Sled Riding and Winter Fun on Cleveland's East Side

By Jamie Zagar, Macaroni KID Cleveland East & Cleveland West Publisher November 26, 2023

Chalet Toboganning Chutes – Cleveland Metroparks
16200 Valley Pkwy., Strongsville, OH 44136
Two 1,000-foot refrigerated ice tobogganing Chutes located in Strongsville in the Mill Stream Run Reservation. 
Chutes operate with or without snow through mid-March.  (Fee Applies)

Sledding Hills

๐Ÿ›ทKelly Picnic Area Sledding Hill – Cleveland Metroparks
Located off Euclid Creek Parkway in the Euclid Creek Reservation

๐Ÿ›ท Hawthorne Ridge Sledding Hill - Cleveland Metroparks
Located just South of Solon Rd. Parking is available at the Coasting Hill Parking Lot and at the Shadow Lake Picnic Area. There is no lighting on the hill.

๐Ÿ›ท Chagrin River Road Sledding Hill - Cleveland Metroparks
This sledding hill is located at the corner of Chagrin River Rd. and Sulphur Springs Dr. Parking is limited to a small lot and roadside pull-off areas. Hill not lighted.

๐Ÿ›ท Sledding Area at Old River Farm Picnic Area - Cleveland Metroparks
Old River Farm Reserved Picnic Area is located off Chagrin River Road in North Chagrin Reservation, south of Chardon Road/Route 6 in Willoughby Hills.

๐Ÿ›ท Thorton Park Sledding Hill
3301 Warrensville Center Rd., Shaker Heights, OH 44122
Multiple hills with varying inclines. Thornton Park also has an indoor ice rink open year-round. โ›ธ

๐Ÿ›ท Cain Park Sled Riding Hill
14591 Superior Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

๐Ÿ›ท Beartown Lakes Reservation Sled Riding Hill – Geauga Park District
18870 Quinn Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

๐Ÿ›ท Orchard Hills Park Sled Riding Hill  – Geauga Park District
11340 Caves Rd., Chester, OH 44026

๐Ÿ›ท Punderson State Park Sled Riding Hill - Ohio State Parks
11755 Kinsman Rd., Newbury, OH 44065
Lighted sledding hill with a tow rope.

๐Ÿ›ท Headlands Beach State Park Sled Riding Hill - Ohio State Parks

9601 Headlands Road, Mentor, Ohio 44060

๐Ÿ›ท Center Street Sled Riding Hill
8350 Carpenter Dr., Mentor, OH 44060

๐Ÿ›ท Chagrin River Park Sled Riding Hill – Lake Metroparks

3100 Reeves Rd., Willoughby, OH 44094
Offers a moderate hill located off the Riverwood trail. Fire ring with firewood. From the Reeves Rd. parking lot, follow the trail toward the river to the moderate sledding hill. Restrooms open. Sledding is permitted until one-half hour after sunset.

๐Ÿ›ท Chapin Forest Reservation Sled Riding Hill – Lake Metroparks
10381 Hobart Rd., Kirtland, OH 44094
Has a small hill used primarily by cross-country skiers to practice control skills. This hill doubles as a sledding opportunity for young children and is located off the Hobart Road entrance to the park. Restrooms open. Additional lighting provided. Sledding permitted until 11 pm.

Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing (Some Fees Apply)

Cleveland Metroparks

Geauga Parks District - snowshoeing, snowmobiling and cross country skiing

Lake Metroparks

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