We also had a sled trail back in the woods. You had to be pretty careful, if you didn’t make the sharp turn at the bottom, you ended up in the brook. I don’t think our parents even knew about that one!
Our parents didn’t seem particularly worried, we even has the use of the sled that my mom still had from when she was a kid.
Free range kids. What a different world that was. I don’t think my kids spent 5 minutes where we didn’t know EXACTLY where they were and what they were doing.