You may loathe the cold weather in the mornings when you go out to warm up your car, but lets face it – Winter can be beautiful too. You can make the most out of winter by heading over to some great snow sledding spots around New Jersey, perfect for getting out of the house on a snowy day. Bundle up and sit back for the ride! Sledding is such a great way to bond with your kids, have a fun date with a significant other, or even for some much needed exercise! The best – you don’t have to pay anything to go sledding. Just be sure to always follow proper safety precautions and you are in for a fun-filled day in Morris County. Here are some of our favorite sledding spots near Woodmont West:
Chubb Park – Chester, NJ
This is clearly Chester Township’s most popular park in town. Known for its 85 acres of land, it has many sports fields, hiking trails, and winter activities. It even has an ice skating pond that is monitored by helpful volunteers in the winter season. Skating is only permitted when conditions are safe enough for skaters. Be sure to call (908)-879-5514 before heading over to sled since it is the park that decides if conditions are safe enough.
Hopatcong State Park – Landing, NJ
Hopatcong State Park features the 2,500-acre Lake Hopatcong that offers many recreational activities all year long, including sledding. The sledding hill is suitable for all ages, which makes it great to be able to meet up with other family friends for a day adventure!
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Lewis Morris County Park – Morristown, NJ
Sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing, and cross-county skiing are just a few of the activities to participate in at Lewis Morris County Park. This park is the oldest out of all Morris County parks, attracting generations of families each year. The recreational area is located right off of I-287, bordering the Jockey Hollow area of Morristown. Find a map here.
Tourne County Park – Boonton, NJ
Here, sledders get special treatment, as the park staff will close a portion of the park road specifically for sledding. If you’re up for it, you can even hike here all year long.
Schooley’s Mountain County Park – Washington Township, NJ
While you’re sledding here, be sure to check out the many wonderful views this park has to offer. Spend the day sledding at Schooleys Mountain with your kids and lose yourself in the beauty of nature.
We are rating these parks by their must-try sledding hills, but there are still a variety of other parks to visit in the winter and early spring for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Here are a few you should also check out:
- Heddon County Park – Dover & Randolph Township
- Silas Condict Park – Borough of Kinnelon
- Willowwood Arboretum – Chester
- Traction Line Recreational Trail – Morristown
- Central Park of Morris County – Morris Plains
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We hope you find these parks just as exciting as we do. Enjoy the beauty of nature, regardless of the cold! Morris County is such a beautiful place to live and we want you to see it all. Use this list to fill up your weekends with some winter fun, or take advantage of our many community amenities. Contact our office today to inquire about making Woodmont West your next home.