The Best Snow Sledding Hills In New Jersey

NJ Snow Sledding Hills

Winter in New Jersey is a great time of the year for snow sledding and for kids to enjoy the snow.
Sledding is fun, healthy, a great kids exercise, and it's also inexpensive to do.

New jersey has a large variety of gentle rolling hills that make it ideal for families with young kids looking for snow sledding. They feature sledding areas with facility amenities such as parking, rest rooms, and other features can be found at state and county parks, and golf courses.



Popular Sleds or Sledding Devices for Kids

Saucers:
They are very inexpensive, lightweight, and easy to use. They they offer little or no steering control, though because they are lightweight, are easy to carry uphill.

Toboggans:
They come in a variety of types and different costs, from the basic toboggan to the more expensive models with steering wheels. They are sleds without runners, and come in either wood or plastic models.

Classic Sleds:
These the traditional sleds like the Flexible Flyer with runners and front end steering.

Inflatable Snow Sleds and Tubes:
With a protective blanket of air, they offer a more comfortable and smoother ride. The drawback is that control of steering and speed is more difficult and can be more prone to injuries.

Tips For Safe Sledding

In recent years, some NJ Parks have shut down their sledding slopes as a result of serious injuries and lawsuits. Some of these parks have had injuries caused by teens looking to have a "scary" downhill experience. To ensure your child has a safe and fun sledding experience, follow these recommendations:

  • Purchase a sled with some steering control.
  • Have your child wear protective clothing including a bicycle helmet and protective pads, and gloves. Though helmets are not required in New Jersey for sledding, it's a good safe practice for children to wear helmets.
  • Closely supervise children. Be alert to other sledders. Proceed down the hill when there are no faster, more aggressive sledders right behind your child. Unsupervised children and teens are more likely to try dangerous stunts that can cause injury to themselves and others.
  • Where available, sledding hills have been provided with telephone numbers. It is suggested that you call ahead to verify snow conditions, facilities, access permission, and other important information.
  • Note: New Jersey Leisure is not responsible for trespassing and/or injury from locations listed below. Please check out with the facility for restrictions or limitations before entering, and proceed at your own risk.

Northern NJ Snow Sledding Hills

Allamuchy Mountain State Park
800 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ
908-852-3790
Website
A 7,000 acre designated natural area, they are open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Atkins Glen Park
(The Sand Pit)
Freemount Avenue (Entrance from Wortendyke Road to Glendale Road)
Park Ridge, NJ
201-573-1800
Website

Chubb Park
Route 24
Chester, NJ
(908) 879-5100
Website

Citizens Park
N. Monroe Ave
Ridgewood, NJ
(201) 592-8118
Website
The slopes have two levels that can be fun for both beginning children and the more adventurous older kids.

Duke Island Park
Old York Road
Bridgewater, NJ
908-722-7779
Website
A gentle slope that runs from near Old York Road down into the park.

Echo Lake Park
Summer Arts Hill
1165 Globe Avenue
Mountainside/Westfield, NJ
908-527-4000
Website
Parking is available close by. From the road, walk up the hill, sledding is safe and slopes gently away from the road.

Flood's Hill
North Ridgewood Road, near Mead Street/Highland Road
Parking along South Ridgewood Road.
South Orange, NJ
973-378-7754
Located adjacent to Meadowland Park and The Baird Community Center, it's one of the most popular sledding areas in NJ.
Can be a bit scary for small kids, especially when icy. The hill can very crowded. Less crowded around lunch time or early evening.

Hopatcong State Park
Lakeside Boulevard
Landing, NJ
973-398-7010
Website

Lewis Morris County Park
270 Mendham Road
Morristown, NJ
973-267-4351
Website

Ringwood State Park
1304 Sloatsburg Road
Ringwood, NJ
(973) 962-7031
Sledding is permitted on two hills in the Ringwood Manor section.
Website

Round Valley Recreation Area
Rt. 22E
Annandale, NJ
908-236-6355
Website

Samuel Nelkin County Park
Rose Street,
Wallington, NJ
(973) 778-6184
Website

Schooley's Mountain Park
91 East Springtown Road
Washington Township
Website

South Mountain Reservation
Brookside Dr.
West Orange/Millburn, NJ
973-857-8530
Website
This is a big park with a lot of hills to sled. The hill along Brookside Drive is very popular. Parking is available on Brookside Drive.

Sussex County Community College
One College Hill Road
Newton, NJ

Tuccamirigan Park
Bonnell Street across from St. Magdalen’s.
Flemington, NJ
908 782-9493
Website
The sledding hill is located off of Bonnell Street

Tourne County Park
1 Old Denville Road
Boonton, NJ
(973)326-7631
Website
A portion of the park road is closed on snowy days and designates it an official sledding hill.

Van Saun County Park
216 Forest Avenue
River Edge, NJ
201-261-7312
Website

Vorhees State Park
251 County Road
Glenn Gardner, NJ
(908) 638-8572
Website


Central NJ Snow Sledding Hills

Belle Mountain
Valley Rd. of Rt. 29 south of Lambertville
Lambertville, NJ
Website
This hill actually used to operate as a small ski resort

Cemetery Hill

108 Monmouth Rd
Behind Aldi on Rt. 36
West Long Branch, NJ
Park in the Aldi lot and climb up the hill right in back of the store.

Cheesequake State Park
300 Gordon Road
Matawan, NJ
732-566-2161
Website

Sledding is permitted on the hill adjacent to the Hooks Creek Lake parking area.

Donaldson Park
Second Avenue
Highland Park
Website

The sledding hill is at the end of South 2nd Avenue.

Hoffman Park
26 Baptist Cuurch Road
Hampton
Union Township
908-782-1158
Website

Open from 9 a.m. to sundown, pending clearing of roadways

Holmdel Park
44 Longstreet Road
Holmdel, NJ
732-946-9562
Website
One of the best places for kids snow sledding in Monmouth County and the Jersey Shore. The park is open for sledding when there is two or more inches of snow on the ground. Park hours are from 8am-7pm, Sunday through Thursday, and from 8am-9pm Friday and Saturday.

Monmouth Battlefield State Park
16 Business Route 33
Manalapan, NJ
732-462-9616
Website
Open daily from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Bath rooms are inside the visitor center

Thompson Park
Forsgate Drive
Jamesburg
Monroe Township
(732) 745-3995
Website
Has a very long run down a gentle slope.  The sled hill is on the former ski hill near the Grove 4 picnic area.

Southern NJ Snow Sledding Hills

Chestnut Branch Park
Main St. & Center St.
Mantua Township, NJ
856-415-9999
Website
Rest rooms are located in the building near the pavilion.

Fort Mott State Park
454 Fort Mott Road
Pennsville, NJ
856-935-3218
Website

St. Patrick's Elementary School
211 Cooper Street
Woodbury, NJ
Not crowded with plenty of parking available.

Bunker Hill Road
GPS: N 39° 52.860 W 074° 59.302 18S E 500994 N 4414549
Woodcrest
Cherry Hill, NJ
Parking is available in front of the entrance.
A gentle hill, great for kids under 13 years of age. The sledding area is in a basin and can be accessed anywhere around the "bowl".

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