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Hot sledding spots abundant in Cincinnati

Every winter, students anxiously await the announcement of a snow day. One of the big reasons for this is the well-known and enjoyable activity of sled riding. The Milestone Online scoped out the hottest spots to go sled riding across the city.

According to cincinnati.com and sledriding.com, Ault Park located in Mount Lookout, Mount Storm in Clifton, and Stanberry Park in Mount Washington are among the best sledding spots in Cincinnati. Other great areas for sledding include Clough Methodist Church located in Anderson Township and French Park located in Pleasant Ridge.

Ault Park

  • 3600 Observatory Ave., Mount Lookout
  • 50- 100 ft. of sledding hill
  • Public access
  • Hill is smooth and bumpy in places

“My favorite hill to sled down in the winter is a hill in Ault Park,” sophomore Karina Cabrera said. “I usually like to go with my brothers, but sometimes I go with my friends or have a lot of my family go.”

Mount Storm Park

  • 660 Lafayette Ave, Clifton
  • Public access with nearby parking
  • Open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Over 57 acres of park

“I love Mount Storm Park. I go there a lot during the winter,” freshmen Daniel Timko said. “I take all of my snow board stuff and my sled. The walk up the hill is long, but it is worth it.”

French Park

  • 3012 Section Road, Amberley Village/Pleasant Ridge
  • Open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • 275 acre park

“I like the park because of steepness of the hills. It allows you to go really fast down the hills,” junior Trey Bell said. “I have only gone once before, but I do recommend this hill to others because it is a good environment for friends to have fun without getting in trouble.”

Stanberry Park

  • 2221 Oxford Ave., Mount Washington
  • Public access
  • Open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Can get crowded at times

“I like to go sledding at Stanberry Park. It gets kind of crowded there, but it’s really fun with all of the hills,” sophomore and member of Ski Club Mark Flatt said.

Clough United Methodist Church

  • 2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Township
  • Private property, but the church has given permission for sled riders
  • 300-400 ft. of sledding hill
  • Great for families and little kids

“Whenever I go sledding I go to the Methodist church at Clough and Wolfangel,” sophomore and Ski Club member Megan Mottola said. “I like the toboggan kind of sleds because you can ride with friends.”

About Mitch Bloemer

Mitch Bloemer is a Journalism I student and a staff reporter. He enjoys golfing and swimming for McNicholas High School along with being involved in Service Club, Liturgy Choir, and the Thespian Society. Mitch also enjoys going to sporting events and hanging with friends on weekends.

Discussion

One thought on “Hot sledding spots abundant in Cincinnati

  1. Those of you who want to go to Stanbery, beware, as it is extremely dangerous there. Last time I went, two people on one sled slid sideways into a downed tree, and one of them broke their leg.

    It’s better to go in the afternoon if you have the day off.

    Posted by Peter | December 20, 2011, 1:34 pm

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