Skip to main content
  1. Leisure
  2. Travel
  3. International Travel

Chestnut Ridge Park offers winter activities, Winterfest

See also

Chestnut Ridge Park, located at 6121 Chestnut Ridge Rd. in Orchard Park, plays host to visitors throughout the week for numerous winter activities, and the best thing about it is the price – it’s all free!

Chestnut Ridge Park is the home of four toboggan runs, which are open on Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m. and holidays and weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The park also offers other winter sports activities, including sledding (hill open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, hiking and cross-country skiing (ungroomed).

Chestnut Ridge will also host Winterfest 2014, taking place Sunday, January 26th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature sledding, tobogganing, snowboarding, curling, arts and crafts, a snow sculpture contest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., hayrides from noon to 3 p.m. ($3 per person) and magic shows by Rian Lehman at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For more information on any of these activities, visit Chestnut Ridge’s page on the Erie County Parks website. Find information on other Erie County parks and their activities for winter at the Erie County Parks website.

Check out all of Paula’s Buffalo Examiner columns:

· Buffalo Events

· Buffalo Sports Travel

· Buffalo Travel

· Buffalo Gardening

· Buffalo Baking

· Buffalo Motorsports

Follow Paula on:

· Facebook – Paula Thompson Freelance

· Twitter - @paulat14

· Website – paulathompsonfreelance.com

· Flickr – PaulaThompsonFreelance

Contact Paula at paulathompsonfreelance@gmail.com

Advertisement

Leisure

  • Cleansing foods
    Healthy cleansing foods that will nourish you inside and out
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Mustang
    Get the scoop: Ford released detailed specs on the 2015 Mustang
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Banyan Tree
    See why The Banyan Tree in Lahaina is a top Maui attraction
    Camera
    10 Photos
  • Parmesan crusted burger
    The burger makes a statement with its overflow of melted swiss cheese over a hot beef patty
    Camera
    6 Photos
  • Oaks Spa
    Just keep moving is theme at Oaks at Ojai, California’s primo budget spa
    Camera
    6 Photos
  • Smoothie
    To cool your summer days off try a plum-cherry-lychee smoothie
    Camera
    20 Photos