Sledding Hills Around Rochester: Mendon Ponds Park Monroe County Sledding

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I grew up sledding at Durand Eastman, but experience, research, and testimony have convinced me that Mendon Ponds has the best sledding hills around Rochester. Black Creek in Chili takes a solid second, and Cobb’s Hill (Monroe Ave side) third.

The best thing about Monroe County Park hills is that they are designated, manicured, and safe. Introduce humans to the scene, and, well, anything goes, but the natural scene is top notch.

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Black Creek Park

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Highland Park behind Conservatory

The great thing about sledding as a snow sport is that there are no barriers to entry. Anyone can grab lid from a storage bin, pick the closest hill, and off they go! It’s free, it’s a quick thrill or an all day excursion, it’s fast, it’s slow, it’s safe, it’s adventurous. Sledding is whatever you want it to be.

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Sledding Hill Locations

  • Mendon Ponds Park (2 designated, 1 non-designated)
  • Cobb’s Hill Park (2, reservoir toward Monroe Ave, and Washington Grove Park toward Tay Lodge)
  • Black Creek Park
  • Highland Park (2, behind conservatory, and Highland Bowl)
  • Northampton Park
  • Ellison Park
  • Frisbee Hill Park
  • Webster Park
  • Durand Eastman Park (several, though none are formally designated)
  • Harris Whalen
  • Powder Mills  (1 designated, 1 non-designated)
  • Sutherland High School
  • Chestnut Ridge Elementary School
  • Perinton Community Center
  • Laurelton-Pardee Intermediate School
  • Martha Brown Middle School
  • Hilton Quest School

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Debi Bower

Born, raised and living life as a digital designer in Rochester, NY! I am also a day-tripper, writer & photographer, exploring the nooks and crannies that make our part of New York State so special.

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