Sledding at Casey's Hill in Underhill, Vermont
January 11, 2010
Casey’s Hill is a famous sledding hill in the Pleasant Valley area of Underhill, Vermont. The hill, which sits in the shadow of Mount Mansfield, has been a popular sledding destination for generations. On any given winter weekend, you’ll find dozens of kids and families gliding across the snow on toboggans, tubes, and sliders.
Casey’s Hill was purchased by the Town of Underhill in 2005 and will remain protected from development thanks to the town, the Jericho Underhill Land Trust and the Vermont Land Trust. It’s nice to know that such a special place will never change.
Chris PetrakPosted at 20:32h, 11 January
I think those sledding hills are great – I remember them fondly from my youth – still have a vivid image of a favorite hill on a public golf course near my home in Detroit. Now practically everyone wants a ride up the hill. Great for kids to walk – makes the ride down more fun!
A New England LifePosted at 00:09h, 13 January
So many of these types of places have been shut down because they are considered a liability. It’s nice to see a town supporting so much fun!
JennyPosted at 20:30h, 13 January
It’s so weird but I’ve never thought about the vulnerability of sledding hills…I always think about the old house, old building aspect. I’m glad they are saving this with a trust. Progess is sometimes so frustrating. Neat blog.
Erica HouskeeperPosted at 11:09h, 14 January
Hi Chris –Thanks! It definitely makes for a good workout walking up those hills. Chairlifts and gondolas have spoiled us!
Hi Sharon — The hill is great, and it’s very scenic area, so we’re all thankful it’s protected. Thanks for stopping by.
Hi Jenny — You’re so right. We always think of houses and landmarks to save, but not sledding hills. Quite a bit of land in Vermont is protected through trusts and conservation. I wonder how many other sledding hills are protected in Vermont. Thanks for visiting!
dougquinnPosted at 17:56h, 15 October
What a great sledding hill! We didn’t really have anything near my house when I was growing up, we had to drive about an hour to get there. Some of my favorite times in the snow! I even remember my mom made us wear these snow shoes that are similar to Yaktrax. Those things were almost more dangerous than the sledding itself!
sarahPosted at 14:52h, 19 January
i grew up in Underhill and Burlington- I used to play with Patrick Casey when he was with his grandparents on the farm across the street. Sledding on Casey’s Hill was a big part of my childhood. I tell my kids about it all the time. We live in flat Toronto, where a thrilling run for them is 20 feet and about 36 degrees! Thanks for letting me know Casey’s Hill is still there! (my cousin posted this link on Facebook)
PeterPosted at 04:44h, 21 April
I grew up just up the road (ca 1970) and with my brothers, we’d roll down the hill in summer. The Caseys were always very kind to us, even offer us a glass of water after we’d exhaust ourselves!
EricaPosted at 09:35h, 25 April
What a great place to grow up! The hill is incredible, and it’s one of the most gorgeous settings ever! Glad you have great memories of this wonderful place! -Erica
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