Pittsburgh January 18, 2018
7 Epic Sledding Hills Around Pittsburgh That Will Make Your Winter Unforgettable
Walk outside in Pittsburgh lately and most days you’ll feel like you’re in a snow globe. Winter has finally taken hold here in the Burgh. That means school and business delays and closings. Leaving extra early to go where you need to go and…all the fun stuff! Ice skating, cross country skiing, and sledding are among the popular winter activities. Here are seven epic sledding hills around Pittsburgh that will make your winter unforgettable.
1. Dormont Park – 1801 Dormont Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Calling all daredevils! Dormont is
the place for you. It features two hills. Spend the day flying down the hill that promises thrills and chills. Or, if you prefer something a little, well, milder, start with the smaller, kid-friendly hill.
2. Highland Park – Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Spend a whirlwind day zipping down the Seven Bumps hill on Lake Drive in Highland Park. The epic hill is only one of many that you'll find scattered throughout Highland Park.
3. Flagstaff Hill at Schenley Park – Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Next time it snows, make your way to Flagstaff Hill at Schenley Park, just next to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The winter wonderland offers plenty of fun activities - ice skating, good old fashioned snowball fights, and, of course, sledding.
4. Mellon Park – 1047 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Get ready for plenty of breathtaking moments at Mellon Park. The sledding hill, not far from Fifth and Shady Avenues, beckons sled riders of all ages. Pay careful attention when you're sledding, however, as there
are trees on the hill.
5. Blue Slide Park at Frick Park – 2005 Beechwood Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Sledding is what Blue Slide Park at Frick Park is all about. In the summer, kids grab their squares of cardboard and fly down the blue slides. In the winter, sleds replace the cardboard. Just keep an eye out for the trees that are scattered along the hill.
6. Boyce Park – 675 Old Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Prefer a little different sledding experience? Boyce Park's snow tubing's got you covered. In fact, it's the
only snow tubing hill in all of Allegheny County. Slide down the tubing hill at Boyce Park from December through March each winter.
7. Sunny Slopes at South Park – South Park, PA
Sled riders who really want an
epic experience need only head to Sunny Slopes at South Park. The park boasts three different hills. The best part of those three hills? One stands at a whopping 1,000 feet. The only question is: How many times will you trek up the hill to experience that unforgettable sledding hill?
What are your favorite sledding hills in Pittsburgh? Not in the mood to go sled riding? Try ice skating or winter hiking instead at this picture perfect