Saddle up for fun this year. People have been hitting the trails in on horseback in Wisconsin for as long they have vacationed in the Dairy State and the fun never grows old. It’s a chance to enjoy the amazing beauty of Wisconsin with a beautiful creature. It’s the perfect activity for people of all ages, including couples, friends and families. If you’re new to horseback riding, no problem. There are plenty of stables that cater to newbies and their gentle steeds will make the ride a breeze. If you’re a pro who likes to discover new trails, Wisconsin has ample riding opportunities, including trails that will take you through vast public forests. Park your trailer, unload your horse and start exploring the beautiful Wisconsin landscape.
Where can you find the perfect trail ride? Here are some recommendations, straight from the horse’s mouth.
NEED A HORSE?
If you’re looking for a place to go horseback riding that has everything you need – including a perfect horse – you’ll find it in Wisconsin. Here are some places that will get you on the trail:
Rocking W Stable
These stables, located in Eagle River, offer guided horseback rides for single and double riders. There’s also a pony ride for young children. Learn more.
Wild West Campground and Corral
This campground, located in Amherst, offers horseback trail riding led by an experienced guide. The campground has a Western flair that will take you back to earlier days on the trail. Learn more.
Holiday Acres Resort on Lake Thompson
This classic Northwoods resort near Rhinelander offers trail rides in the forest and fields that surround the resort. There’s a petting zoo for the kids and a Thursday morning breakfast ride. Learn more.
HAVE A HORSE?
The riding season is about to begin on public lands. Here are a couple of places to visit this season.
Kettle Moraine State Forest Northern Unit
Explore beautiful Wisconsin glacial terrain just north of West Bend. There’s trailer parking just off County Highway H. You’ll find 41 miles of bridle trail that are open April through November, depending on conditions. See a riding map here.
Copper Park Equestrian Trails
Just south of Ladysmith in Rusk County, you’ll find ten miles of riding in the Reclaimed Flambeau Mine Site. The trailhead is located off Copper Park Lane and the trails are on the east side of the Flambeau River.