Seasonal hunting does take place and is one of the many activities enjoyed in the forest, primarily in spring and fall. Hunting is a safe recreational activity when practiced responsibly and non-hunters may feel comfortable using the woods at any time of the year.
Hope Bay Forest Provincial Nature Reserve Length: 25.3 mi • Est. Horseback trail riding in Ontario continues to rise in popularity, especially during a period when city folks are rediscovering the allure of outdoor recreation.
Sandy Lane Resort, home to 16 fully self-contained Haliburton cottage rentals, has a strong relationship with a nearby stable: South Algonquin Trails. Some of the most reposeful horseback trail riding in Ontario can be discovered in these serene stretches of backcountry, particularly during autumn’s vibrant peak or late summer’s golden haze.
Longer trips meander past gushing waterfalls, rocky creeks, towering (and original) hemlocks, and thriving birdlife. Approximately 30 minutes west of Sandy Lane, one of the most affordable cottage resorts in Ontario, lies Rocky Top Farm, a family-friendly outpost offering hands-on riding lessons.
Brace bridge’s Maple Lane Farms is home to arguably the most popular horseback trail riding in Ontario near Lake Muskox. Halls Lake’s Sandy Lane Resort is an idyllic place to relax, splash, and paddle after spending so much time in self-isolation.
Other common summer and fall activities include cycling expeditions, backcountry Having, canopy tours, and fishing. According to TripSavvy, Algonquin Park is one of the Best Places to See Fall Colors in Canada.” This particularly serene slice of Southeastern Ontario transforms from hunter green into a jaw-dropping meld of marigold, amber, and Kelly green during autumn’s peak, which draws thousands of travelers from the Greater Toronto Area.
While all of our riders will have ample time to paddle through serene waters, soak inside a soothing sauna, fish in one of our two lakes, these horseback excursions will unquestionably be the highlight of your well-deserved, much-needed getaway from nearby Toronto. Guests often paddle through our secluded lake, unwind in our wilderness sauna, and share absorbing stories of previous horseback riding adventures around a crackling bonfire.
Plan a unique equestrian getaway at Whinny Acres in Beaver Valley or live the life of a wrangler at Rawhide Adventures in Melbourne. Treat yourself to a horse therapy session at Honor Bay Riding Stable, located on Manitoulin Island.
Arabian horses are one of the most prized breeds, find out why at Stewart Coughlin Riding Ranch in the Aladdin Highlands. For a unique adventure, try winter trail riding, and keep your camera close for great wildlife viewing.
The Ranch in Oakville also provides lessons all year round for adults and children, while Mountain View Stables in Blue Mountains, near Collingwood offers over 180 acres of woodland and pasture for great trail rides and riding lesson. Getaway to Texas Longhorn Ranch in Strategy; set out on a guided trail ride, enjoy hearty ranch-style meals, toast marshmallows over your private fire pit, and to top it off, stay in a cozy covered wagon.
Nestled in the rugged Canadian Shield, On Doeler’s Ranch offers customizable pack trips and cabin packages aimed to suit your level of riding experience, as well as to get you full exposure to the lakes, forest, trails and waterfalls. Set up your tent or RV at Horse Country Campground in Ottawa Valley, and take advantage of great riding packages, beach, pool and hot tub.
DreamCatcher Farm is set on 110 acres of lush green rolling hills just minutes north of Kingston. The expansive facility offers lessons, leasing, boarding, summer camps, and other events such as riding and enrichment clinics, horse shows and theory programs.
Whether you want to learn to ride or continue your training, we offer programs for everyone from beginners to advanced riders. Our Summer Camp Program is perfect for any child no matter their experience level.
The Regular camp program focuses on horse care theory and practical horsemanship while the Extreme camp option concentrates on improving technical skills through additional riding sessions. Trail rides and wagon experiences are fun for the entire family, from the beginner to experienced rider.
Sun Valley Stables also provides western horsemanship lessons and training programs for children and adults from beginner to intermediate-level riders. Ask us for a tour of our historic wagons and carriages while at the Sun Valley Stables.
We also offer “Gift Certificates” that can also be purchased on the “Book Today” button. As soon as I receive your purchase I will gladly email you a personalized certificate.
HorsebackRiding The horse ranch, is a 2-minute drive from the resort with bookings made at our front office. 2) At the Township Rink, a short 15-minute walk into the Village, general skating or skirmish hockey (all invited).
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The view from the expansive rear deck as the sun sets over the horizon of the Mississippi River bluffs will take your breath away. Prairie Ridge is located within walking distance of our ATV parking area.
All luxury suites, each decorated to its own theme, feature an ultra-comfy, king-size, triple-sheeted canopy bed, private bath with Whirlpool, fireplace, daybed, comfy sitting area, mini-refrigerator and direct access to the expansive wrap-around decks. The Original Lodge is located within walking distance of our ATV parking area.
An incredible Great Room (where many of our spectacular photos are taken), Recreation Room, and front and back decks provide the perfect Illinois ATV vacation lodge rental for those looking for a great value and larger groups. All cabins are carefully crafted with knotty pine and cedar walls, fifteen-foot vaulted ceilings, hand-carved Old Hickory furniture, fixtures and appliances.
Each cabin with hot tub and fireplace also features an ultra-comfy, king-size bed, large 4K HD television with 4K Blu-ray player, relaxing private deck with barbecue grill, kitchen, and private fire pit to roast marshmallows or to make your own s’mores. Wake up in the morning with a cup of coffee and step outside to listen to the wild turkeys gobble around you or watch the whitetail deer feed in the meadow at the bottom of the valley.
This cabin sits approximately 5 miles from our main ATV trailing riding park. These cabin packages are great for those looking to have a more private and secluded ATV vacation.
When staying in these cabins, we offer all the same activities and amenities besides the meal plan option. While you will probably want to spend most of your vacation riding our ATV trials, you may want to venture out and enjoy all the Local Attractions that are within a short drive from the resort.