Where to go sledding?

Erin emailed this afternoon with a very timely question:

As the snow continued to fall this afternoon, a few of us were discussing sledding. No one seems to have any idea of where to go sledding in the area (aside from the capitol-building-steps-to-state-street fantasy that a lot of people seem to have). Any recommendations??

Off the top of our heads, we'd suggest Capital Hills golf course in Albany. There are some good hills there -- and not too many trees. We've also heard there's some good sledding in Lincoln Park.

But we're guessing you have a bunch of other suggestions -- both for Albany and other locales. Share, please!

Comments

I second that, Lincoln Park, absolutely, definitely. Precisely here. If you have an inexpensive point&shoot, take a video going downhill, it makes for good memories.

Well, you can't skate there anymore, but Frear park in Troy still lets you sled on the golf course.

tawasentha park in guilderland, on the way out to altamont.

i've heard you have to be a guilderland resident to access the park for certain events, not sure if that applies to using the hills for sledding. i did go here in high school and none of us lived in guilderland, i seem to remember just driving in to that area of the park.

Guilderland has great sledding hills just past Tawasentha Park on Route 146. From Western Ave. turn south on route 146 toward Altamont. (There is a Stewart's at corner of Western Ave and Rt 146.) Go past Tawasentha Park and the Winter Recreation Area is 1/4 mile past the park on the left. There is a parking lot right at these hills.

Frear Park in Troy is great, and Crandall Park in Glens Falls has a mini-hill.

If you feel like living dangerously, there's always the hill behind the RPI Library, on a cafeteria food tray!

Ditto on Frear Park in Troy...also a bunch of places in Saratoga http://www.saratoga.com/winter/sledding-hills.cfm. Today's the day to give it a try, folks!!

From the top of Oakwood Cemetery in Troy to the bottom was always fun when I was a kid.

Does anyone know if you can go sledding at night at Frear Park? Or how late you can go sledding there? Thanks!

there is a vent pipe you dont want to hit at Frear so don;t go at night

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