Delaware’s winters often come with a few snow days. What better way to spend a day home from school than sledding at a local park? If you’re looking for the best hills near you for some snow day fun with the kids, here are the top spots to go sledding in Delaware.
The hill at Rockford Park is a popular place for sledding, and the mild slopes are ideal for young kids. This is a winter hotspot in northern Delaware and is sure to fill with families after every snowstorm.
Lookout Drive, Wilmington
Right as you enter the main parking lot at Brandywine Creek State Park, you can’t miss the 200-yard hill. This designated sledding hill attracts plenty of folks looking for winter fun.
41 Adams Dam Road, Wilmington
For those in northern Wilmington and Claymont, Bellevue State Park is the perfect spot to spend a snow day.
800 Carr Road, Wilmington
Rockwood Park also offers a designated sledding area. Plus, the impressive gothic mansion covered in fresh snow is a sight you don’t want to miss in the winter.
4651 Washington Street Extension, Wilmington
Monkey Hill (near the Brandywine Zoo)
Next to the Brandywine Zoo on North Van Buren Street is Monkey Hill, a sledding mainstay in Wilmington. Park at the Brandywine Zoo and grab your sleds for an afternoon of winter fun.
North Van Buren Street, Wilmington
For those in Bear, Glasgow or southern Newark, Glasgow Park offers an alternative to Wilmington’s popular hills.
A hotspot for hiking, biking and dog walking, White Clay Creek State Park is also a great place for winter sleds to cruise downhill. There are a few good hills, so hit this park for a full day of fun.
425 Wedgewood Road, Newark
Where Not to Go Sledding
While a sled down the dunes may sound tempting, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) reminds winter thrill-seekers that sledding is never allowed on the dunes.
Delaware’s sand dunes are home to a fragile ecosystem that could be negatively impacted by activities like snowboarding, skiing and sledding.