tuscarawas Meadows Area, 2620 Harrington Road, Akron. Sledding also at Warner Road Area, 200 E. Warner Road, Akron
Furnace Run Metro Park, Brushwood Area, 4955 Townsend Road, Richfield
Goodyear Heights Metro Park, main entrance, 2077 Newton St., Akron
Munroe Falls Metro Park, lake area, 521 S. River Road, Munroe Falls
Sand Run Metro Park, North Hawkins Area, 800 N. Hawkins Ave., Akron