Horseback Riding

  • Vermont is considered one of the best places in the Northeast to go bicycle touring. Visitors can tour the region, traversing the countryside on the many quiet, winding backcountry roads.
  • Pico Mountain Stables – one hour guided horseback tours 
  • Mountain Top Inn & Resort Equestrian Program (802-483-2311; mountaintopinn.com) offers horseback riding geared to every level from beginner to experienced, one- and two-hour guided trail rides, both English and Western. Jumping, dressage, cross-country, and children’s instruction are available.
  • Hawk Inn & Mountain Resort (802-672-3811); hawkresort.com) at Salt Ash, Rt. 100 in Plymouth. The Stables at Hawk offers lessons, trail rides for ages 10 and over, and pony rides. Open Memorial Day weekend—Labor Day.
  • Pond Hill Ranch (802-468-2449); pondhillranch.com), 1683 Pond Hill Rd., Castleton, a 200-acre family-owned ranch offering trail rides, lessons, and pony rides for children. Saturday-night rodeos are also staged here all summer long and into fall.
  • Chipman Stables (802-293-5242), Danby Four Corners. This family-run stable offers trail rides, hayrides, and pony rides in the easily accessible hills.
  • Tommy Hunter’s Tack Shack (802-747-0314).
  • Riverside Farm Stables (802-746-8544)
  • Vermont Horseback Riding Vacations (802-483-2311)