With the snow fast coming down, we thought this would be a good time to round up some of the best spots to go sledding in the area. We’ve combed the internet archives to share Miami Valley’s favorite spots:
Wright Brother’s Memorial Hill
WPAFB – 2380 Memorial Rd, Dayton, OH 45424
The hill is an area favorite. Located off Route 444 on Kauffman Avenue next to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, this hill has great access and parking. The designated sledding area is a grass surface ranging from smooth to bumpy. The slope is approximately 40 degrees with a lengthy run of about 700 to 800 feet. Many great spots act as ramps for those who like catching air.
The MetroParks have designated sledding locations in three of their parks – Englewood, Germantown and Taylorsville:
100 E National Rd, Englewood, OH 45322
Walk through the woods to the West Park near the dam. This sledding hill is quite steep.
6206 Boomershine Rd, Germantown, OH 45327
Probably the best Metropark hill for sledding, snowboarding and tubing.
1200 Brown School Road, Vandalia
Entrance is on the east side of Brown School Rd., south of US 40. Grass turf, bumpy and no obstacles with a gentle grade makes for safe but long distance sledding. This hill offers a smooth/bumpy ride down a slope of 30 degrees with a 400 to 500 foot run.
2500 Ridge Ave, Dayton, OH 45414
For years this park has been a go to spot for families that want to slide down the hill.
255 W Spring Valley Pike, Centerville, OH 45458
This south suburban park will be packed with folks slipping and sliding around
Indian Riffle Park
801 E Stroop Rd Kettering OH 45440
The hill at Indian Riffle Parkis more of a mound, giving sliders more than one side to slide down. No obstacles with pretty smooth rides.Perfect for all ages.
Suicide Hill” Community Golf Course
2917 Berkley St, Kettering, OH 45409
Sledders flock at the first sign of ground-covering snow. Located at the Community Golf Course Kettering, next to Hills and Dales Metropark it’s just dangerous enough that you’ll be screaming down the hill.