Saturday, January 23, 2016

Places to Sled in NJ

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Atlantic County

  • “Our favorite is the EHT Nature Reserve [in Galloway].” 

Bergen County

  • “Van Saun County Park in Paramus has really great hills.” – Susan A.
  • TJ Hill in Fair Lawn, between HB Milnes Elementary and Thomas Jefferson Middle School on Morlot Ave.  What’s cool about this hill is that there’s 2!  So, you go down the first and there’s a bit of a flat spot and then theres the next. If you have enough speed you can really fly!” – Regina P.
  • Bear Mountain, Palisades Parkway, Fort Lee
  • Froggy Park, Tenafly
  • Junior Senior High School, Ridgefield Park
  • Ramsey High School. Ramsey
  • Atkins Glen Park, Park Ridge

Burlington County

  • Millcreek Park, Willingboro
  • “Hands down Laurel Acres Park in Mount Laurel.” – Michele C.
  • Golden Pheasant Country Club, Lumberton

Essex County

  • “Riker Hill Art Park in Livingston” – Laura M. Riker Hill art park in Livingston
  • “My husband raves about sledding at Flood’s Hill in South Orange when he was growing up. He can’t wait to take our daughter this year.” – Carrie L.
  • Mountainside Park, Montclair

Hudson County

  • ‘Double Hill’ in Hudson County Park, Bayonne
  • “Bunny Hill in Kearny by the AppleBees. [I] Grew up sledding there and now take my kids. [It’s a] Pretty big hill!” – Renee L.
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Hunterdon County

  • “Nash Park in Clifton, right across from the BEST hotdogs all the way: HOT GRILL!!” – Lisa I.
  • Hoffman Park, Union Township
  • Round Valley Reservoir, Clinton

Mercer County

  • Veterans Park, Hamilton
  • Banchoff Park, Ewing

Middlesex County

  • Thompson Park, Jamesburg
  • East Brunswick High School
  • “Plainfield West Nine in Plainfield.” – Janice S.
  • Buccleuch Park, New Brunswick

Morris County

  • “The Mountain Way School, in Morris Plains, has a majorly steep hill. The ultimate for sledding. That’s where we used to go all the time.” 
  • Villa Walsh Academy, Morristown
  • Chubb Park, Chester
  • Tourne Park, Boonton
  • Lewis Morris County Park, Morris Township
  • Schooley’s Mountain Park, Washington Township
  • Hopatcong State Park, Landing 

Monmouth County

  • “My family loves the giant hill at Holmdel Park.  We’ve been going there since my now 6 year old was 2!” –
  • “For little ones Tower Hill in Red Bank. Otherwise Holmdel Park.” 
  • “‘Cemetery Hill’ which is behind Aldi on Rt 36 in West Long Branch.” .
  • Howell Library, Howell
  • Cheesequake Park, Matawan
  • “Monmouth battlefield park in Manalapan has a nice hill that is popular for sledding.” – Melissa M.
  • Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan

Ocean County

  • Ocean County Park, Lakewood

Passaic County

  • Goffle Brook Park, Hawthorne
  • Garrett Mountain Reservation, Paterson
  • Zelenka Park, Clifton
  • Eastside Park, Paterson
  • William Paterson University, Paterson
  • Bubbling Springs Park, West Milford

Sussex County

  • The Hill at Sussex County Community College, Newton – Diana E.

Union County

  • Echo Lake Park, Mountainside
  • Galloping Hill Golf Course, Kenilworth
  • Briant Park, Summit

Warren County

  • Allamuchy Mountain State Park, Hackettstown

, @sbichao 3:26 p.m. EST January 22, 2016
Central Jersey has no shortage of hills and wide-open spaces.While some counties and municipalities shy away from encouraging sledding in their parks — fearing liability from injuries — there are still plenty of locations where the winter activity is officially sanctioned.
In the Union County parks system, officials allow sledding at Briant Park in Summit; the Summer Arts Hill near Springfield Avenue at Echo Lake Park in Westfield; Lenape Park in Cranford; the detention basin area of Meisel Park in Springfield; and Unami Park in Garwood.
The county also allows cross-country skiing at Ash Brook Golf Course in Scotch Plains, Oak Ridge Golf Course in Clark and Watchung Reservation in Mountainside.
In Middlesex County, sledding is allowed at Donaldson Park on South 2nd Street in Highland Park and Thompson Park on Forsgate Drive in Monroe.
New Brunswick allows sledding on the hill at Buccleuch Park.
The hill behind East Brunswick High School also is a popular spot.
South Brunswick allows sledding in its parks but says people “sled at their own risk.”
The township website says sledding is permitted only during daylight hours and that children should wear helmets, avoid scarves (which are a strangulation hazard) and use sleds that can be steered.
The website says a good sledding spot in South Brunswick is at Woodlot Park, off New Road, to the left of the baseball fields.
While Somerset County’s park system does not officially allow sledding in any of its parks, some municipalities allow sledding on local land, such as Watchung Lake Park and the Warren Township Municipal Building.
The website also lists Duke Island Park and Hillside School in Bridgewater, Greenwood Meadows Park and Mt. Horeb School in Warren, and Village School in Montgomery as sledding places popular with locals.