After the Snowpocalypse: The Best Places to go Sledding in NYC

Whether you work in fashion or finance, chances are, your office is closed for the day thanks to the massive superstorm that hit NYC yesterday. Sure, you could work remotely—or you could grab a sled/cardboard box/trash bag and spend the afternoon slipping and sliding down steep hills across all five boroughs. We vote the later. Not sure where to go? Never fear—Haute Living has rounded up the best places to go sledding in NYC. Snowball fight, optional.

Pilgrim Hill in Central Park
sleddingHailed as one of the best sledding spots in Central Park, Pilgrim Hill boasts a super steep slope that tapers off gradually. To get there, enter the park just north of 72nd Street at Fifth Ave. Look for a bronze statue of a pilgrim, sculpted by John Quincy Adams Ward. Looking for a less crowded options? Check out the nearby Cedar Hill located between 76th and 79th Streets just south of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Long Meadow in Prospect Park
prospect parkFor a little downhill action that the whole family will enjoy, head to Long Meadow located near 9th Street and Prospect Park West. Need a break to warm your fingers? On snowy days, kids can pop into the nearby Picnic House for a cup of free hot chocolate.

Clove Lakes Park
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Feeling competitive? On snow-filled days, park rangers organize sledding races at Clove Lakes Park. But tread carefully! The hills are so slick that park officials routinely stack barrels of hay at the bottom of the hill to keep children from sliding into oncoming traffic.

Juniper Valley Park
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At only 55 acres, this Queens park is considerably smaller than other parks in the city, but it’s still wildly popular with locals on snowy days thanks to its steep swells and central location. Enter near 75th Street and Lower Highland Park.

Crotona Park
Looking for a lively spot to spend the snow day? Then head to Crotona Park, widely considered the Bronx’s most popular sledding destination. On chilly days, staff members even show up with free hot chocolate for riders.