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Best Sledding Spots in Maryland (organized by County!)

Best Sledding Spots in Maryland (organized by County!)

Did it just snow? Are you wondering where to go sledding and enjoy it? Check out these epic sledding spots in Maryland. They are organized by county!

Central Maryland typically gets at least one good snow a year. Of course, Western Maryland gets a lot more snow and unfortunately Southern and Eastern Maryland tend to lose out on snow day fun. 

That means that typically there aren’t well established sledding hills when Maryland kids do catch a break and get a snow day!  If you live in a fairly hilly area of Maryland, the best sledding hill is likely in your neighborhood. But if you are looking for the best places to sled, it can be a pain to find that tribal knowledge.

 

So, I did a ton of research and compiled a list of fantastic sledding spots throughout Maryland.

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Baltimore Area/Baltimore County

Herring Run Park

Herring Run Park has a bunch of different hills and many people think this is one of the top places for sledding in the Baltimore area. The hills are long thanks to erosion and there are a bunch of hills of different sizes… so kids will like sledding here too!
 
 

Patterson Park

Patterson Park has some amazing sledding hills near the Pagoda (the east side of the park). This hill is quite large and so much fun for kids!
 
 

Baltimore County Board of Education Building

If school is out because of snow, be sure to check out this hill! There is a huge hill right next to the building. This sledding spot is referred to as “the Hill”. There is a ditch at the bottom of the hill so warn kids to be careful so they don’t wipe out.
 
 

Wyman Park

Located next to Johns Hopkins University. It’s a 16-acre park and the hills are fantastic!
 
 

Oregon Ridge Park

This very kid friendly park used to be part of a ski resort (I did not know that before researching this) so the sledding hills are fantastic for winter fun!
 
 

Federal Hill Park

You knew Federal Hill Park in Baltimore would be an amazing sledding spot. The view is hard to beat, and the sledding hill is very steep. This is a very popular sledding spot in Baltimore.
 
 

Benjamin Banneker Park

This is a great hill for both older kids and adults!  The hill is steep and long but not dangerous because you slow down before reaching any obstacles.  This sledding hill will likely get crowded. Enter at the Banneker Park sign and go right up to the top parking lot.  Bring plenty of snacks and water!
 
 

Catonsville Community College

This is a fantastic hill for older kids! The hill is long and steep, and very thrilling!  The main entrance is across from Catonsville HS, take a right at the top and you’ll see the sledding hill.
 
 

Hillcrest Elementary

A great option for younger kids!  This is a small sloping hill that wraps around the athletic field on 2 sides so there are lots of places to sled down with no obstacles.  You can park in the school lot off Frederick Road or behind the fields in the neighborhood.
 
 

Howard County

Centennial High School

This is a great spot if you want a small thrill with a good hill that isn’t too steep. This is the perfect sledding spot for kids!
 
 

Bonnie Branch Middle School

The hill behind Bonnie Branch Middle School has an excellent sledding hill!
 
 

Fairway Hills Golf Course

The hill right by the Fairway Hills golf course clubhouse.
 
 

Mt Albert Rd off of Carroll Mill Rd.

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The Hill behind Folly Quarter Middle School

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Carroll County

Sandymount Elementary School in Finksburg

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Carroll Community College

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Carrolltowne Elementary in Eldersburg

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Lions Club field in Hampstead

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McDaniel College Campus

The golf course hill facing Md 31 is very popular for sledding.
 
 

Harford County

Annie’s Playground

The hill opposite the parking lot at Annie’s Playground is fantastic.
 
 

Aberdeen Middle School

There are amazing sledding hills here!
 
 

Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel Community College

The main entrance to AACC is closed when the college is closed for weather, but you can enter the school via College Drive (near the white farmhouse). From there, head to parking lots B and C, which are great for sledding.
 
 

Folger McKinsey Elementary School

A good ‘medium-sized’ hill.
 
 

Kinder Farm Park

Next to Kinder Road; watch out for the fence at the bottom!
 
 

Severna Park Middle School

This is a smaller hill great for younger kids!
 
 

Quiet Waters Park

Great for sledding and ice skating!

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Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

The hill behind Maryland Hall in Annapolis is a popular sledding spot. There is lots of room here but it can still get crowded.
 
 

GORC Park in Odenton

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Prince George’s County

Rockledge Park in Bowie, MD

Access this fun sledding hill from either the bottom of the hill on Round Tree Lane or from the top of the hill on Reston Lane. You can park on the street but there isn’t a parking lot.
 
 

University of Maryland Laurel Medical Center

The sledding hills are right alongside Van Dusen.

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University Park Elementary School

The hill behind the school is great for sledding!
 
 

Riverdale Mansion

There is a big hill on the East side of the mansion. It’s about 25′ long!
 
 

University of Maryland

The hill behind the chapel.
 
 

Cheverly Hospital Hill

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Old Town Playground (aka, ‘Alligator Park’)

This location is near a metro too!
 
 

Montgomery County

Damascus Recreational Park

The best sledding hills are the hillside near tennis court parking lot on Kings Valley Road.
 
 

Takoma Park Middle School’s Hill, Silver Spring, MD

The hill behind Takoma Park middle school is great for sledding. The hill is quite steep but some of the hill is double-tiered, which makes it a favorite spot in the area!
 
 

Agricultural History Farm Park

Check out the area by Bluebird Garden at the lower parking lot near Activity Center.
 
 

Pilgrim Hills Local Park

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Frederick County

Pinecliff Park Sled Run and Ice Skating Pond

The sled run is approximately 20 feet wide and 150 feet long. From the website: “The sled run is open as long as there are no areas devoid of snow (bare areas). Once turf is showing through or there are rough, icy spots or other safety hazards present, the sled run is closed.”
 
“The sled run and skating pond are checked daily by Parks and Recreation staff. To see if the sled run and/or skating pond are open, please call 301-600-6291.There are also open / closed signs posted at the park entrance.”
 
 

Woodsboro Park

Woodsboro Park is a 102 acre place of beauty and recreation. It is home to the Woodsboro/New Midway Recreation Council. In the winter they have sledding hills available.
 
 

Washington County

Washington County Regional Park

For sledding, check out the area off Mt. Aetna Rd.
 
 

Hagerstown City Park

The area behind the Art Museum has a great hill for sledding.
 
 

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