Winter is here. One fun winter activity for families is sledding. Did you know that even though Lincoln does not have a single mountain, it was once named a top 10 location for sledding by USA today!
Right here in our own capitol city is a top-rated sledding spot! Pioneers Park (3201 South Coddington Ave.) has ramps at the top of the hill that help sledders build up speed for the perfect adrenaline filled sled ride.
Another local favorite spot is Holmes Lake (70th and Normal Blvd) which has plenty of room for the perfect social distancing sled ride. Tanker Hill (5139 W Loring St) is a hidden gem in West Lincoln that boasts a fun hill, but also a great view of the city.
Just a short drive from Lincoln is Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (I-80 exit #426 near Ashland) featuring three runs that you can spend the day or night sledding on. The runs are open from 8am to 10pm and are lit after dark for a little night sledding under the winter sky.
Let’s wish for the perfect snow, bundle up the kids and pack up the sleds for some inexpensive winter memories. If you are not an adrenaline junkie, bring a chair and fill up the insulated bottle with a tasty hot beverage and enjoy watching the sledders fly down the hills of the beautiful great plains.