Best places to sled in Western New York


Snow is forecast for this weekend and for pretty much the next two weeks, which means your kids will want to get out and enjoy the snow.

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The best part about living in Western New York is that there’s no shortage of places to enjoy winter. From skiing to snowboarding to hiking, if you want to get outside this winter, you can.

If you’re looking for some family fun, a day of sledding is always fond memories. Discover some of the best places to sled in Western New York.

Akron Falls Park, 44 Parkview Drive, Akron, (716) 858-8355

In addition to beautiful scenery, Akron Falls Park offers areas for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and ice skating. For more information about the park, see Akron Falls Park

Beaver Island State Park, 2136 West Oakfield Rd., Grand Island, (716) 773-3271

Open from dawn to dusk, Beaver Island State Park offers sliding areas and trails for snowmobiling and snowshoeing.

Chestnut Ridge Park Sledding Hill, 6121 ch. Chestnut Ridge, Orchard Park, (716) 662-3290

Chestnut Ridge Park is arguably one of the best sledding spots in the area. This is the perfect place for sledding, sledding, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking and snowmobiling all winter long! Check Chestnut Ridge Park

Lake Como Park, 2220 Como Park Blvd., Lancaster, (716) 858-8355

Lake Como Park offers toboggan runs, two ice rinks and cross-country ski trails.

Delaware Park, Meadow Drive, Buffalo, (716) 838-1249

Delaware Park in Buffalo offers sledding for kids of all ages. Shakespeare Hill is popular because it’s not a huge hill, so it’s easy for everyone to get up and down.


Ellicott Creek Park, Niagara Falls Boulevard and Ellicott Creek Road, North Tonawanda, (716) 858-8355

Ellicott Creek Park in North Tonawanda has a toboggan hill, places for cross-country skiing and accessible facilities.

Elma Meadows Golf Course and Park, 1711 Girdle Road, Elma, (716) 652-5475

Elma Meadows not only offers an impressive golf course for the summer, but also excellent hills for sledding, sledding, snowboarding and tubing, and groomed cross-country ski trails for sports enthusiasts of winter! Learn more about the Elma Meadows Golf Course and Park Page

Fort Niagara State Park, Scott Avenue, Youngstown, (716) 745-7273

Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in winter, Fort Niagara State Park has places to go sledding as well as snowshoe and cross-country ski trails.

Genesee County Park and Forest, 11095 Bethany Center Rd., East Bethany

Genesee County Park and Forest includes two toboggan runs for sledding and trails for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Gunther’s Hill, Woodlawn Avenue, Hamburg

Woodlawn Avenue goes straight down to 18 Mile Creek. Gunther’s Hill offers sledding for all ages.

Vacation Valley, Ellicottville, (716) 699-2345

Holiday Valley is the place to go for the ultimate tubing experience. The Holiday Valley website provides more information on group rates, what to wear and expect, and directions.

Reservoir State Park, Lewiston, (716) 297-4484 Reservoir State Park is located near the 190 to the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge. You can toboggan down the retaining wall surrounding the reservoir of the hydroelectric plant.

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