Head for the hills (and bring your sled)
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The snow is finally starting to fall in Milwaukee, which means that freshly coated hills across the county will soon be covered with throngs of bundled-up kids (and kids-at-heart) ready to ride their way down the slopes.
Grab your sled, toboggan or inner tube and challenge your friends and family in a race to the bottom of any of these area sledding spots. You can even take advantage of the area parks' lighted hills if the kid in you just wants one more run before it's time to defrost.
7301 W. Courtland Ave.
12020 W. Bradley Rd.
4235 S. Lipton Ave.
Hales Corners Park
5765 S. New Berlin Rd., Hales Corners
3614 N. Humboldt Blvd.
Next to the tennis courts across from McKinley Marina
9418 W. Washington St.
6001 S. 13th St.
2567 S. 79th St.
5400 N. 51st St.
524 S. Layton Blvd.
1500 E. Park Pl.
St. Mary's Hill
2323 N. Lake Dr.
4800 S. Lake Dr., Cudahy
Valley View Park
5051 S. Sunnyslope Rd., New Berlin
Wilson Recreation Park
4001 S. 20th St.
The Milwaukee County Parks provide lighting at the following sledding sites, so don an extra layer and hit these hills before and after dark:
Brown Deer Park
7835 N. Green Bay Road; lighted until 8 p.m.
3535 N. Mayfair Rd.; lighted until 9 p.m.
3000 S. Howell Ave.; lighted until 8 p.m.
2677 S. 16th St.; lighted until 10 p.m.
5879 S. 92nd St.; lit until 10 p.m.
Whitnall Park also keeps its clubhouse open for sledders from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays, so warm up with a cup of hot cocoa before, during or after the fun.
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