Grab your friends and family this winter, and check out these sledding hills throughout Metro Detroit.
By Taylor Morris
Village of Beverly Hills
18801 Beverly Road, Beverly Hills
The Village of Beverly Hills has one of the best sledding hills in Metro Detroit, according to many avid snow lovers. Beverly Park is a 34-acre park that offers a variety of family-fun recreational experiences. In the winter, the park has a sledding hill, along with an ice skating rink. So bring your sleds and ice skates for a day of fun. For more information, click here.
Civic Center Park
360 W. 13 Mile Road, Madison Heights
Just west of John R. Road on 13 Mile sits Civic Center Park sledding hill. One of the larger sledding hills in Metro Detroit, it’s the perfect sledding hill for large groups and families. The park also offers public bathrooms. For more information, visit madison-heights.org.
Rolling Hills County Park
7660 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti
Although snowboards and skis aren’t allowed at the Rolling Hills County Park sledding hill, the park offers a handful of other winter activities. Along with the sledding hill, you can enjoy the half-mile winter walking trail and the 3-mile cross-country ski trails. Equipment is also available to rent. For more information, visit washtenaw.org/2281/Rolling-Hills-Winter-Park.
Hines Drive Sledding Hill
7651 N. Merriman Road, Westland
Another popular sledding hill in the Metro Detroit area is the Hines Drive sledding hill in Westland. Hines Drive offers a reserved space for sled riders to walk back up the hill for another ride. Nothing says “snow day” like a trip to Hines Drive sledding hill.
Willow Metropark at Washago Pond
23200 S. Huron Road, New Boston
Located off I-275 just south of I-94 is Willow Metropark. Not only does this park offer sledding in the winter, but ice fishing and cross-country skiing as well. For more information, visit metroparks.com/parks/willow-metropark/#3.
32340 Shiawassee Road, Farmington
Another popular sledding hill in Metro Detroit is the Shiawassee Park sledding hill in Farmington. This is the perfect hill to take your kids if you live near Farmington Hills, Novi, Plymouth, Southfield or Franklin. During the winter season, sledding hours are usually 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Like the Willow Metropark sledding hill, Shiawassee also offers a space with hay bales for sledders to walk up the hill for when they want to ride down again.
4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford
At Kensington Metropark you won’t just find one sledding hill, but many. Ranging from beginner bunny hills to advanced sledding hills, Kensington is the perfect spot for all ages. The sledding hills are usually open 11 a.m. to dusk on weekdays and 10 a.m. to dusk on weekends. For more information, click here.
Lincoln Hills Golf Course
2666 W. 14 Mile Road, Birmingham
You wouldn’t expect to find a sledding hill in a golf course, but that’s exactly what to expect at Lincoln Hills Golf Course. Located just outside the clubhouse, the sledding hill is open t o kids of all ages. The clubhouse is open during winter months, which offers a public bathroom and hot chocolate and snacks available for purchase. Hours for Lincoln Hills Golf Course sledding hill are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This hill also has a wooden staircase for sledders who want to go back up.