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.



Centennial Park

1005 S. Centennial Dr.




Indiana Dunes State Park

1600 N. 25 E.




Lemon Lake County Park

6322 W. 133rd Ave.

Crown Point

219-769-PARK (7275)


Lost Marsh Golf Course

1001 129th St.




Oak Ridge Prairie

301 S. Colfax St.




Dyer Park Dept.

One Town Square




Forest Park Golf Course

155 Sheffield Dr.




Lake County Fairgrounds

889 S. Court St.

Crown Point



Veterans Memorial Park

5899 E. 73rd Ave.




Woodland Park

2100 Willowcreek Rd.




Lakewood Park

9701 Columbia Ave.




Liberty Park

W. Main St. and N. Liberty St.




Dowling Park

175th and Parrish Ave.




Forsythe Park

119th St. and Parrish Ave.




Meadows Park

9400 Southmoor Ave.




Stoney Run County Park

142nd and Union St.




Forest Park

1158 Harrison Blvd.




Rogers Lakewood Park

5501 N. Meridian Rd.




Sunset Hill Farm County Park

775 Meridian Rd.




Countryside Park

5250 E. U.S. Hwy. 6




Imagination Glen

2275 McCool Rd.




Olson Memorial Park

6175 Sunrise Ave.




Kesling Park

18th St.




Red Mill Park

0185 S. Holmesville Rd.







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