Sledding

Tourne Park

Size: 
547 acres

Location

Tourne County Park
McCafferty Lane
Denville, NJ 07834
United States
40° 54' 32.5224" N, 74° 26' 47.2524" W

Tourne County Park is part of the Morris County Park System and has portions located in Boonton, Denville and Mountain Lakes, NJ. Hiking is a popular activity within the park and the Yellow Trail offers scenic views at the Top of Tourne. The trails are also used for biking and horseback riding.

During the winter months, Tourne park is a popular place for cross country skiing. A portion of McCafferty Lane is gated to vehicular traffic and is used as a sledding hill.

Cowan Lake State Park

Size: 
1075 acres

Location

Cowan Lake State Park
1750 Osborn Road
Wilmington, OH 45177
United States
Phone: (937) 382-1096
39° 23' 17.592" N, 83° 52' 58.9044" W

Cowan Lake State Park is located in Clinton County, Ohio. A central feature of the park is the 700-acre Cowan Lake, which is surrounded by deciduous forest comprised of maple and beech trees.

Indian Cave State Park

Size: 
3052 acres

Location

Indian Cave State Park
65296 720 Road
Shubert, NE 68437
United States
Phone: (402) 883-2575
40° 15' 45.5832" N, 95° 34' 18.426" W

Indian Cave State Park is located in Southeast Nebraska near the Missouri River. The park is named for a large sandstone cavity whose walls are etched with petroglyphs.

The Missouri River provides plenty of recreation opportunities for families. Boating is popular and a boat ramp provides river access. Fishing is available on the shoreline of the river and via boat.

Fort Harrison State Park

Size: 
1700 acres

Location

Fort Harrison State Park
6002 North Post Road
Indianapolis, IN 46216
United States
Phone: (317) 591-0904
39° 52' 2.136" N, 86° 0' 50.6376" W

Fort Harrison State Park is located in Lawrence, Indiana and is 9 miles from downtown Indianapolis. It is located at the former site of Fort Benjamin Harrison, which was opened in 1906. As a result of the end of the Cold War, the fort was decommissioned in 1991 and in 1995 over half of the land was given to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for use as a park.

Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Size: 
12000 acres

Location

Golden Gate Canyon State Park
92 Crawford Gulch Road
Golden, CO 80403
United States
Phone: (303) 582-3707
39° 48' 4.014" N, 105° 17' 54.7296" W

Golden Gate Canyon State Park is located 30 miles west of Denver, Colorado and is a great escape for families in the city. The park is known for being picturesque during the autumn and snowy winters.

Farragut State Park

Size: 
4000 acres

Location

Farragut State Park
13550 East Highway 54
Athol, ID 83801
United States
Phone: (208) 683-2425
47° 57' 5.5152" N, 116° 36' 10.0008" W

Farragut State Park is located in Northern Idaho near the town of Athol. The park located in the Coeur d'Alene Mountains at the southern tip of the Lake Pend Oreille, the largest lake in Idaho. During World War II, the Lake was used as an inland Naval training base and the park is named for Admiral David Farragut, who was the first Admiral in the United States Navy.

The Eagle boat launch provides boating access to the lake.

Schooley's Mountain County Park

Size: 
797 acres

Location

Schooley's Mountain County Park
91 E Springtown Rd.
Long Valley, NJ 07853
United States
Phone: (908) 876-4293
40° 48' 7.5312" N, 74° 47' 19.1832" W

Schooley's Mountain County Park is located in Long Valley, New Jersey on the site of the YMCA Camp Washington. There is an 8 acre lake that offers fishing and ice skating. A 470 foot floating bridge is a unique aspect of the park and provides access to the lake from Schooley's Mountain Park Lodge. The South Branch of the Raritan River flows through the southern end of the park. The park features upland meadows and a boulder-filled gorge.

Clarence Fahnestock State Park

Size: 
14086 acres

Location

Clarence Fahnestock State Park
1498 Route 301
Carmel, NY 10512
United States
Phone: (845) 225-7207
41° 28' 12.5832" N, 73° 49' 32.8296" W

Clarence Fahnestock State Park is located in Putnam and Dutchess Counties in New York. The park has over 14,000 acres of forest and has a rich history for mining iron ore. Evidence of the iron industry remain in the form of mine excavations and stone building foundations.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Size: 
265769 acres

Location

Rocky Mountain National Park
1000 U.S. 36
Estes Park, CO 80517
United States
Phone: (970) 586-1206
40° 22' 31.422" N, 105° 30' 21.42" W

Rocky Mountain National Park is located in Colorado and protects over a quarter of a million acres of the Rocky Mountain chain. The Continental Divide splits the park, resulting in the eastern and western portions of the park having different characteristics. The eastern portion of the park is typically drier and has glaciated peaks, while the western portion is typically wet and lush.

Cook Forest State Park

Size: 
8500 acres

Location

Cook Forest State Park
113 River Road
Cooksburg, PA 16217
United States
Phone: (814) 744-8407
41° 19' 41.7756" N, 79° 11' 14.4672" W

Cook Forest State Park is designated one of Twenty Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks by the Pennsylvania DCNR. The Clarion River runs through the park and offers paddling and trout fishing.

There are 29 miles of hiking trails, including a portion of the 140-mile Baker Trail. There are 24 rustic cabins and 210 campsites for overnight stays.

Birding is a popular activity within the park. The PA DCNR offers a downloadable bird checklist for Cook Forest State Park.