We may not boast the same rolling mountains as, say, the Northeast, but Chicago isn’t letting that hinder its sledding fun. From big-kid sledding hills to moderate slopes, there are snowy thrills to be found in Chicago and the suburbs this winter. Some even offer ice skating rinks for a full day of winter activities for kids.
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Best sledding hills
The lighted hill provides hours of fun, but if your kids crave more, there’s an ice skating rink here, too.
Soggy mittens and frosty temps can’t stop the fun at this Northwest Side hill—there’s a fire pit at the adjacent indoor warming center.
Henry C. Palmisano Nature Park
This garbage dump turned sledding hill, dubbed Mount Bridgeport by locals, prides itself on the magnificent southern view of Chicago’s skyline. Afterward, hop down the street to Jackalope Coffee to warm up over hot chocolate.