Best Sledding Hills in Bergen County NJ

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When there’s snow, you must go! Wheeee! Most parents are hoping for at least one more round of snow this winter. After all, snow play is a fun, safe and free family activity. The good news is Bergen County is home to plenty of hills, big and small, that are snow much fun for sledding. Here are some hills that come alive with the sound of snowflakes.

Atkins Glen Park: This smallish hill is definitely not a secret so if you want to skip the crowds later in the day, consider rallying the troops for some early morning runs. 18 Laurel Hill Road, Park Ridge

Citizens Park: Conveniently located within walking distance of several neighborhoods, this beloved hill attracts crowds as soon as the flakes begin to fly. Get there early –parking is limited. Corner of Godwin and N. Monroe, Ridgewood

Froggy Park: Have littler ones that you’re hesitant to take for a ride? With Froggy Park’s smaller hill, it’s a great spot for younger kids. 1 Foster Rd., Tenafly

Crestwood Park: Follow the road to the back and park by the picnic pavilion. The slope is wide, the terrain is varied and there’s room for all! 300 W. Crescent Ave, Allendale

Knickerbocker Country Club: Just to the side of the club, find a wide open field with no obstructions. Those with a need for speed may be disappointed; the slope is pretty tame. But if you’re out for a family adventure and want to maximize your number of runs per hour, this hill will fit the bill. 188 Knickerbocker Road, Tenafly

Midland Park High School: You want hills? They got hills. Gentle slopes, long runs, steep grades, there’s something for everyone at this area favorite. 250 Prospect St, Midland Park

Ramsey High School: THE spot for sledding in the area, Ramsey high school’s front lawn has a shorter hill, bump-free hill that kids young and old will enjoy. 256 East Main St., Ramsey

Ridgefield Park High School: This hill makes all the work of shoving little legs into snow pants and little fingers into gloves worthwhile. It might even make a sledder out of those of us who prefer to stay warm and dry at home. Long, wide and with bumps in all the right places, the only downsides (see what we did there?) are the trees and landscaping that dot the hill. This is definitely one you want to try out. 1 Ozzie Nelson Drive, Ridgefield Park

Samuel Nelkin County Park: When it’s not covered with snow, the park has a playground, tennis courts, fishing and more. Located against a hillside, it’s also a good pick for sledding, where the hills are wide open (minus a few trees) and long enough for a good run. Rose St., Wallington

Thomas Jefferson Middle School: Affectionately known as T. J. Hill, this Fair Lawn treasure features not one but two dips so hold on to your Flexible Flyer, it’s about to get bumpy! 35-01 Morlot Ave, Fair Lawn

Van Saun Park: Pass the playground and the zoo to parking lot P4 right next to the dog runs. The slope is short and benign, but wide. There’s also a longer walking path through the woods. But don’t try to navigate this without some serious sledding expertise (and a helmet!) 216 Forest Ave, Paramus

Got a favorite hill that we didn’t mention? Let us know ….

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