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slides: RI’s Best Sledding Hills

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

 

This week's snow left us with super drifts and piles of snow all over Rhode Island. And for many families, a day off from school today.

Which means it's time to pull out the sleds, toboggans and tubes, Rhode Island! Here are locals' favorite go-to spots. Let us know what yours are!



 

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Barrington

Locals love the golf course at the RI Country Club, near Washington Street, which may be called "Suicide Hill" but is very family oriented, and great for young kids. For the smallest sledders (toddlers), check out the tiny hill behind Nayatt School.

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Providence

Don't miss the classic, even though it's never been quite as epic since Moses Brown redid the athletic fields above it: the hill that leads from the track/football field toward Lloyd Avenue, near Arlington. It's a destination sledding hill in the middle of the East Side.

Families also love the hills in Roger Williams Park near the Temple of Music. But for a real, Ethan Fromme thrill, hike into the woods behind the Lincoln School, which is well-known dog-walking territory. There are wooded chutes that take packing, but they are old-school sledding at its finest. Photo: El Frito/flickr

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Riverside

The Silver Spring Golf Course, on Pawtucket Avenue, has great hills for all ages. Photo: skpy/flickr.

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Rumford

It may be a private club, but those hills on the golf course at Agawam Hunt on Broadway, are a true find for fabulous sledding. Photo: skpy/flickr.

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Warwick

Afficianados like Salter Grove Park, off Narragansett Avenue. Photo: skpy/flickr.

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West Greenwich

Another gem: those great, sand hills off Rte 95, once covered with snow, are offroad awesome. Take exit 6A off 95, Hopkins Hill Rd heading south. Your first right onto Division St, and then it's about a half-mile to the dunes. Worth the drive. Photo: skpy/flickr.

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Central Falls

There are good steeps in Jenks Park, off Broad Street. Photo: skpy/flickr.

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Newport

There's a split decision on Aquidneck sledding: Fort Adams State Park above the adjacent soccer fields, and the slopes on the grounds of St. George's School in Middletown. Don't get too wound up in those views, though. Keep your eyes on the snow. Photo: qwrrty/flickr.

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Pawtucket

Locals love the baseball field at the intersection of Daggett Ave and Bristol Ave, where three sledding hills offer something for everyone. Photo: redjar/flickr.

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Exeter

Snow tubing park at Yawgoo Valley Ski area. Yes, you pay, but what you get is 50 minutes' worth of incredible sliding for just $12. Call ahead to make sure they are open for tubing. 160 Yawgoo Rd, Exeter, 295-2276.

 
 

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Comments:

lincoln high school has the best sledding hill in the state

Comment #1 by Gracie Fenton on 2010 12 27

Bald Hill Road near target in Warwick ain't bad if you could get rid of the traffic! smile

Comment #2 by John Ghiorse on 2012 01 20

Ezek Hopkins Field-Scituate... across from the new State Police HQ!

Comment #3 by Carol Costa on 2012 01 20

In Warwick Narragansett Parkway or just "The Parkway".... jokers

Comment #4 by Tom Phillips on 2012 12 30

Hopkins Hill in Scituate was hoppin today!

Comment #5 by Carol Costa on 2012 12 30

Wilcox Park in Westerly

Comment #6 by david giorno on 2012 12 31

Neutaconkanut Park, Plainfield St. Providence was always a great hill until 17 year old Alexandria Alvarez died in a sledding accident.

For the safety of everyone the park is closed to sledding. Big Brother looking out for you again.

Comment #7 by Wuggly Ump on 2013 01 16

stephen olney park on hi service ave in no prov

Comment #8 by jon paycheck on 2013 01 18




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