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Sledding sites span Northwest Indiana

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News

Published on January 29, 2020 with No Comments

From Munster to Chesterton, from Crown Point to Hammond, Northwest Indiana offers a variety of locations for sledding fun during winter, when the snow base allows. Following is a list of sledding and/or tubing locations. Be sure to call the particular site(s) for hours and any fees.I

It’s always lovely to be out in the snow

Snow tubing is extremely fun. If you haven’t tried it, you really should. It’s a great way to go outdoors, take in some fresh mountain air and feel refreshed. Slide down a slope on a snow tube and allow the adrenaline, excitement and the rush of sweet, chilly mountain air reinvigorate your spirit once more.

Bond with family and friends

We are almost all guilty of engrossing ourselves a little too much in the daily hustle and bustle of life or our work that we forget to unwind from time to time.

Nothing beats sharing memorable experiences with friends and family. Explore the snow, take on new terrains, challenge each other to race down through different landscapes and most of all, share good times together.

Make New Friends

One of the best ways to make new friends is by sharing a common interest or goal. How about you come make some new friends out in the winter snow? There are a lot of snow tubers in who would love to meet amazing people that share the same snow tubing passion as themselves.

Challenge a random stranger to a snow tubing challenge, enter snow tubing tournaments or simply share experiences with other.

Enjoy A Date with Nature

Imagine being at the top of a mountain or steep hill, taking in the fresh chilly air and relishing the amazing white scenery and landscape before you slide downhill. That fresh scent of pure, crisp mountain air gushing at your face as you slide downhill is priceless.

Snow tubing gives you the chance to experience winter and snow like you never have before. You will cherish winter and the scenery when you go snow tubing this winter.

Snow tubing is definitely a fun outdoor winter activity that you can enjoy when you want to explore the great outdoors alone. However, you can double the fun and excitement when you choose to go snow tubing with friends and family.

It’s cheap!

You don’t need to spend your salary to go have fun. Snow tubing is relatively cheap compared to how much you would spend for a day pass in a ski resort.

 18 Winter Fun Ideas

by Heather Levin

Here are 18 fun (and cheap) outdoor activities to get you motivated.

  1. Go ice skating.
  2. Build a winter bonfire and make s’mores.
  3. Rent some snowshoes and go snowshoeing.
  4. If you have the equipment, go winter camping. If that’s too ambitious, check out your state parks for cabin or yurt rentals. Once you’re there, go on beautiful winter hikes (afterwards, a cozy fire is definitely in order).
  5. Take your dog for a walk. It’s one of the main benefits of having and owning a dog.
  6. Go cross-country skiing.
  7. Attend a dog-sled race. You don’t have to live in Alaska to see one of these – check your state’s Department of Natural Resources page, they usually have a list of upcoming events.
  8. Go sledding.
  9. Build a fort and have a snowball fight with your kids (or your spouse/partner). Or buy a snow block maker and build an igloo.
  10. Take a blanket and a cup of hot cocoa and sit outside on your front porch swing.
  11. Shovel paths in the snow.
  12. Feed the birds or go birdwatching. Make your own birdfeeders out of pine cones, peanut butter, and birdseed.
  13. Go ice fishing.
  14. Go on a winter picnic. Take blankets, sandwiches and hot soup in a thermos. This might give you some fun, cheap date ideas for couplesas well.
  15. Head out on a photo expedition to take pictures of the winter landscape.
  16. If you live near a big city, set off on foot to explore it! You might want to check out some of the group buying daily deals sites like Grouponand LivingSocial to find new things to do in the area for cheap too.
  17. Have kids or dogs? Set up an obstacle course in the yard with jumps, tunnels and other challenges.
  18. Make snow paint. Simply add food coloring to water and put in a spray bottle, then go out and paint your yard.

 

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Centennial Park

1005 S. Centennial Dr.

Munster

219-836-7275

 

Indiana Dunes State Park

1600 N. 25 E.

Chesterton

219-926-1952

 

Lemon Lake County Park

6322 W. 133rd Ave.

Crown Point

219-769-PARK (7275)

 

Lost Marsh Golf Course

1001 129th St.

Hammond,

219-932-4653

 

Oak Ridge Prairie

301 S. Colfax St.

Griffith

219-884-7238

 

Dyer Park Dept.

One Town Square

Dyer

219-865-2505

 

Forest Park Golf Course

155 Sheffield Dr.

Valparaiso

219-531-7888

 

Lake County Fairgrounds

889 S. Court St.

Crown Point

219-769-1161

 

Veterans Memorial Park

5899 E. 73rd Ave.

Hobart

219-942-2987

 

Woodland Park

2100 Willowcreek Rd.

Portage

219-762-1675

 

Lakewood Park

9701 Columbia Ave.

Munster

219-836-6927

 

Liberty Park

W. Main St. and N. Liberty St.

Lowell

219-696-1570

 

Dowling Park

175th and Parrish Ave.

Hammond

219-853-6376

 

Forsythe Park

119th St. and Parrish Ave.

Whiting-Hammond

219-659-7678

 

Meadows Park

9400 Southmoor Ave.

Highland

219-838-0114

 

Stoney Run County Park

142nd and Union St.

Leroy

219-996-6500

 

Forest Park

1158 Harrison Blvd.

Valparaiso

219-462-5144

 

Rogers Lakewood Park

5501 N. Meridian Rd.

Valparaiso

219-462-5144

 

Sunset Hill Farm County Park

775 Meridian Rd.

Valparaiso

219-465-3586

 

Countryside Park

5250 E. U.S. Hwy. 6

Portage

219-762-1675

 

Imagination Glen

2275 McCool Rd.

Portage

219-762-1675

 

Olson Memorial Park

6175 Sunrise Ave.

Portage

219-762-1675

 

Kesling Park

18th St.

LaPorte

219-326-9600

 

Red Mill Park

0185 S. Holmesville Rd.

LaPorte

219-325-8316

 

 

 

 

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