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Where's the best sledding in the Triangle?

Posted January 6, 2011
Updated January 9, 2011

Looks like another major snow storm is in the forecast.

If the computer models don't change, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner says it could come late Monday night into Tuesday and leave us with about as much snow as we got Christmas weekend. We might get some flurries in the next couple of days too, but they won't amount to much.

What all this means (other than traffic hassles, closed schools, shoveling and other winter fun) is another chance for some sledding.

I know of a few very popular (or possible) sledding hills in the region, which I list below. But this is not at all comprehensive. So please share your favorites!

  • Bond Park, 801 High House Rd., Cary. This is one of the big ones. Just get there early to get a piece of the snow.
  • Dorothea Dix Hospital off Western Boulevard in Raleigh. A long-time favorite for many in Raleigh.
  • Fletcher Park, 802 Clay St., Raleigh and also near the intersection of Peace Street and Glenwood Avenue.
  • Joyner Park, 701 Harris Rd., Wake Forest. I haven't heard that people sled here. But when I did a review of it the other month, I thought that there were some pretty decent sledding possibilities here.
  • Duke Park, 106 W. Knox Street, is a good area (just watch out for the trees). .
  • Chapel Hill Community Center, 120 South Estes Dr. in Chapel Hill. There's a nice little hill next to the playground.

Please share your thoughts, favorite hills that I'm sure I have missed in the comments.


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  • cyauch Jan 7, 2011

    The Neuse Golf Course in Clayton....LOTS of great hills and LONG runs!
    But you didn't hear it from me! I would never sled on a golf course ;)

  • TheDude abides... Jan 6, 2011

    "Gupton Hill". White Level, Franklin County NC

    Directly across from the "House Field" Car-hood rides

    Lighted for evening fun!

  • Groogrux Jan 6, 2011

    Its been awhile but if you've ever played golf at Paschal in Wake Forest, the par 3 is great sledding. If you've played there, you know the one I'm talking about.

  • klink Jan 6, 2011

    Sawmill Rd. in North Raleigh! But they plow it too quick :-(
    The hill near Crabtree Mall where that restaurant used to be. Watch out for trees

  • mmb Jan 6, 2011

    Also, Collingswood dr off Shelly road North Raleigh

  • mmb Jan 6, 2011

    Manuel Drive off Ridge Road!

  • annecrews Jan 6, 2011

    Lake Holt Hill in Butner!

  • wrightjim Jan 6, 2011

    N Wake Landfill Park (Raleigh's "Mt Trashmore")