Best Horseback Riding Trails In New England

Earl Hamilton
• Sunday, 08 November, 2020
• 7 min read

From the rolling hills of Vermont to the open meadows of Boston’s North Shore, New England has destinations for all equestrians. Whether you desire to compete, spectate or ride on the miles of trails surrounding many properties, you can find the perfect setting in New England.

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The most charming waterfront town with great shopping and restaurants Proximity to Manchester Airport Franconia Notch Stables located next to the Inn offers one-hour tours five times daily, every day of the week.

You’ll traverse forests and fields with breathtaking mountain views and the regular sighting of deer, turkeys, turtles, and even moose. Children under eight can enjoy their own have a short pony ride with a lead rope.

You and your four-legged companion will ride along smoothly from start to finish with the help of a guide. Nothing is more New England than being surrounded by trees with changing leaves of yellow, red, orange, and more.

A blue sky with some crisp air to match will help put all the colors into perspective, and this all-levels ride will be quite relaxing. We’ll also send you other ideas to pair your autumnal adventure with when you sign up using the button below.

Explore the most popular horsebackridingtrails in Massachusetts with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you. Lynn Woods Reservation Length: 4.4 mi • Est.

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As of April 2020, there are a few trails on the northern park boundary that are closed to hikers. Whitehall State Park Length: 8 mi • Est.

Note: As of August 15, 2021, users have reported one side of the trail is closed due to tree fall. A loop hike around the reservoir starting from the boat launch.

Please be mindful and considerate when hiking this trail as parts of it are on private property (backyards of people's homes). World's End Trail Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Length: 3.8 mi • Est.

F. Gilbert Hills State Forest Length: 7.1 mi • Est. Off-road motorcycle driving is allowed May – November ONLY on the “Mountain Bike/Motorcycle Trail”.

Enjoy the spectacular property as you walk, trot or canter through mountain pastures, over miles of trails. Experienced rider or new in the saddle, our professional instructors will help you to improve your riding ability, English or Western, on your horse or one of ours.

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Bring your horse for the day and ride our miles of scenic trails, use our rings and cross-country course. An ATM approved helmet is required and available and smooth soled boots with a heel are recommended to ride at the Resort.

Mental Trailhead District National Park Length: 9.7 mi • Est. The Mental Trail is a traffic free route along the former Midland Railway line for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users through some of the Peak District's most spectacular limestone dales.

The public can now experience the full length of the former railway route at their own pace and see breathtaking views from numerous look-out points. Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Length: 5 mi • Est.

An undulating walk from Ran more Common in the Surrey Hills, through part of the National Trust estate of Poles den Lacey. There are good views of the Mole Gap, London and, on a clear day, the South Downs.

The tracks can be very muddy and slippery so stout boots or galoshes with good grip are recommended. You can take an optional detour to enter the grounds or house of Poles den Lacey, but admission fees apply for this (free for National Trust members).

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There are toilets and a tearoom within the grounds of Poles den Lacey (admission fees would apply for this). The Poles den Lacey Estate and parts of Ran more Common and Denies Hillside are owned by the National Trust.

Please respect National Trust bylaws, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code. Note: As of November 13, 2021, users have reported that there is a signed detour due to downed trees.

The Sim onside Hills lie within Northumberland National Park on the northern-most edge of Hardwood forest and have beckoned walkers for years because of their wild and rugged beauty. The range dominates the skyline forming a dramatic southern backdrop to the middle reaches of the River Croquet.

Discover the small and charming village of Winder mere situated in the Lake District and its scenic landscapes. Get to explore the many outdoors activities, such as mountain biking, horse riding, boat tours, climbing and much more.

Throughout the walk you'll have magnificent views of Windsor Castle as well as a chance to see some famous statues within the park such as the Copper Horse. The walk follows a mixture of tarmac paths, grass avenues and sand tracks some of which will be muddy after wet weather.

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There are several gradual ascents and descents throughout the walk, but these are well worthwhile with the views the hill tops provide. Dogs are welcome in the Great Park, although they need to be on leads in some areas and under close control at all times.

You are likely to share the paths with many cyclists and horse riders and you will also pass through part of the deer park. Brigham Circular New Forest National Park Length: 5.9 mi • Est.

North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Length: 3 mi • Est. Ahead Common National Nature Reserve Length: 4.1 mi • Est.

The Star is perfectly placed for exploring the adjacent common and on fine days there are gorgeous gardens and decking to enjoy some alfresco dining. The walking route explores the stunning Ahead Common National Nature Reserve, with views across open countryside, large expanses of ancient woodland and pretty lakes along the way.

Enjoy the panoramic views, wildlife, waterfalls, lakes and so many other outdoors activities. If you're planning a weekend getaway there are several camping sites available and facilities for you to spend a wonderful time out there immersed in nature.

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Enjoy the day at Shirley Country Park on this 9 km trail and go on a nature trip all your long. Great place for walking, cycling, horse riding, bird watching, angling, picnicking, kite flying, jogging, wayfaring, photography and much more.

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