The Best Sledding on the Main Line (With Map!)
Looking for for a good snow day sledding spot? We've got the best hills mapped out for you.
We asked our local experts—members of the Main Line Parent Facebook community—for their advice on the best Main Line sledding hills. Here are their top spots, with a few of our favorites. Where’s YOUR favorite spot? Join us on Facebook and tell us!
Valley Forge Park
Valley Forge Park Rd and N. Inner Line Dr.
Valley Forge Park is one of more well-known sledding hotspots in the Philly suburbs. Find the wide, tall hill behind the statue of General Friedrich von Steuben. Says Patricia A., “If we get another snowstorm this year, check out Valley Forge National Park. It is sooo much fun!” Bonus: there is also a small parking lot right beside the sledding area!
Bala Cynwyd Middle School
510 Bryn Mawr Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
This is a much-recommended sledding spot in the Main Line Parent community! To get to the hill, Bridgette H. says, “it’s not obvious where to go, but walk past the tennis courts.”
490 Darby Paoli Rd, Villanova, PA 19085
Recommended numerous times by parents in the Main Line Parent community. Says Robert D., “Went to the Willows in Radnor… great sledding for the whole family. Big wide open hill. Highly recommend!!!”
Chatham Glen Park
200 Heatherwood Rd, Havertown, PA 19083
Sarah B. recommends the great sledding hill at Chatham Glen Park!
Easttown Twp Park (across from Beaumont Elementary School)
575 Beaumont Rd, Berwyn, PA 19312
Margie R. says that “across from Beaumont Elementary at the township park is the BEST hill ever. My sons spent hours there last winter.”
Gladwyne Elementary School
230 Righters Mill Rd, Gladwyne, PA 19035
Main Line Parent, Leslie L. recommends the big hill at Gladwyne Elementary!
Black Rock Road & Dove Lake Road
Lower Merion Township, PA 19010
Find the sledding area off “Black Rock road, not far off the 4 way intersection, across from Dove Lake Road,” says Leslie L.
Cynwyd Elementary School
101 W Levering Mill Rd, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Xiaowen L. says “I’ve actually seen lots of people sledding just over by Cynwyd Elementary School in years past!”
Merion Elementary School
549 S Bowman Ave, Merion Station, PA 19066
For young kids, 6 and under, Ashlee S. recommends the area in back of Merion Elementary school (on Rockland Ave., near Woodside).
Penn Wynne Park
Manoa Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096
Alissa P. recommends sledding in Penn Wynne Park.
General Wayne Elementary School
20 Devon Rd, Malvern, PA 19355
Logan P. recommends General Wayne Elementary for sledding.
Valley Creek Park
Malvern, PA 19355
Jackie S. says, “Valley Creek Park off of 29 has some awesome hills!”
Rose Tree County Park
1671 N Providence Rd, Media, PA 19063
Kristyn S. recommends Rose Tree Park for sledding.
E. N. Peirce Middle School
1314 Burke Rd, West Chester, PA 19380
Denise F. says “Peirce Middle School has a great hill out back!”
260 Gulph Creek Rd, Wayne, PA 19087
Veronica D. recommends Harford Park for sledding.
West Vincent Township Bldg.
729 St Matthews Rd, Chester Springs, PA 19425
When my kids were about 6 and 4 years old, we had a blast on the hill behind the West Vincent Township building,” says Beth G. “It’s fun for older kids, too!”
Lead photograph by Beth Gilbert-Crowell.