Sledding Hills Around Rochester: Mendon Ponds Park Monroe County Sledding cover

22 of the Best Sledding Hills Around Rochester

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 Around Rochester: Black Creek Park
Black Creek Park

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

Webster Park

Powder Mills Park Pittsford 
One designated, one non-designated

Cobbs Hill winter sledding
Cobb’s Hill

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!

Sledding Hills Around Rochester: Mendon Ponds Park Monroe County
Mendon Ponds Park

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!

Sledding Hills Around Rochester: Highland Bowl
Highland Bowl

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Where are your favorite sledding hills around Rochester?

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