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.
Find all of these sledding hill locations on our Google Map.
Sledding Hill Locations
Mendon Ponds Park 2 designated, 1 non-designated
Cobb’s Hill Park Rochester – One at the reservoir toward Monroe Ave, and another in Washington Grove Park toward Tay Lodge
Black Creek Park Chili
Highland Park Rochester – One behind conservatory, and another at Highland Bowl
Northampton Park Spencerport
Ellison Park Penfield
Frisbee Hill Park Greece
Durand Eastman Park Irondequoit – several hills, though none are formally designated
Harris Whalen Park Penfield
Powder Mills Park Pittsford – 1 designated, 1 non-designated
Sutherland High School Pittsford
Chestnut Ridge Elementary School Chili
Perinton Community Center
Laurelton-Pardee Intermediate School Irondequoit
Martha Brown Middle School Fairport
Hilton Quest School
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!
Skiing around Rochester is as much winter recreation as it is a social experience, competition, and a tradition. A few of these destinations also offer cross country ski rentals.
Where are your favorite sledding hills around Rochester?
Share your thoughts with us in the comments. Your insight and experience is invaluable!