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Posted on Sat, Feb 9, 2013 : 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy winter while you can on the best sledding hills in Ann Arbor

By Kyle Mattson

Believe it or not, Daylight Saving Time is only a month away and despite Saturday's perfect conditions for pond hockey, spring will be here before we know it.


Sophie Wegryn age 6 and her mom Ann get some air as they sled in Rolling Hills County Park in Ypsilanti Township.

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The forecast for next week is calling for above freezing high temperatures, which means this weekend may be your last shot at enjoying the best that winter has to offer.

To help you get your downhill thrills, we've compiled the following map of some long-time favorite sledding destinations around the county.

Did we leave your preferred hill out from the map? Tell us in the comments below and we'll add it in.

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Sun, Mar 3, 2013 : 12:38 a.m.

For those looking for a conditions update, went sledding today 3/2 and Veteran's is still in good shape. Agree with prior commenter that the big hill is questionable for children. It is very icy and very steep, you could easily loose control and hit something or wipe out badly. In fact there are several "no sledding" signs posted there. However, there is a slightly less steep hill at the opposite end, near near the baseball fields that is about perfect. Right now it is also less icy as well.


Sun, Feb 10, 2013 : 4:55 p.m.

Just glad the snow and ice are finally dispearing. Although I was told of a hill off 69 near the Indiana border with a wicked snow hill.


Sun, Feb 10, 2013 : 2:02 p.m.

I the hill behind Forsythe still available?


Sun, Feb 10, 2013 : 4:54 p.m.

I have seen sledders before school doing that hill. So who knows.

Old Salt

Sun, Feb 10, 2013 : 5:24 a.m.

Just for you younger folks, in the 1930's the city blocked off several strets in Ann Arbor for sledding three in particular were 8th street from Liberty to Washington, Division from Pckrdard to Hill and koch from 3rd St. to Main thru traffic was allowed on those street. Great fun.

Dan Ezekiel

Sat, Feb 9, 2013 : 11:44 p.m.

Wurster Park hill on W. Madison is a terrific family sledding hill.


Sat, Feb 9, 2013 : 8:01 p.m.

Vet's park is a death trap for plastic sleds, and potentially a bit risky for kids. At the bottom of the hill is a line of fence post anchors for the baseball diamond fence, big tubes every 10-15 feet sticking a few inches out of the ground. I don't remember seeing them in previos years, so I don't know if they are a result of recent work or if there was always enough snow packed over them that I just didn't see them before. Last week we went out there and there were about a half dozen shattered sled carcasses strewn about the hill. Seems like a liability to me, and I don't think we'll be running that hill again this season.


Sat, Feb 9, 2013 : 7:38 p.m.

When I was in school we used to sled down the hill behind the music school on north campus using trays from the Bursley cafeteria. There's a parking lot at the bottom of that hill now, probably not recommended anymore.

Dog Guy

Sat, Feb 9, 2013 : 7:05 p.m.

Hunt Park has the most fun sledding with its variety of slopes and angles, so many first-time sledders, and often a pack of dodgem dogs.