Be it the 22 inch blizzard of December 26, 2010, the 12 inch snowfall of January 12, 2011, the 14 inch snowfall of January 27, 2011 or just a couple of inches of snow, families drive to Holmdel Park to sleigh ride.
After parking, Paddy and I checked out the Shelter Building. Inside were plenty of picnic benches to unload snow gear and enjoy a nice warm fire.
Back outside, the big hill in the distance, we walked down the trail to the major sledding area. In recent years, the number of Flexible Flyer type sleds diminished in favor of the plastic snow tubes, plastic saucers and thin plastic sheets. Everyone was having a great time.
Even though the big hill was available, some folks were just as happy to slide down small mounds of snow only 4 feet to 7 feet high pushed up by the snow plows.
In addition to sledding, there were day campers in tents, fathers pulling their kids in the snow, folks walking their dogs and trail hikers.
The park had installed night lights and the shelter building had a different look, but the fire was still maintained and kept folks nice and warm.
After dark the hill is lit and lots of folks were having fun.
Holmdel is a very nice park and in the snow season, the roads and parking lots are plowed and sanded.
While immensely popular during snow days, Holmdel Park offers year round adventures worth visiting.