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Best sledding spots in Lockport, NY
In Lockport, New York, there are a few spots that people should check out for sledding. It is important to remember to sled safely, and watch for others as you are flying down the hills. Parents should keep track of the little ones, and any motorized vehicles should be left at home.
These days the preferred snow sleds in Lockport are the shorter plastic toboggan or the saucer. Only one of the sledding sites in Lockport can accommodate the longer wooden toboggans, but if you use one of those be sure you stay off to the side of the rest of the crowd.
Lockport Town and Country Club
The Lockport Town and Country Club is located at 717 East Avenue in Lockport. You can park along the road on East Avenue in the wide shoulder. This is the one sledding location in Lockport that can accommodate the larger toboggans. The hills on both sides of the Lockport Country Club offer different types of sledding experiences.
Small children and people just looking for a good sledding hill should stay on the hill that is closest to East Avenue. It is a steep downhill, and it is at least 50 to 75 yards long. But there are no tricks to it, and the bottom of the hill allows for plenty of time to safely slow down and stop.
The hill directly opposite from East Avenue is known as "The Butterfly" because of its many bumps. The challenge with this hill is just in holding on to your sled without falling off. Very young children and those with injuries or physical conditions that make them susceptible to injury should stay away from "The Butterfly."
Remember that the Lockport Town And Country Club is not liable for any injuries that occur while sledding there. The signs are posted warning people that they sled at their own risk. So watch out for each other and be careful and only sled in the daylight hours.
The wide open spaces of Outwater Park may not look like sledding territory, but for small children just getting used to sledding it can be an ideal spot. The hills that lead from Outwater Drive to the baseball diamonds are only about 30 to 40 feet in length and have a gradual slope to them. In the winter, the wide open hills near the ball diamonds become the perfect spot to get your youngsters used to sledding on their own.
Use the small plastic toboggans or saucers here. Anything larger than that will not work. Keep an eye on your child as the snow near the baseball diamonds can get deceptively deep. When the snow gets deep it can hide the baseball benches and make walking tricky. Sled during the day only as the park closes at dusk.
Roy B. Kelley
Roy B. Kelley Elementary School is located at 610 East High Street in Lockport, NY. The best times to sled at Roy B. Kelley are Saturday and Sunday during the daylight hours. The new parking lot along East High Street is the ideal parking location because it puts you at the top of one of the hill..
The main sledding hill at Roy B. Kelley School starts along East High Street and slopes down towards the school. It is a wide hill with a gentle slope. It is ideal for smaller children and people that are not looking to go very fast down the hills. The small plastic toboggans or saucers are appropriate here.
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"Lockport's Outwater Park," lockport-ny.com
"Roy B. Kelley Elementary School," Lockportschools.com
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