13 Perfect Sledding Spots in New Jersey


When winter rolls around in New Jersey it can bring some chilly weather and beautiful snowfall. This time of the year makes many want to hibernate in their houses until spring but it doesn’t have to be this way. There are so many things to do in New Jersey during the winter months!

Sledding is one of the best winter hobbies to have during New Jersey winters. There tons of sledding spots located all over the state. No matter where you live, there is guaranteed to be a sledding spot near you! Grab your sled, bundle up, and try one of these amazing sledding spots today. Sledding will help get you outside and ease your winter blues.

1. Allamuchy Mountain State Park

Location

800 Willow Grove Street Hackettstown, NJ

Allamuchy Mountain State Park is located in northern New Jersey between Hackettstown and Cranberry Lake. It is about an hour drive west of Newark.

Hours

Open from sunrise to sunset.

Cost

Free.

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This 9,200-acre state park is quite scenic. It is heavily wooded and turns into a winter wonderland after a good snowstorm. The reason why this area is such a great spot to go sledding is because of its geography.

Allamuchy Mountain Park is located in a very hilly and almost mountainous area. This change in elevation creates many good sledding hills to choose from within the park. You will want to bring your camera along with you to take some sledding action shots and also to capture the beautiful landscape.

Additional Things to Know

If you own a pair of snowshoes or cross-country skis be sure to bring them when you go sledding in the spot. The Allamuchy Mountain State Park area is a popular place to do these activities and offers many trails to choose from.

In addition to that, this park also offers areas to go ice skating, ice fishing, and ice boating. If you are looking for a place have some winter fun, this is the place to be!

2. Citizen’s Park

Location

N. Monroe Ave Ridgewood, NJ

This sledding spot is also located in the northern part of the state in the town of Ridgewood. The park can be found at the corner of Godwin Avenue and Monroe Street and is about an hour drive northwest from Yonkers.

Hours

N/A

Cost

Free.

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This small but wonderful park offers some great sledding hills that are great for all ages. The hill is a two-tiered/two level hill and offers an enjoyable ride. Your kids are sure to have a great time bombing down this hill! Citizen’s Park is also a great place to build snowmen, snow forts, or to have a good ole’ fashioned snowball fight.

Additional Thing to Know

This hill well known amongst Ridgewood locals and is conveniently located in the midst of several neighborhoods. For this reason, the park can get quite crowded when the snow starts to fall. I’d suggest arriving early to beat the crowds and find parking.

3. Chubb Park

Location

290 W Main St, Chester, NJ 07930

Chubb Park is located in the town of Chester in the northern part of New Jersey. Park is located just off of Highway 206. You can find it across the street from Alstede Farms.

Hours

N/A

Cost

Free.

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Chubb Park looks as though it is part of the English Countryside with its rolling hills and dense forests. This 85-acre park is not only great for sightseeing but it also features a wonderful sledding hill. This sledding hill gives an exhilarating ride that will be sure to give you butterflies in your stomach.

A special thanks goes out to the Chubb family who donated this land for making this sledding spot possible!

Additional Things to Know

Sledding isn’t the only attraction at Chubb Park. The park also has a picturesque pond that you can ice skate on. In addition to that, there are varies athletic fields, two tennis courts, a playground, veterans and 9/11 memorials, and loads of walking paths. This park is a must visit both during the cold and warm months!

4. Floods Hill

Location

100 N Ridgewood Rd, South Orange, NJ 07079

Floods Hill is located in northern New Jersey. It can be found in the city of South Orange and is essentially a part of Meadowland Park. The hill itself is in the northwestern part of the park by Jonathan’s Bridge.

Hours

Open 24 hours.

Cost

Free.

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Floods hill is a beloved sledding hill among those in the area. It is also one of the most popular sledding hills in all of New Jersey and for a good reason.

The hill is absolutely incredible! It is wide, long, and provides the perfect steepness for riding down. One this hill you don’t have to worry about running into a tree or other obstacles. Floods Hill is wide open.

Additional Things to Know

Floods Hill can get a little icy due to the high volume of people using it day-in and day-out. If you want to beat the wintertime sledding crowd, I suggest that you visit the hill during lunchtime or in the early evening. Also, keep in mind that it may be a little too steep and scary for small kids.

5. Campgaw Mountain

Location

200 Campgaw Rd, Mahwah, NJ 07430

Campgaw Mountain is located in the northwest section of the state (it is just miles from the New York border) near a town called Mahwah. The tubing hill is located on the Campgaw Mountain Ski Area land, which is right off of I-287.

Hours

Campgaw Tubing is open Monday-Thursday from 2 pm to 8 pm, Friday from 1pm – 10 pm, Saturday from 8:30 am to 10 pm, and Sunday from 8:30 am to 8 pm.

Cost

Tickets are sold for 2-hour sessions. Prices range from $24 to $28 depending on the day and the time of the session. For more information on ticketing visit the Campgaw Mountain Tubing website. (Note: Only 180 tickets are sold for each session. It is best to book them online).

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If you are looking for a great tubing area in northern New Jersey, look no further! Campgaw Mountain Ski Area has opened a tubing park that’ll entertain the whole family. There are ten groomed lanes of tubing that’ll shoot you down at incredible speeds.

The designated tubing hill is quite large, clocking in at 800-ft! This is a great place to leave the stress of everyday life behind and have fun alpine experience.

One of the best things about Campgaw Tubing Area is that you don’t have to worry about walking back up the mountain. The tubing park comes equipped with three magic carpet lifts that’ll shoot you back up the hill. This will help you have more energy and time for sliding down the hill.

Additional Things to Know

Campgaw is not only a prime destination for tubing but it is also an awesome spot to go skiing and snowboarding. It is the closest ski area to the New York City area and offers ski and snowboard rentals. You can also sign up for ski and snowboard lesson.

For more information, I would suggest visiting the Campgaw Ski Area website.

6. Aldrich Elementary

Location

615 Aldrich Rd Howell, NJ 07731

This premier sledding spot is located in east-central central New Jersey in the town of Howell. It is a 30-minute drive from downtown Trenton and can be found off of Highway 9 and I-195.

Hours

N/A

Cost

Free.

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Many people consider this to be the best sledding hill in the Howell area. The hill is located by the elementary school in and is a perfect spot for the kiddos to go sledding. Aldrich Elementary hill is also an awesome spot to just play around and hang out in the snow.

Additional Thing to Know

After you are done with your sledding session at Aldrich Elementary you can swing by some other park in that are nearby. Woodland Park, Aldrich Lake Park, and Edgewood Park are all located with a couple of miles of Aldrich Elementary. Some of these parks may be great from sledding as well.

7. Belle Mountain

Location

Pleasant Valley Rd, Lambertville, NJ 08530

You can find the Belle Mountain Sledding spot near the town of Lambertville, near the border of Pennsylvania. The hill is located close to the Delaware River in the west-central part of the state.

Hours

N/A

Cost

Free.

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Belle Mountain will not disappoint. Back in the day, the hill used to operate as a small local ski resort (up until 1998) but is now utilized as a sledding paradise.

It is a perfect place to sled because the ski runs are still intact and are wide open.

In fact, if you are willing to hike up the hill you can enjoy a 175-foot vertical drop down the hill. One of the longest trails that are left over from its “ski area” days is 1,100 feet long! If you are in the western part of the state, I highly recommend that you pack up your things and try this amazing hill out.

Additional Things to Know

Once you are done sledding, you can try out the various cafes and restaurants located in the scenic towns of Lambertville and New Hope. You can also check out some great views of the Delaware River, which will probably be frozen over.

8. Holmdel Park

Location

44 Longstreet Rd, Holmdel, NJ 07733

Holmdel Park is located in northeastern New Jersey near Sandy Hook Bay close to the town of Holmdel. The sledding spot is only 30 minutes away from Staten Island.

Hours

Open from 7 am to 9:30 pm.

Cost

Free.

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This 565-acre park is considered the premier places to go sledding in Monmouth County and the Jersey Shore. All you need are two inches of snow and this park turns into a sledder’s haven.

Holmdel Park is a perfect place for the kiddos to have fun, the hills there aren’t super steep but are definitely steep enough to provide a fun ride.

When there is snow on the ground, the park will often extend its hours. For more information, including an update on sledding hill conditions call the park office at 732-946-9562.

Additional Things to Know

This park is super scenic! It is full of snow cover trees and iced-over ponds and streams in the winter time. You will definitely want to explore more areas of the park after you are done sledding.

In addition to sledding, the park also offers ice skating when the ice on the ponds in the park is more than five inches thick.

9. Chestnut Branch Park

Location

579 County Hwy Alt 553, Sewell, NJ 08080

Chestnut Branch Park can be found in the city of Sewell which is a 25-minute drive from downtown Philadelphia. The park is located right up Main St. just north of Daminger’s Pet Store.

Hours

Open from 6:30 am to 10 pm.

Cost

Free.

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Once the snowflakes start falling, this park comes to life and becomes one of the best sledding hills in the area. The park hosts a large wide open hill that has two steep drops. It’s quite exhilarating!

This spot is guaranteed to have you and family grinning from ear to ear as you bomb down the slopes!

Additional Things to Know

Like many of the other parks listed, Chestnut Branch Park is a beautiful park. There are so many other activities to do and tons of sights to check out. The park has a beautiful nature are where you can go bird-watching. It also has loads of trails that carve through the forest area.

When you are done sledding be sure to take your kids to go play on the playground in the park.

10. Memorial Park

Location

Lenola Rd & Forklanding Rd, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

Memorial Park can be found 15 minutes northeast of Philadelphia in the town of Cinnaminson. The park is located off the Burlington Pike right by the Pennsauken Creek.

Hours

The park is open from 6 am to 9 pm.

Cost

Free.

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Within Memorial Park, you will find a hill, which many people call “Memorial Hill”. This hill is perfect for sledding. The hill is not super intense and is great for little kids. This park has become a popular sledding destination for local families in the area.

Additional Things to Know

When it comes to bathrooms, Memorial Park has you covered. They have a building with plenty of restroom facilities for when you kids need to use the bathroom.

In addition to that, the park also has a hockey rink, a bocce court, and a .75 mile walking path.

11. Laurel Acres Park

Location

1045 S Church St, Mt Laurel Township, NJ 08054

This sledding spot is located in southwestern New Jersey in the city of Mt. Laurel Township. You can find the park off of L-295 near Ramblewood Country Club.

Hours

Open from 6 am to 9 pm

Cost

Free.

More info

Laurel Acres park features a wonderful designated sledding hill. The best part is that it is close to the parking lot, meaning you don’t have to walk as far to reach it. The hill is the perfect size, which means you will want to sled it over and over.

Additional Things to Know

Aside from sledding, Laurel Acres Park also offers a small fishing lake, lots of trails, volleyball courts, and a dog run.

When you go sledding be sure to dress warm and bring plenty of snacks and water.

13. Mountain Creek Tubing

Location

200 NJ-94, Vernon Township, NJ 07462

This tubing park is located in northwestern New Jersey near Vernon Township. You will find the tubing hill near the ski resort.

Hours

Hours change from season to season. Check the Mountain Creek website for up-to-date details.

Cost

Ticket prices also change from season to season. For current ticket prices and information, I suggest visiting their website.

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Mountain Creek Tubing offers an adrenaline-packed tubing experience. You and your family will experience a fast and thrilling ride down a groomed course.

Once at the bottom you can ride the magic carpet lift back up the hill.

Mountain Creek is home to one of the largest snow tubing parks in the area at over 5-acres. Mountain Creek is a must visit if you want a great tubing experience!

Things to Know

The park requires riders to be 5 years old and at a height of 42 inches. Anyone who does not meet these requirements cannot go tubing. In addition to that, online ticket reservations are highly encouraged.

Tickets sell out fast, so the likelihood of buying tickets upon arrival is very slim.

13. Cheesequake State Park

Location

300 Gordon Rd, Matawan, NJ 07747

This State Park and sledding area is located in eastern New Jersey near Raritan Bay. Staten Island is right across from the state park.

Hours

Open from 8 am to 7 pm.

Cost

Free.

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This 1,610-acre park features phenomenal sledding opportunities on a hill that is adjacent to the Hooks Creek Lake parking area. The hill is quite large and is just the right grade for a thrilling but not a terrifying slide.

Best of all, you don’t have to worry about any obstacles like trees, rocks, or a road. This hill is sure to become one of the favorites this winter!

Additional Things to Know

Cross-country skiing is also permitted on the roadways and field areas within the park. Snowshoeing is another wintertime activity that is done throughout the park.

After a long day of sledding check out Fernandes Steakhouse 3 and Ocean Bay Diner for some great food.

Geoff Southworth

I am a California native and I enjoy all the outdoors has to offer. My latest adventures have been taking the family camping, hiking and surfing.

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