You might shiver at the thought of a snowstorm, but kids love them! That’s because when it snows, it’s time to dig out the sled and hit the hills! Turn a snow day into a fun day with our picks for optimum sledding in Staten Island. Whether you child is a beginner on the snow or a seasoned snow bunny, there are sledding hills on Staten Island that kids of all sledding experience levels will love. So bundle up and head to one of these sledding hills in the borough. When sledding time is over, grab a cup of hot cocoa at a cafe near you. Can’t get enough of snow fun? Check out our list of nearby snow tubing destinations to keep the winter fun going all season long.
Sledding in Staten Island
20 Kenny Rd., off of Hylan Boulevard
Mount Loretto is a nature lover’s paradise. Located on the South Shore, the natural area is home to more than 200 acres of forest, grasslands, wetlands and coastal shoreline. It also has lots of open, sprawling land that makes it a favorite locale for sledding in Staten Island after a snowstorm!
1001 Richmond Hill Rd.
Centrally located in New Springville, LaTourette is famous for its huge hill that’s perfect for sledding. The park, which is part of the Staten Island Greenbelt, has arguably been the most popular location for sledding on Staten Island for generations. Adults often share stories of sledding at the park with their own kids and grandkids who are just now discovering the park. Other amenities at LaTourette that can be enjoyed year round include baseball fields, hiking trails and more.
298 Satterlee St.
Located at the southernmost point of New York State, Conference House Park has hills that aren’t too steep, so it’s a great place to introduce toddlers to sledding. Families can also enjoy scenic views of Raritan Bay and even see New Jersey across the water. The park is home to the Conference House, a grand stone manor house built in 1680 and named for the unsuccessful Revolutionary War peace conference that was held there on Sept. 11, 1776.
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Forest Avenue, Victory Boulevard bet. Clove Road and Brookside Avenue, Royal Oak Road
Clove Lakes, located on the North Shore, is Staten Island’s flagship park. It offers family-friendly activities and amenities all year long, such as hiking trails, basketball courts, baseball fields, soccer fields, paddleboating, playgrounds, ice skating and…great opportunities for sledding! This sprawling park has lots of hilly areas where kids get to sled and have a great time on a snow day.
Victory Boulevard, Clove Road, Forest Avenue
The 209-acre Silver Lake Park is another one of Staten Island’s beautiful parks. Some of the hills here aren’t too steep, providing excellent sledding opportunities for kids of all ages and sledding experience. The park also has baseball fields, basketball courts, playgrounds, dog-friendly areas and more.
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