Everyone wants to go sledding! As the snow keeps falling, kids of all ages are getting excited. With the proper sled, tube, or cafeteria tray in hand, you’ll be ready to hit the slopes. Every so often someone asks on Facebook – Where should I take my kid sledding in Blackstone? We’ve collated nearby sledding places that Blackstone residents have recommended.
As a reminder, follow COVID-19 guidelines, head out early, check weather and road conditions, follow signs and staff instructions per location (if available). And if it needs to be said, DO NOT GO OUT IN THE STORM.
Blackstone-Millville Regional High School
Cold Spring Park
Globe Park School
Diamond Hill State Park
If you have recommendations on sledding locations, let us know and we will add it to the list!
Sledding is a fun winter activity. But it also can cause injuries, some of them serious. To stay safe while sledding, make sure to follow these safety tips:
- Dress appropriately and use safe gear
- Find a safe spot
- Be present: do not let kids sled unsupervised
- Look for obstacles that could make the area unsafe, such as ponds, fences, jumps, bumps, icy patches, etc.
- Wear a winter sports helmet, especially for kids 12 and under. A bike helmet at the very least.
- The safest sleds have breaks and can be steered.
- Dress warmly and do not wear scarfs, or any clothing, that could get caught in the sled.
- Children 5 and under should ride with an adult.
- Always ride facing forward. Never face-first, and never standing.
- Teach your children to roll off and get away from their sled if they find that they can’t stop their sled.
- Only 1 child per sled. Only 1 child should go down the hill at once.
- Keep arms and legs inside the sled.
We hope that you and your families have a great, fun-filled winter, and practice safe sled safety to make the most out of these snowy adventures.
REMEMBER: COVID precautions should apply. Keep a distance from those not in your household; don’t share snacks or drinks; wear masks; pay attention to shared surfaces.