With the predication of some serious snow in the near future for Long Island, sledding is on all the minds of young and old on Long Island. Not every park allows sledding, so do not let your winter fun be cut short. Check out locations on Long Island where you can sled and some important sled safety!
You can build snowmen and you can have snowball fights, but nothing is more fun than sledding down a steep hill with a fresh layer of snow! So, it goes without saying, that sledding is on the list of activities after a snow storm.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano shared some winter safety tips including sledding safety tips. These tips include:
- One should never use streets or roads for sledding unless they are blocked off from traffic.
- One should sled only during daytime hours.
- Do not sled on icy hills. Sledding hills should be only snow covered.
- Avoid sledding over snow bumps or anything that may cause the sled to become airborne.
- Never sled alone. An adult should always accompany small children.
- One should stay out of the paths of other sledders. In addition, if the slopes become busy, they should move off them quickly.
So, now that you have the safety tips down. Here are the locations where you can officially sled on Long Island:
- Bethpage State Park - 99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Farmingdale
- Eisenhower Park - Merrick and Stewart Avenue, East Meadow
- Grant Park - Broadway and Sheridan Avenue, Hewlett
- Cedar Creek Park - Merrick Road, Seaford
- Belmont Lake State Park - Southern State Parkway Exit 38, North Babylon
So, enjoy the snow and sled safely this winter!
Where do you like to go sledding? Share with us in the comments below!
[Source: Nassau County.]