Pittsburgh February 09, 2017
Here Are the 10 Best Places To Go Sled Riding In Pittsburgh This Winter
Pittsburgh’s been spared major snowfalls so far this winter but Mother Nature probably still has a few surprises in store for us. So, when the next snowfall comes, bundle up, grab your sled, and zip and zoom down the hills until your face hurts from the laughter or the cold – whichever comes first. Here are the 10 best places to sled ride in Pittsburgh.
1. Flagstaff Hill at Schenley Park – Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Flagstaff Hill at Schenley Park is
the place to be after a snowfall. Sat right next to Phipps Conservatory, Flagstaff Hill provides the perfect spot for sledding, tobogganing, and good, old-fashioned snowball fights.
2. Moraine State Park – 225 Pleasant Valley Road, Portersville, PA 16051
Day trip to Moraine State Park for a day of winter activities, including sledding. The most popular spot for sledding at the state park is the Pleasant View Picnic Area, which is on the South Shore of Moraine State Park.
3. Keystone State Park – 1150 Keystone Park Road, Derry, PA 15627
Choose any of the slopes at Keystone State Park and zip down on your sled. If you tire of sledding, you can also go cross-country skiing, ice skating, or ice fishing.
4. Blue Slide Park at Frick Park – 2005 Beechwood Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Frick Park's Blue Slide Park promises tons of fun in the summer but add a few inches of snow and sledders will discover the perfect place for a day of sled riding.
5. Dormont Park – 1801 Dormont Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Do you prefer demure sledding or do you prefer a whirlwind trip that will leave you breathless? You'll find both at Dormont Park, which features a child-friendly hill and a hill that's best left to the daredevils.
6. Blueberry Hill Park – Blaine's Way, Sewickley, PA 15143
Look for the signs to direct you to the sledding hills when you arrive at Blueberry Hill Park, a tradition with Pittsburghers and those from North Hills for years.
7. Highland Park – Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Highland Park proves the perfect playground in the summer and in the winter. Grab your sled and head to the popular park for day of sledding. Choose from one of several popular hills, including Lake Drive's "Seven Bumps."
8. South Park – South Park Township, PA
Go to South Park well rested because you're in for quite a workout at Sunny Slopes, which features three sledding hills. The tallest of those hills stands at 1,000 feet (yes, you read right!) so if you like epic hills and hikes, head to South Park.
9. Mellon Park – Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Mellon Park promises the idyllic setting for an epic sled ride in Pittsburgh. Just be careful as there are a smattering of trees on the popular sledding hills.
10. Raccoon Creek State Park – 3000 PA-18, Hookstown, PA 15050
Journey a bit further outside of Pittsburgh to Raccoon Creek State Park, which transforms into a winter wonderland when it snows. Go sledding, snowmobiling, ice skating, or cross-country skiing.
What are some of the other best places to sled ride in Pittsburgh and beyond? Share your thoughts below! And, if there’s not enough snow on the ground for a day of sledding, hit the trails on one of the
eight best winter hikes near Pittsburgh.