Say it ain't snow! But it is! And you don't even have to leave Long Island to find optimal sledding spots. We've rounded up a few places where you can hit the powder for FREE. Safety first though, so be sure to check your surroundings for sticks/rocks/etc., wear a helmet and proper snow gear to keep warm. Bring your own equipment and be ready for some fun!
Don't forget to check out our January GoList and Event Calendar for more ideas on how to keep your entire family entertained, whether the weather outside is frightful—or delightful. There's also plenty of seasonal fun in our Long Island Winter Fun Guide, from skiing to hot chocolate spots to FREE events all winter!
Christopher Morley Park – Roslyn
Flower Hill Park - Manhasset
Stonytown Road and Port Washington Blvd.
Bethpage State Park - Old Bethpage
Eisenhower Park - East Meadow
Grant Park - Hewlett
Bowling and Sheridan Ave.
Malverne High School field - Malverne
Corner of Lakeview and Ocean Ave
Cedar Creek Park - Seaford
Newbridge Road Park – Bellmore
Belmont Lake State Park - North Babylon
Southern State Parkway Exit 38, North Babylon
Heckscher Park - Huntington
Hoyt Farm Town Park - Commack
200 New Highway
Wicks Park - Commack
Wicks Road & Larkfield Road
St. George Golf Course - Setauket
134 Lower Sheep Pasture Road
The Grange - Sayville
10 Broadway Ave.
Bald Hill - Farmingville
North Ocean Avenue
Note: This is one of the highest areas of elevation on Long Island.
Additionally, you can ask other parents, places that sell sleds or look for people pulling children on them. For more information about parks in your area, please call your Town Hall office. Please note that most state parks have free parking and only open when weather permits. Most have accumulation rules, so please call in advance before you bundle up the kids and head over.
Originally posted on January 10, 2013 and updated in January 2017