How to Plan the Perfect Day of Horseback Riding in the Laurel Highlands

There are a few activities that bring up nostalgia and make you feel alive and aligned with nature. Horseback riding in the Laurel Highlands is one of them. A lot of people seem to forget that such an activity is accessible and miss out on a chance to experience an unforgettable adventure in nature. Don’t be one of them! In this blog, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about horseback riding in the area, what you need to think about before coming, and, of course, where you can enjoy this fun activity. Read on, take notes, and get ready to ride.

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You’re Going to Love Horseback Riding in the Laurel Highlands

What to Think About Prior to Your Trip

Going horseback riding is an exciting prospect. You either have never done it and wish to discover such a romantic activity or, like many, you spent your childhood years on the back of one of these majestic creatures. Either way, a ride through the lush forests of the Laurel Highlands is a treat you can’t turn down. While you’re packing, make sure you take a pair of boots with you (rain boots can do the trick if you don’t have anything else), a pair of comfortable pants so that you don’t feel too constricted, and, of course, a pair of gloves in case it’s chilly while you’re out riding. Don’t forget to bring a jacket as well! 

Find the Perfect Background for Your Horseback Riding Adventure

The Laurel Highlands is a wonderful playground for horseback riding. After all, we don’t lack gorgeous state parks! Forbes State Forest, for example, is by far the most popular park in the Laurel Highlands. Its 60,000 acres of land and 300 miles of trails offer unique natural features that make for the perfect horseback riding adventure. The forest is also home to some staple features, such as Mount Davis, the highest point in Pennsylvania!

Another place we love to recommend is Linn Run State Park. It features dazzling views for your excursion, especially on the Adams Falls Trail! Pass by marvelous waterfalls, rhododendrons and hemlocks, and even find a peaceful, mountainside oasis.

Horseback Riding Tours 

Now that you have a better idea of where to go horseback riding, it’s time to find a place that will offer you the chance to do so. Seven Springs Stable is one of our favorite spots to recommend. Not only is it close to Oak Lodge, but it also offers an impeccable experience. You can discover the beauty of mountaintops and lush forests as you follow your guide on your one-hour tour. The cost per person is $52, and riders must be at least 8 years old. The guided tours run from Wednesday to Sunday, weather permitting.

Return to Your Cozy Cabin at Oak Lodge

cabin 16 bedAfter riding all day, come home to a warm and welcoming cabin in the woods at Oak Lodge. Our B&B is one of the top places to stay in the Laurel Highlands and offers some of the most stellar views as well. You’ll love walking around our lake and trails and reconnecting with nature like you’ve always wanted to. Find some inner peace and serenity while enjoying our modern amenities and let the charm of our Pennsylvania inn wash away your stress. Browse our accommodations today to find the perfect room for you and your significant other and enhance your stay by booking one of our specials! We offer a variety of packages, including spa treatments, anniversary and birthday bundles, and more. Did we mention we also serve a delicious, homemade breakfast every morning? Our fluffy pancakes are topped with a mouthwatering maple syrup that we make right here on the property! Do you want to know the best part? You can buy a bottle or two of it to bring home to your relatives. We can’t think of a better (and yummy!) way of prolonging your vacation. 

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