The Best Sledding Spots in the D
By: Scott Davis
December 24, 2018
The weather outside can be frightful at times, but that can lead to some delightful sledding conditions. Sledding is the perfect way to take advantage of the snowfall and have some fun outdoors during the long winter months. There are numerous Metro Detroit hills that offer up premium sledding experiences, but if you need a new go-to sledding spot, check out these hills in the D!
Hines Drive Sledding Hill is one of the top sledding spots in Metro Detroit for a reason: it provides hours of entertainment for the whole family. With stairs helping families get back up the hill and a pavilion perfect for a short break between runs, it’s a great way to spend a winter afternoon.
The 34-acre Beverly Hills Village Park in Franklin features not one, but two great hills for sledding. You and your family can enjoy the annual Winter Family Fun Day taking place on the fourth Sunday of January where there’ll be sledding, ice skating, cross country skiing, warm drinks and snacks.
Located behind Lamphere High School in Madison Heights, Civic Center Park is the perfect place to enjoy sledding. The main hill is large for all types of sledding, while the small hill is perfect for families with younger children.
Located near Downtown Birmingham, Booth Park is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors with the whole family. The smaller hill is suited for younger riders and the natural beauty of the park offers up some great picture opportunities. There are plenty of great restaurants in Downtown Birmingham to check out after an afternoon spent outside.
Transforming from a municipal golf course in the summer to a winter go-to spot in the winter, Huron Hills Golf Course in Ann Arbor offers up plenty of fun sledding opportunities. With long slopes and huge hills, the golf course can be fun for the whole family. The best part is that sledding is free and is open daily until 10 p.m.