This post is written by Casey Brown, sales/development coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @CbusCasey.

sleddingJanuary may have come and gone, but we still have to face a few more months of winter. With the amount of snow and Columbus has seen so far we can only expect more to come. I myself get cabin fever after two minutes, so I have to find means of entertainment quickly.

Columbus may not have mountains, but we have plenty of hills and parks that are perfect for filling your day with sledding and other snow fun. Since many golf courses have taken measures to keep us off their tempting hills, I’ve compiled a list of a few sledding spots in and around Columbus.

Battelle Darby Creek has a dedicated sledding hill along with cross-country skiing. Plus you can turn this into an educational trip with you kids and visit the nature center open on weekends from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

sledding3Highbanks is another one of our great metro parks with sledding hills. That’s right hills, plural. One for the younger kids, and another for the more daring teenagers and adults.

Scioto Park, home to the sculpture honoring Wyandot Chief Leatherlips, also has a quality sledding hill available. Another is Wyman Woods in Grandview Heights along Goodale Boulevard. If you’re looking for a calmer ride, try Schiller Park in German Village.

This is by no means a complete list, but it is a start. So bundle up during our next polar vortex and hit the local sledding hills!