Helloooo winter! After months of wondering if we’d see the old man this year, he’s come back full force in the last few days giving us snow days, skating and other great features of a Canadian winter. I personally am not a big fan of this time of year but I’m coming around and considering taking up cross country skiing, or at the very least, not being afraid to go outside.
As a kid, the one thing my friends or parents could offer up to get me outside in January was tobogganing. There was nothing more fun than flying down a hill at full speed on a beautiful, sunny winter day. The hike back up wasn’t so fun but the promise of more was enough. I haven’t participated in this great winter tradition since a less than successful attempt with garbage bags on Summerhill as a student at Queen’s many moons ago, so I wouldn’t even know where to begin looking for a hill in Kingston. After some research, I’ve come up with a list of places that seem to be pretty popular amongst Kingstonians. So this week’s poll asks:
Where is the best place to toboggan in Kingston?
- Fort Henry (45%, 69 Votes)
- North side of Princess at Portsmouth (21%, 32 Votes)
- Somewhere else entirely (16%, 24 Votes)
- Lions Civic Gardens (14%, 22 Votes)
- Summerhill (3%, 5 Votes)
Total Voters: 152
Are these the hills you frequent? Or perhaps there’s a secret gem of a hill that we’re missing along highway 2 or 15, on Wolfe Island or elsewhere in the township. Drop off a comment below and let us know where you like to get your downhill adrenaline rush.
Thanks to OldOnliner for today’s photo.