Take This Buffalo Tube Ride For An Epic Winter Adventure
The calendars still may not say we’ve hit
winter in Buffalo until late December, but if you take a look outside your window here in the Queen City and surrounding areas in Western New York, you’ll find that winter has clearly arrived. The region is notorious for heavy snowfall even very early in the season and it can be a little discouraging how quickly the weather goes from temperate to isolating. But never fear! Here in Buffalo we’ve got several surefire ways to combat the cold weather woes. From the frigid drop in temperatures to all of the snow we’ve already begun to receive, it’s time to grab your favorite tube and start making the most of this season! When it comes to snow tubing near Buffalo, this is the place to be.
Only minutes outside of the heart of Buffalo, Chestnut Ridge Park has officially begun to turn into a winter wonderland. We've seen more and more snow and our favorite parks gearing up for this thrilling season.
While we love to stroll through these green spaces during the nice weather, there's something magical about parks during the colder months when snow is thick on the ground and everything is quiet.
Quiet that is until people start flying down hills on tubes, having the absolute time of their lives.
Generally speaking, you might be used to enjoying other activities in this park, like hiking to one of our most epic waterfalls or going for a ride down the historic toboggan chutes.
Don't worry though Buffalonians! If you don't have your own toboggan, there's still
plenty of ways to have fun here.
Grab a sled from home, any will do although we find the large cushiony tubes makes for the best rides, and head to the hill.
On the other side of Chestnut Ridge's famous hill, you'll find the never-ending sight of fresh powdered snow for you to fly across with your favorite tube.
Everyone's got a different technique, some people like to take a running start, others like a good push to get the momentum going, and some people prefer to start off softly, dipping off the edge of the hill and gaining speed along the way.
All Buffalonians need to do is bundle up and head on over to Chestnut Ridge Park to enjoy winter's sweetest and most fun gift.
After a long day of tubing on this epic hill, you can head inside the Commissioner's Cabin to grab some hot drinks and snacks or even get cozy by the fireplace that will help warm you up.
If you're planning an all day sledding affair, come in to the Cabin for a midday break and then head back out to the hill refreshed and renewed.
Open every day of the week as long as the weather permits, the next time you find yourself bored and surrounded by snow, remember to go have some fun at Chestnut Ridge Park. It brings back the magic of winter and the fun side of what can feel like a long and oppressive season.
Bonus? From the top of the hill, you'll have an amazing view of Buffalo's skyline that you won't be able to get enough of. It's Instagram gold. The sledding hill at Chestnut Ridge Park is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is located at 6121 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Orchard Park, NY 14127. To find out more information, visit the
Chestnut Ridge Park website
Do you prefer to go tubing or tobogganing at Chestnut Ridge Park? For other ways to enjoy the snow around the Queen City this season, check out this article:
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In addition to the classic Chestnut Ridge Park experience, check out these other tubing spots, you can event rent tubes at some of them.
Delaware Park/Shakespeare Hill
Amherst Middle School
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Akron Falls Park
Ellicott Creek Park
Como Lake Park
Elma Meadows Golf Course and Park
Reservoir State Park
Beaver Island State Park
Bond Lake Park
Holiday Valley Tubing