Experience the exhilarating thrill of tobogganing right outside Cleveland! As the temperatures, many people tend to hibernate indoors, but breaking free from the cozy confines of home can cure the dreaded cabin fever. While winter may seem dreary, the Cleveland Metroparks transform into a picturesque wonderland, offering a perfect setting for winter enthusiasts.
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The icy rush of tobogganing, originating from northern Canada and perfected by the Innu and Cree, is a must-try winter activity. At The Chalet in Mill Stream Run Reservation, you can enjoy this super-speedy sledding experience without the need for natural snow.
Unlike traditional toboggan runs, The Chalet features refrigerated twin chutes, ensuring a thrilling ride from the day after Thanksgiving through the first weekend in March, weather permitting. Even without a snow-covered landscape, these chutes provide a winter adventure for all. Check the park website for varying open hours depending on the month.
Prepare for a workout as you climb 108 steps to reach the top of the 700-foot chutes. Grip the handle tightly and brace against the cold wind as you descend, making sure to bring along gloves or mittens – a requirement for the ride. Tickets are available for single rides or opt for the fan-favorite all-day pass.
Discover the unexpected joy of tobogganing in Cleveland at The Chalet, located at 6200 Valley Pkwy. in Strongsville, nestled between Routes 42 and 82.