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.
Find all of these sledding hill locations on our Google Map.
Sledding Hills in County Parks
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.
Black Creek Park Chili
Durand Eastman Park Irondequoit
Several hills, though none are formally designated
Ellison Park Penfield
Mendon Ponds Park
Two designated, one non-designated
Northampton Park Spencerport
Powder Mills Park Pittsford
One designated, one non-designated
Sledding Hills in City Parks
Cobb’s Hill Park Rochester
One at the reservoir toward Monroe Ave, and another in Washington Grove Park toward Tay Lodge
Highland Park Rochester
One behind conservatory, and another at Highland Bowl. Also a County Park but located in the City.
Sledding Hills in Town Parks & Schools
Chestnut Ridge Elementary School Chili
Frisbee Hill Park Greece
Harris Whalen Park Penfield
Hilton Quest School
Laurelton-Pardee Intermediate School Irondequoit
Martha Brown Middle School Fairport
Perinton Community Center
Sutherland High School Pittsford
The great thing about sledding as a snow sport is that there are no barriers to entry. Grab lid from a storage bin, pick the closest hill, and off you go!
It’s free, it’s a quick thrill or an all day excursion, it’s fast or slow, it’s safe or adventurous. Sledding is anything you want it to be!
The weather over holiday and winter break can be unpredictable! Here are several ideas for spending your days off outside or inside!
Where are your favorite sledding hills around Rochester?
Share your thoughts with us in the comments. Your insight and experience is invaluable!