Okay, so the deep freeze is expected to end by Monday, so I'm not sure how much longer you'll be able to do any sledding in Owensboro or Evansville. However, it IS still January, and there's plenty of winter left (yay), so keep these in mind should we get a "next time" this season.

Man, I absolutely LOVED sledding when I was a kid. We lived over on Sunrise Drive which runs parallel to New Hartford Road and Breckenridge Street. On the other side of those thoroughfares is Rose Hill Cemetery, and it was the adjacent hill where we used to spend hours flying downhill, not caring how cold we were.

Medical facilities now line that stretch of road, but that doesn't mean Owensboro is without some awesome alternatives.

The Best Sledding in Owensboro

This one is legendary in Owensboro. I've sledded down it and so did my MOTHER back in the 1940s. It has more than earned its reputation.

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Dave Spencer/Townsquare Media

Honestly, Chautauqua Hill is so popular, it even has a "degree of difficulty" slope that has a very cool feature.

But Chautauqua Hill is not the only Owensboro option for sledders. Ben Hawes State Park offers a variety of hills--in terms of size--for "experts" and "novices." The Summit and Yellow Creek Park also come highly recommended.

The Best Sledding in Evansville

Now if you want to take your show on the road, Evansville has plenty of great hills for your sledding enjoyment. Just ask 14News Chief Meteorologist Jeff Lyons who was having a blast Friday morning on Reitz Hill. And yes, I've ALWAYS wanted to sled down Reitz Hill.

Actually, that entire campus is amazing, and what a view from the other side.

And if you want to keep it going, the Evansville Courier & Press recommends the impressive slopes at Helfrich Hills Golf Course, Indian Hill Overlook Park, Garvin Park, and Atkinson Park which is in Henderson.

Again, all the white stuff may be gone come Monday, but these are all good hills to keep in mind the next time Mother Nature cranks up the freezer.

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