NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — What’s a snow day without a freewheeling trip to the sledding hill?

At Ewen Park in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, there was plenty of downhill fun to be had Tuesday, 1010 WINS’ Derricke Dennis reported.

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“Yep, we’re having a good time here,” said Christopher, who brought his 6-year-old brother to the steep snow-covered hill, mounted their plastic sled, held each other close and then went for a ride.

Eight-year-old Miller described the sledding as “fun, but scary fun.”

“If it was a blizzard right now, this wouldn’t be happening,” the relieved boy said.

Miller’s mom was getting some winter exercise in, too. She said it beats the gym — and the office.

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“I’d rather be playing with this white stuff than white paperwork,” she said.

CBS2’s Tony Aiello visited a snow day hotspot in Westchester County where Soundshore families sled to their hearts’ content.

“Oh it’s really fast, it’s like sometimes you might go 100 miles per hour!” Dominic Bierman said.

“It’s crowded and a little bit icy but it’s still fun,” Katherine O’Connell said.

At Columbus Circle, CBS2’s Diane Macedo spotted a man carrying a snowboard bound for Central Park.

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“So excited about the snow,” he said. “I can’t wait to have a snowboarding in Central Park.”

After hours of digging out in Suffolk County, where more than 2 feet of snow fell in some areas, it was time for some fun for Joseph Bellomo.

“We’re going sledding.We’re taking advantage of the weather that we don’t get all the time,” he said.

Little Charlie said this is exactly the storm he was hoping for, “because no school.” Instead he got to spend the day with his friends sliding down the hills in his Farmingdale neighborhood.

“I’m very happy,” he said.

Bellomo said he’s not happy he lost a day’s pay after not being able to get to work, but he’s enjoying being a parent and watching his kids play in the snow.

“I think it’s awesome. It creates memories that you’ll remember for years to come,” he said.

While the snow may have been a hassle for some, for man’s best friend it’s a treat.

At Ward Acres Park in New Rochelle, the accumulation delighted snow-loving dogs.

“I couldn’t wait to get to the dog run so that motivated me to get out here,” Brian Feinblum said. “I love watching her; she eats the snow it’s like it’s her donut!”

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