Where to find a sleigh ride or winter hay ride in your area!Sleigh rides at Two Below Zero in Breckinridge, Colorado

There's nothing like a sleigh ride on a cold winter day!  Whether you are going for a midwinter activity in January, February or March, or going in December to pick a Christmas tree, cut your own tree, get one already cut, or just want a fun and romantic sleigh ride or horse-drawn hayride; here's the complete list of where to find sleighrides.  If I've missed farms or stables offering sleigh rides, please write me to suggest them! 

Many of the sleigh and winter hay rides are offered by Christmas tree farms that have cut-your-own trees, precut or you-choose-and-they-cut trees, but just as many are offered by stables that operate sleigh rides throughout the winter (and carriage ride, hayrides and horse riding in the other months). 

 Except in very cold northern or mountainous area, sleigh rides are usually catch-as-catch can, meaning you must call in advance to reserve a spot on a list.  Then IF there is a sufficient snowfall, they will call you back and ask if you want to go.

Also keep in mind that due to the absence of snow, many more farms offer wagon rides and hayrides. So if you can't find a sleigh ride in your area, don't despair, try a hay ride instead; you can find them in almost every area!  If you want a hayride or wagon ride instead, click here to find one near you!

Before you go ALWAYS CALL THEM to verify:

  1. the availability on the date and time that you want.
  2. the nature of the sleigh ride (is it a sleigh on sleds, or a wagon made to look like a sleigh, is there hay or blankets, how long is the ride, what is the terrain or scenery, how cold is it) and
  3. the price.

Click on the blue links below, of the area closest to you.  Then just scroll down the page and look for the yellow highlighted "sleigh rides".  I've indicated the number of farms/stables below! Also see this section for sleigh riding tips!


Arizona

There are a half dozen in Arizona. See this page.

California

Eldorado County -1 sleigh ride location

Mariposa County -1 sleigh ride location

Solano County - 1 sleigh ride location

Placer County - 1 sleigh ride location

Colorado

Summit County (Breckenridge)- 3 sleigh ride locations

Connecticut

Hartford - 3 sleigh ride locations

Eastern CT (New London County) - 2 locations

Southern CT - 1 sleigh ride location

Western CT - 2 sleigh ride locations

Florida

Idaho

Blaine County - 1 sleigh ride location

Illinois

  • GoSleigh.com Countryside Christmas - sleigh rides, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting), snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Beautiful rural setting, skiing nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed,
    10009 Lilja Road, Harvard, IL 60033. Phone: 815-600-8066. Email: contact@gosleigh.com. Open: Call for reservations; Open for sleigh rides throughout the winter season; Visit GoSleigh.com for latest hours and sleigh ride availability. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We're approximately 35 minutes east of Rockford, or 1 hour northwest of O'Hare airport. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Join GoSleigh.com Countryside Christmas for a day of snow packed fun! Affordable luxury sleigh rides and more! Visit GoSleigh.com for details!. (UPDATED: November 23, 2011)

Chicago area - 4 sleigh ride locations

St. Louis Area (in Illinois)- 1 sleigh ride location

Northwest Illinois - 1 sleigh ride location

Indiana

Northern Indiana - 1 sleigh ride location

Central Indiana:

Childs' Farm - Follows organic practices, horse-drawn hayrides, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting), Fresh eggs, restrooms, farm animals, school tours
14118 Peach Road, Plymouth, IN 46563. Phone: 574-936-9262. Open: Reserved hayrides available anytime,Spring through fall, call! Sleigh rides are weekends, 1pm to 3pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Open for sleigh rides December through February weather permitting; Call first!. We follow organic practices, but are not seeking certification. Payment: Cash, only. We are "Certified Naturally Grown", a farmer's organization for organically grown farm products. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: October 11, 2013)  (ADDED: December 01, 2009)

Kansas

1 sleigh ride location

Kentucky

Hopkins County - 1 sleigh ride or winter hay ride location

Louisianna

1 sleigh ride location

Maine

Cumberland Count - 1 sleigh location

York County - 1 sleigh ride location

Oxford County - 1 sleigh ride location

Massachusetts

3 sleigh ride locations

Bristol County - 1 sleigh ridelocation

Michigan

Allegan County - 4 sleigh ride locations

Berrien County - 1 sleigh ride location

Cass County - 1 sleigh ride location

Clinton County - 1 sleigh ride location

Genesee County - 3 sleigh ride locations

Ingham County - 1 sleigh ride location

Ionia County - 1 sleigh ride location

Jackson County - 1 sleigh ride location

Kalamazoo County - 1 sleigh ride location

Kent County - 1 sleigh ride location

Macomb County - 3 sleigh ride locations

Manistee County - 1 sleigh ride location

Monroe County - 2 sleigh ride locations

Ottawa County - 1 sleigh ride location

Saginaw County - 1 sleigh ride location

Sanilac County - 2 sleigh ride locations

St. Clair County - 5 sleigh ride locations

Van Buren County - 1 sleigh ride location

Washtenaw County - 2 sleigh ride locations

Wexford County - 1 sleigh ride location

Minnesota

Aitkin County - 1 sleigh ride location 

Anoka County - 1 sleigh ride location 

Dakota County - 1 sleigh ride location

Hennepin County - 1 sleigh ride location

Otter Tail County - 2 sleigh ride locations

Pine County - 1 sleigh ride location

Sherburn County - 1 sleigh ride location

Missouri

Clinton County - 1 sleigh ride location

Crawford County

  • RS Ranch Trail Rides - horse riding trails, hay rides, sleigh rides
    1275 Smith Road , Bourbon, MO 65441. Phone: 573-732-4590. Email: tanyaschoenbeck@gmail.com. Open: Year Round. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check . Please check the website for more info. RS Ranch is an actual working guest ranch. They have trail rides, horse drawn hay and sleigh rides, and other activities. They use Missouri Foxtrotters for the trail rides and have Percherons for the hay wagon and sleigh. Not to mention a BEAUTIFUL location in the Ozarks of Missouri.  Located just 1 hour from St. Louis's Lambert International Airport, you drive southwest thru beautiful country with rolling hills and interesting stops that might include wineries, cave tours, or one of many antique shops. Upon your arrival we will help you design a cowboy getaway that is just right. You have many trail riding options, plus roping, horse-drawn hayrides or sleigh rides in the winter. If you want to learn some horsemanship then just watch or help with some of the day to day horse work that it takes to keep a cowboy ranch going. From shoeing, to harnessing a draft team or maybe training a young colt, there's always lots to do. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: January 04, 2014)
    A visitor writes on January 04, 2014: "Cannot tell you enough how awesome this place is. WONDERFUL people that own/run it. Roy and Tanya Schoenbeck are superb hosts! BEAUTIFUL"

Montana

3 sleigh ride locations

Nevada

Clark County

New Hampshire

Carroll County - 3 sleigh ride locations

Cheshire County - 1 sleigh ride location

Coos County - 1 sleigh ride location

Grafton County - 3 sleigh ride locations

Hillsborough County - 1 sleigh ride location

Merrimack County - 1 sleigh ride location

Rockingham County - 3 sleigh ride location

Sullivan County - 1 sleigh ride location

New Jersey

Warren County - 1 sleigh ride location

Gloucester County 1 sleigh ride location

New Mexico

Los Alamos County

New York

Nevada

1 Sleigh ride location in Reno / Lake Tahoe

North Carolina

Coastal NC - 1 sleigh ride location

Western NC - winter hay rides

Ohio

Clark County - 1 sleigh ride location

Columbiana County - 1 sleigh ride location

Geauga County - 1 sleigh ride location

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia area - 1 sleigh ride location

Western PA, Armstrong County - 1 sleigh ride location

Texas

Houston area - 1 sleigh ride location

Vermont

Lamoille County (Stowe) - 5 sleigh ride locations

Washington County - 1 sleigh ride location

Windham County - 2 sleigh ride locations

Virginia

Prince William County - 1 sleigh ride location

Washington State

Chelan County - 1 sleigh ride location

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Central WI - Marquette County - 1 sleigh ride location

Greenbay area - Door County - 1 sleigh ride location

Western WI - 1 sleigh ride location

Wyoming

Jackson Hole - 1 sleigh ride location


Canada

British Columbia

1 sleigh ride location

Ontario

Ontario - Ottawa area
Ottawa, Followfield Rd
North Gower sleigh rides

Ontario - northwest Toronto area- 1 sleigh ride location

Ontario - greater Toronto area- 1 sleigh ride location

Ontario, Peterborough area:
Merrylynd Farm - sleigh rides, plus skating, toboganning, hot chocolate
RR 4, Lakefield, Ontario K0L 2H0. Phone: 705-755-1081. Alternate phone: 705-755-0519. Email: merrylynd@peterboro.net.  Merrylynd Farm is a certified organic family farm just outside of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. During the winter months, we love to hook up our beautiful Belgian horses and take folks for long horse-drawn sleighrides through the rolling hills of our 100 acre property. There's skating, toboganning, hot chocolate from an iron kettle over an open fire, and much more. Or come in the Fall to visit Kara and Kirsten's pumpkin patch, where you can choose your very own organic pumpkin. We also sell organic beef, flour, and natural chicken from the farm gate.

Evergreen Hill Farm - horse-drawn hayrides, horse-drawn carriage rides, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting), Hotel / Motel nearby, Beautiful rural setting, School tours, children welcome, handicap accessible, restrooms, farm animals, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, Maple syrup, events at your location (call for info)
687 Street John's Road East, Port Dover, ON N0A1N2. Phone: 519-426-2155. Email: evergreenhillfarm@gmail.com. Open: We are available 365 days a year, weather permitting for sleigh rides; From 8am until 10pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Please come visit us at the farm! We are located at 687 Street John's Road East between Port Dover and Simcoe Ontario. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Click here for our Facebook page. We at Evergreen Hill Farm offer year round entertainment with our beautiful Belgian Draft horses. We offer Hay rides throughout the summer and fall and Sleigh Rides, weather permitting. We also offer Maple Syrup and Sugar Bush Tours in the Spring Season. We have something for all your Horse Drawn carriage needs, Horse-drawn hearse, stage coach, wedding carriage, Victorian sleigh. Please visit our website. Thank YOU!. (UPDATED: December 15, 2010) (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: December 07, 2010)

Quebec

1 sleigh ride location

 

 


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