It’s winter in New Jersey! There’s no better place to live when the temperature dips and the snowflakes start falling. This time of year, kids can’t wait for a big snowstorm so they can head out for a day of sledding. With so many rolling hills and open spaces in the Garden State, chances are you can find some great sledding hills just minutes from your home.
We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite destinations across the state. So next time the snow falls, bundle up the kids and head outside for some wintery family fun!
Northern New Jersey
Chubb Park, Chester
Chubb Park features a designated sledding hill. The park is also home to an ice skating pond for even more winter fun.
Froggy Park, Tenafly
This small, neighborhood park is a great sledding destination and a perfect spot for families with younger children.
Liberty State Park, Jersey City
Take in the Manhattan skyline while you whoosh down the hills at Liberty State Park in downtown Jersey City.
Mosquito Park, Jersey City
Known for its hilly terrain and stunning views of the Pulaski Skyway, Mosquito Park is the perfect location for sledding enthusiasts.
Round Valley State Park, Lebanon
The main hill at Round Valley State Park is on the right after you pass through the entry gate.
Steven R. Gregg Park, Bayonne
Offering fantastic waterfront views, Steven R. Gregg Park features several great hills for sledding.
Tourne County Park, Boonton
Tourne County Park’s designated sledding hill isn’t too steep, making it a great option for children of all ages.
Van Saun County Park, Paramus
Van Saun Park is home to several great hills. For even more winter fun, an ice skating rink is open to the public during the winter months.
Central New Jersey
Buccleuch Park, New Brunswick
The sledding hill is located on the North side of the park, close to the high-rise building. Ice skating is offered during winter months too.
Cheesequake State Park, Matawan
Sledding is permitted on the hill adjacent to the Hooks Creek Lake parking area. The hill’s gentle slope and barricades make it a perfect choice for a day of sledding.
Duke Island Park, Bridgewater
Kids of all ages enjoy the park’s gentle sledding hill that runs from near Old York Road into the park.
Echo Lake Park, Mountainside
Head to the “Summer Arts” concert area of Echo Lake Park for some great sledding hills. An added bonus: there are bathrooms nearby.
Holmdel Park, Holmdel
If sledding conditions are ideal, the park extends its hours from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm on the weekdays and 8:00 am to 9:00 pm on weekends.
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan
This historic park’s long sledding hill is located just behind the Visitor Center. A fun spot for kids of all ages!
Thompson Park, Jamesburg
When the snow starts falling, kids flock to this beautiful park for its long and enjoyable sledding hill.
Woodlot Park, South Brunswick
Woodlot Park’s sledding hill is located to the left of the baseball fields. Keep in mind: this fun hill can get crowded on the weekends.
Southern New Jersey
Chestnut Branch Park, Mantua
The sledding hill at Chestnut Branch Park, boasting two fun drops, is the perfect place to spend a few hours on a snowy day.
Fort Mott State Park, Pennsville
Folks come from miles around to try out Fort Mott Hill on snowy days. This steep sledding hill is perfect for thrill seekers.
Holly Hills Nature Preserve, Alloway
A former golf course, the Holly Hills Nature Preserve has plenty of hills that are perfect for sledding. Lucky visitors may even catch a glimpse of the local wildlife, including bald eagles.
Laurel Acres Park, Mt. Laurel
Laurel Acres Park features a designated sledding hill, with plenty of nearby parking. The hill is neither too long or too steep, making it perfect for little legs to climb over and over again.
Memorial Park, Cinnaminson
Memorial Hill, which is located within Memorial Park, is a popular sledding destination among local families.
Waltman Park, Millville
This well-known sledding destination features a couple of small sledding hills, perfect for kids new to sledding.
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