Good sledding hills?

sledding at capital hills albanyChristina emails:

Where are the best sledding hills? I know of the public golf courses in Albany and Troy, and there's another hill (privately owned by a family southwest of Albany?) but how about something further north in the Saratoga region?
I'm itching to grab a lunch tray and feel like a little kid again!

This topic came up a handful of years ago, and there were handful of answers that pretty much all focused on Troy and Albany. In part, we suspect -- because they have some good spots, like Capital Hills in Albany and Frear Park in Troy (as Christina mentions).

Got a suggestion? Please share!

Comments

We live in Ballston Spa and go to the Woods Hollow Preserve -- the sledding is great just a short walk in from the parking lot off of Northline Road.

I have also heard that there's some good sledding to be had behind the elementary school complex on Wood Road, but have never been there myself.

Hole #11 ( i believe ) at Shaker Ridge Country Club.

The Winter Recreation Area in Guilderland (part of Tawasentha park) is nice.

http://www.townofguilderland.org/pages/guilderlandny_recreation/tawasentha%20park%20description

We used to snowboard and sled in Lincoln Park.

If you're up for a little drive up north, Dynamite Hill is a great little place in Chestertown and they have a tow rope. You can ski, snowboard, tube and sled.

McGregor Links on Northern Pines in Wilton.

prospect park in Troy. it is closed to car traffic in the winter so park on congress street and walk in.

Sand Creek Midle School in Colonie.

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk HS hill and Powell Hill in Coeymans Hollow.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

The week ahead

Weather Here's the paraphrased forecast for this week: Monday: Scattered snow showers, sun, mid 30s. Tuesday: Snow, mid 30s. Wednesday: Maybe snow, low 20s. Thursday:... (more)

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past short week on AOA... + Lindsey asked about where to get lessons for flying a drone. +... (more)

Albany Craft Beer Festival 2018

The Albany Craft Beer Festival is set to return to the Washington Ave Armory April 7. And tickets are already on sale -- they're $65.... (more)

A good snow removal service in Albany?

Laura emails with a timely question: Would you be willing to ask your readers to recommend a reliable, reasonably-priced residential snow removal service in Albany?... (more)

Holiday gifts: Hali Bey Ramdene

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're again asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities... (more)

Recent Comments

[T]he outdoor speakers are even more obnoxious than the video boards, if that's possible. An insult to the taxpayers of Albany County, and to people who live or work in the neighborhood.

Tunnel vision in Syracuse

...has 1 comment, most recently from Herbert

The Narrows

...has 2 comments, most recently from jsc

Here are a few bits about the latest big apartment project proposed for Albany

...has 3 comments, most recently from Kman518

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 1 comment, most recently from Tony

"As an artist, I can see how I can transform that into something positive"

...has 1 comment, most recently from ace