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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sledding and Hot Chocolate


One of everyone's favorite winter activities is always sledding. There are many types of hills in Ottawa and the surrounding area. The NCC and City of Ottawa Hills are free of charge however the private hills each have their own admission rates.

The Greenbelt toboggan hills are located at:
  • Conroy Pit (Conroy Road south of Hunt Club Road). This location is lit from 4 pm to 11 pm 
  • Bruce Pit (Cedarview Road north of Hunt Club Road, across from Bell High School). 

Private Hills 

  • Calabogie Peaks Resort
    Tubing is available during scheduled times. Features one run and a magic carpet lift. ($10/day)
  • Mont Tremblant ($6-8)
    Features 8 trails for tubing and 2 rope tows to bring you up to the top.
  • Logos Land ($8)
    Snow tubing hill and trails
  • Mount Pakenham ($10)
    The Tube Park is located on a gentler slope.  Spectator area with campfire circle available.
  • Edelweiss ($9-23)
    Edelweiss has 8 runs for tube sliding and a lift to take you up to the top.
  • Le Domaine de L'Ange-Gardien ($10-12)
    This privately run hill has 8 different runs and a lift to bring you back up to the top.
City of Ottawa Hills
Alda Burt Park
1895 Smyth Road
Appleford Park
1879 Appleford Street
Appollo Crater Park
Between 1549 and 1633 Apollo Way
Barnabe Park
1797 Des Epinettes Avenue
Bayshore Park
175 Woodridge Crescent
Bridlewood Park
75 Bridlewood Drive
Brown's Inlet Park
Craig Street
Brucelands Park
2960 Baseline Road
Carlington Park
937 Clyde Aveneu
Cedarcroft Park
Beside 1232 Cedarcroft Cres.
Centennial Park
5572 Doctor Leach Drive
Centrepointe Park
114 Centrepointe Dr.
Chanonhouse Park
Chanonhouse Dr., Richmond
Corkstown Park
Corkstown Road
Craig Henry Park
135 Craig Henry Drive
Delorme Park
6591 Delorme Ave
Dragon Fly Park
2920 Findley Creek Drive
Dutchys Park
End of Range Road
Elmridge Park
1814 Elmridge Drive
Fallingbrook Park
Princess Louise Drive and Falwyn Crescent in Orleans
Four Seasons Park/Spratt/Rolling River
4386 Spratt Road
Gardenway Park
Gerald Poulin Park
1899 Du Clairvaux Road
Glandriel/Cardinal Creek Park
2130 Valin Street, Orleans
Green Creek Park
Green Creek Road
Half Moon Bay Park
Corner of Greenbank Road and Cambrian Road
Hillside Park
29 Larkspur Drive
Judge Park
837 Grenon Avenue
Kilborn Park/Grasshopper Hill
Kilborn Avenue between Quinn & Featherstone
Kinsella Park
6010 Prestwick Drive
Leslie Park
31 Abingdon Drive
Loyola Park
Loyola Avenue
MacDonald Gardens Park
Corner of Wurtemberg and Heney Street
Marcel Lalande Park
2157 Northlands Drive
Marchand Park
Beside 1145 Kenaston Street
McKendry Park
2567 Dow Street
Mooney's Bay Park
2960 Riverside Drive
Mulligan Park
Earl Mulligan Drive
Neill-Nesbitt Park (Foxfield)
62 Foxfield Drive and Holitman
North Gower RA/Alfred Taylor Recreation Facility
2276 Community Way
Old Tenth Line Park
Old Tenth Line parkland located east side of Old Tenth Line between St. Joseph and Tenth Line.
Orient Park
2359 Orient Park Drive
Queenswood Heights Centennial Park and Community Centre
1485 Duford Drive
Queenswood Ridge Park
346 Kennedy Lane East
Ricky Place Park
47 Rickey Place
Roy G. Hobbs CC
109 Larch Crescent
Roy Park
6210 Meadowglen Drive
Russell Boyd Park
Corner of St. Bernard Street and Olympic Way
Ski Hill Park
688 Laverendrye Drive
Stonecrest Park
220 Stoneway Drive
Tiger Lily Park
211 Hillman Marsh Way at the corner of Cedar Creek Drive
Utman Park
280 Mount Channon
Walter Baker Park
100 Walter Baker Place off Terry Fox Drive
Watters Park
841 Clearcrest Crescent
Westboro Park
411 Dovercourt Avenue
Wilfred Murray Park
1115 Dunning Road

When you arrive home from sledding and need something yummy to warm your tummy, try this Nutella Hot Cocoa!

Nutella Hot Cocoa
2 C milk
3 T Nutella
1 tsp Hershey's Cocoa Special Dark
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

In a small sauce pot, start heating the milk. Once warm, add Nutella and whisk together until smooth. Add cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Whisk and cook until it starts to boil. Pour into mugs and top with marshmallows. Serves 2

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