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Oh, Hill Yeah!

Winter can sometimes be a bummer. Snow and ice can put a damper on a lot of our favorite activities, and this winter break has been no different. Although, there is one activity that thrives in these conditions...SLEDDING! We’ve got a few days left of February break, with plenty of opportunities for you to take advantage of some local hills!

Remember, when you hit the snow to bring a tube or sled, wear warm water-resistant clothing, your hat and gloves, and don’t forget your mask! (Truthfully, wearing a mask in the winter not only helps stop the spread, it also keeps your face warm. Talk about a win-win situation)

Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite spots!

-Crandall Park in Glens Falls- This was probably THE spot for me when I was growing up, and it still ranks as one of the best local spots for sledding. The hill is located right by the tennis and basketball courts, and while it may look small, it is mighty! Crandall Park is beautiful year round with plenty of space to spread out and safely get outside.

-The Lake George Recreation Center in Lake George, off of Exit 21- I found this place while taking my dog to the neighboring dog park, and if you’ve never been, you HAVE to check it out. This hill is MASSIVE, and it’s a little lesser known than some of the other local spots. This is also a great choice for families because there are also some cross country skiing trails to try, and the dog park really is the best in the area- so bring the whole family (even the four legged members)!

-Gurney Lane Recreation in Queensbury- Gurney Lane was another staple when I was a kid. They have EVERYTHING from sledding hills, to skiing trails, and even great places to snowshoe! I bet a lot of our members from Queensbury have visited Gurney Lane in the summer to use the pool, but don’t forget that their winter options can be just as fun!

Wherever you choose to sled and tube make sure to always bring a buddy and dress for the elements. Hope to see you on the hill!

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