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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 ParkMunster – 901 N. Centennial Dr. (219) 836-6930 .
• Hidden Lake ParkMerrillville – 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 ParkGriffith – 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. No Rentals available, 301 South Colfax Street, 219-922-1248 or 769-PARK. . Click here for info about this park.
• 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 FairgroundsCrown 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/
• 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 CourseHammond – 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 ParkHighland – 9400 Southmoor Ave, (219) 838-0114. www.highlandparks.org
•  Northgate Community Park, 638 206th St, Dyer
(Calumet Ave at Harrison Place) (219) 865-2505. Website
• Stoney Run County ParkHebron – 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
• Veteran’s Memorial Park, 5899 E 73rd Ave, Hobart (219) 942-2987, http://www.cityofhobart.org/528/Parks-Recreation

PORTER COUNTY:

  • Indiana Dunes State ParkChesterton – 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
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  • Rogers Lakewood ParkValparaiso – 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 ParkValparaiso – South of I-94 & Indiana Toll Rd., corner of US 6 & Meridian Rd.) Heated Restrooms, 465-3586. Click here•  Coffee Creek Park, 246 E. Morgan Ave., Chesterton, 219-926-1842.
  • Countryside Park – Tubbing – Portage – 5250 E. U.S. 6, 762-1675. https://www.inportageparks.com/countryside-park/
    • Imagination GlenPortage – Sledding, 2275 McCool Rd., 762-1675. https://www.inportageparks.com/imagination-glen/
  • Olson Memorial ParkPortage – Sledding Hill, 6175 Sunrise Ave., 762-1675. Youtube video:
  • Woodland ParkPortage – small hill, 2100 Willowcreek, 762-1675. https://www.inportageparks.com/woodland-park/

LAPORTE COUNTY:
• Kesling Park – 2150 A. Street, LaPorte – Sledding, no snowboarding, 18th Street, 326-9600, Parking Available off 18th street, walking trail nearby. 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

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.