Winter Fun at Bloomer Park: Sledding and Snowshoeing
There’s a saying: If you can’t beat them, join them. Well, that apparently goes for winter as well. Old Man Winter isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, so on a recent Sunday afternoon, my family suited up for some winter fun at Bloomer Park in Rochester.
It was a peaceful trek and we were plenty warm.
After that, we shed our snowshoes and took a nice walk to the sledding hill. It did not disappoint. About a half-dozen families were enjoying the massive hill, with several lanes to sled down and one that is dedicated only to walking up, meaning collisions will be a non-issue. You also aren’t allowed to use skis or snowboards and we saw everyone following the rules, taking turns and having a blast.
This sledding hill is really for older children. I would say kids 5 and up will get the most out of it, but there is a smaller, gentler hill near the parking area that we saw smaller children enjoying.
There is an admission fee to the park, but on this day, no one was collecting money. However, you might want to be prepared because normally, there is a gate attendant gathering admission. It’s open from 9 a.m.
until 5 p.m.
We had a blast and will be back for more after the next snowfall!