The Best Sledding Hills in Rhode Island

Grab your sturdiest snow tube and head to these great Ocean State sledding spots.

Sledding at the sand dunes in West Greenwich. Photo by Chris Vaccaro

Maybe you’re willing to risk scars and stitches for a thrill at Suicide Hill. Maybe you’d like to experience the majesty of western Rhode Island condensed into a singular space: sledding hill, trails, pond — even a parking lot. Or maybe you just need a quick spot where you can take the kids before signing in to school for the morning. No matter your snow day need, these are our favorite sledding spots across Rhode Island.

Blackstone Valley

Durfee Hill Management Area, Reynolds Road (Route 94), Glocester
Diamond Hill Park, 4125 Diamond Hill Rd., Cumberland
Jenks Park, Broad Street, Central Falls
Chase Farm, Great Road, Lincoln
Hill behind Lincoln High School, 135 Old River Rd., Lincoln
Cold Spring Park, Katherine Road, Woonsocket
Daggett Field, 401 Daggett Ave., Pawtucket

Providence

India Point Park, 225 India St, Providence.
Roger Williams Park (small hill by the Temple to Music; larger one across the street), F C Greene Memorial Blvd., Providence.

East Bay

Suicide Hill, fourth hole at the Barrington Country Club, 150 Nayatt Rd, Barrington.
Burr’s Hill Park, Water Street, Warren.
Hill near the Bristol Rec Center at Colt State Park, Hope Street, Bristol

West Bay

Sand dunes at the Big River Management Area, Division Street, West Greenwich
Salter Grove Memorial Park, Narragansett Avenue, Warwick
Academy Field, Rector Street, East Greenwich

South County

Village Green, 1020 Kingstown Rd., South Kingstown
Hills behind Wakefield Elementary, 101 High St., South Kingstown
Wickford Elementary School, 99 Phillips St., North Kingstown
Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly

Newport County

St. George’s School, Purgatory Road, Newport
Fort Adams State Park, Fort Adams Drive, Newport
Shorby Hill, Shorby Drive, Jamestown

A hearty thanks to the Rhode Island Monthly brain trust — a cohort of wise locals from all corners of the state — who helped compile this list.

Do you have a favorite sledding spot? Let us know and we’ll add it to our list!