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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Sussex County Community College
One College Hill Road
Bonnell Street across from St. Magdalen’s.
The sledding hill is located off of Bonnell Street
Tourne County Park
1 Old Denville Road
Winter activities include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and sledding. A portion of the park road may be closed on snowy days and designates it an official sledding hill.
Van Saun County Park
216 Forest Avenue
River Edge, NJ
Winter activities are limited to snow sledding.
Vorhees State Park
251 County Road
Glenn Gardner, NJ
Winter activities include snow sledding and cross-country skiing
City Park Drive
Millville, NJ 08332