WHOOSH! At Chalet Toboggan Chutes in Mill Stream Run Reservation
, shrieking kids (and their parents) can shoot down two 1,000-foot refrigerated ice chutes.
Yes, it's even more fun than it sounds. No, it's not dangerous. Yes, it is very
thrilling. The Chalet
is a great place to get a snack and "chill out" with the family, as there are two fireplaces, a large-screen TV, indoor restrooms, and a snack bar.
Tobogganing rules state that children must be at least 42 inches tall to ride
, and those under 11 must be accompanied by an adult
. (We think five is about right for a minimum age, but use your discretion. We did see some wee ones who were having a ball!) All riders must wear gloves or mittens. No outside food or drinks are permitted inside The Chalet.
Note: the toboggans are heavy; children under thirteen - or even older than thirteen! - may require adult help with carrying the sled up the large hill. Having a couple strong adults along to share the load makes it much, much easier!