Sledding in Northwest Indiana

It can get boring in the winter months in Northwest Indiana. However, we suggest getting out and having some good, clean outdoor fun. Here’s a list of places to go sledding for you winter pleasure.

Sledding in Northwest Indiana
LAKE COUNTY:

Centennial Park – Munster – 901 N. Centennial Dr. (219) 836-6930 .
• Hidden Lake Park – Merrillville – 6355 Broadway, 219.980.8790 .www.rosstownship.org/
Heron Lake Park – St. John – 11960 Osage Dr. 219-365-6465 option 7.
Lemon Lake County Park – Crown Point – Sledding open Dec. – Mar. when adequate snow base allows. 9am-5pm, No wooden or metal runner sleds allowed, sled Rental available 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Call the park at 219-663-7627 or the Lemon Lake Ski Rental building (to see if the hills are open) or 219-663-2418  or 769-PARK.  6233 W. 133rd Ave., Crown Point, Click here
Oak Ridge Prairie County Park – Griffith – Sledding open Dec. – Mar. when adequate snow base allows. 9am-5pm, No wooden or metal runner sleds allowed, The gate fee is charged when a gatekeeper is on duty. $5 per vehicle for IN residents or $8 per vehicle for out of state residents, Time: 7 a.m. to sunset daily. Call 219-884-7238 after 9 a.m. to see if the hills are open before you come out. Rentals available 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 301 South Colfax Street, 219-922-1248 or 769-PARK. Click here

  • Lakewood Park – Munster – Sledding weekends only, Sat. 10-4 and Sun. 1-4, $5 per car non-resident fee, 9701 Columbia Ave., 219-836-6927.
    • Lake County Fairgrounds – Crown Point – A longtime favorite among sledders, the hill at Fancher Lake offers fun for all ages, 889 S Court St, Crown Point, IN 46307, 219.663.3617. https://www.lakecountyin.org/portal/group/fairgrounds
    • Liberty Park – Lowell – W. Main St & N Liberty St., Lowell, Indiana. http://lowell.net/ParksDept/p/about
    • Dowling Park – Hammond – 175th & Parrish Avenue, 219-853-6378.
    • Forsythe Park – Whiting/Hammond – 119th Street and Calumet Avenue, Dawn to dusk daily Settled on Wolf Lake, this park boasts an ice skating rink and cross-country skiing opportunities. No rentals are available, 219.659.7678 or 853-6378,
    Lost Marsh Golf Course – Hammond – Sledding with more than 4 inches of snow, north side of the parking lot, 219.659.7678 or 853-6378. http://www.lostmarshgolf.com/
    • Meadows Park – Highland – 9400 Southmoor Ave, (219) 838-0114. www.highlandparks.org
    • Stoney Run County Park – Hebron – 7 a.m. to sunset daily, Rentals available 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, no rentals during school hours, Intermediate and advanced cross country skiers will appreciate this trail winding through a wooded area and featuring seven miles of easy to moderate challenges, 142nd and Union St. Leroy, Indiana, 219.996.6500 or 769-PARK. click here
    PORTER COUNTY:
  • Indiana Dunes State Park – Chesterton – Adventure seekers can enjoy a thrilling 100-ft ride down Devil’s Slide, the only location where sledding is permitted in the park – right next to a parking lot. Hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing also are available on the 16 miles of trails along the Lakeshore, 1600 N. 25 E. Chesterton, 219.926.1952 or 926-1390. www.dnr.in.gov
    Forest Park – Valparaiso – sledding, tubing, tobogganing, snow boarding (with straps or bindings on board), $1.50 fee, Holiday hours: Mon. – Fri. 10-9; Sat. 10-9 & Sun. 10-6, 1158 Harrison Blvd, 462-5144 #6. www.valpoparks.org 
  • Rogers Lakewood Park – Valparaiso – Sledding, tubing, tobogganing, snow boarding (with straps or bindings on board), $1.50 fee, shelters, & concessions, Closed Mon-Thurs, Fri., 5-9; Sat. 10-9; Sun. 11-6; North Meridian Rd, (Campbell St.), 462-5144 #6. www.valpoparks.org 
  • Sunset Hill County Park – Valparaiso – South of I-94 & Indiana Toll Rd., corner of US 6 & Meridian Rd.) Heated Restrooms, 465-3586. Click here
  • Countryside Park – Tubbing – Portage – 5250 E. U.S. 6, 762-1675. https://www.inportageparks.com/countryside-park/
    • Imagination Glen – Portage – Sledding, 2275 McCool Rd., 762-1675. https://www.inportageparks.com/imagination-glen/
  • Olson Memorial Park – Portage – Sledding Hill, 6175 Sunrise Ave., 762-1675. Youtube video:
  • Woodland Park – Portage – small hill, 2100 Willowcreek, 762-1675. https://www.inportageparks.com/woodland-park/

LAPORTE COUNTY:

• Kesling Park – LaPorte – Sledding, no snowboarding, 18th Street, 326-9600 , www.cityoflaporte.com
Red Mill Park – LaPorte – no snowboarding, just south of Michigan City off U.S. Highway 421, 0185 S. Holmesville Rd. LaPorte, IN 46350, 325-8315 or 325-8316. http://www.laportecountyparks.org/redmill.html

Sue Baxter