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Coon's Hill today is a just a shadow of what it was decades ago. The single path hardly resembles the wide expanse that used to offer an imposing drop for dozens of sleds and toboggans. Much of the hill is now covered with brush and other growth.

Coon's Hill: Plenty of spills and thrills, but not much recorded history

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Coon's Hill in Hudson has provided many youths with spills and thrills, probably going as far back as the beginning of Hudson history.


Ironically, there is little information recorded about Coon's Hill. According to city officials, the site was deeded to the city from an organization that had a "boys camp."

Many Hudsonites describe their first venture down the hill with words ranging from "fun" to "sheer terror."

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