OUR ONTARIO SUMMER TRAIL RIDING BUSINESS
Our Ontario Horseback Riding Stable is a fantastic new concept in trail riding
and our wilderness horseback riding tours are available just a hop skip and jump
from Bancroft and Algonquin Park! Just like you, we have 'done time' on boring,
uneventful trail rides - riding sour, programmed, pokey & plain trail riding horses.
We might just as well have been a sack of potatoes - just a passenger on a massive,
(but profitable) 'stay in line' trail ride. We decided to run our riding stable
the way we thought you'd like it - with great horses, tack, and guides.
OUR QUALITY HORSES AND QUALITY TACK ARE JUST TWO
reasons to ride with us. We offer well-schooled, gentle and well bred
Appaloosa & Quarter horses, suitable for all ages and experience levels!
If you've never been horseback riding on a nice horse, come and see the
difference a quality animal makes! We use high standards when we select
horses, and we give them the best of care, so we know you'll love 'em!
Click here to meet our horses
OUR ONTARIO WILDERNESS TRAIL SYSTEM
is second to none for what it offers to you as a rider.We are fortunate
enough to access thousands of miles of the most impressive trails Ontario
offers! The trail riding system accesses Bancroft, Lake St. Peter, Barry's Bay
Madawaska, and located in the Hastings Highlands, we're close to Algonquin Park.
Best of all, these unique trail systems are part of a massive Crown Land Forest,
which means it's quiet & private and picturesque - with lots of ELBOW ROOM!
Trails just outside Algonquin Park access beautiful lakes and streams - awesome!
THERE'S WILDLIFE IN OUR FORESTS
and we take you to it. We choose our trails based
on their value to our clients,
and if we're quiet, we just might see a critter or two. From remote and varied
wilderness trails full of water crossings and interesting challenges, to laid back,
easy to negotiate picturesque forest trails just outside of the hamlet of Maynooth.
Our main farm location is surrounded by crown land, and offers a wonderful
wilderness trail for your enjoyment. There's lots to see in our forests!
We know where it is, and we show you the way.
(This young moose was sure surprised to see us!)
WE'RE CLOSE - 3 HRS FROM OTTAWA & TORONTO!
Most of our horseback riding tours run out of our main riding stable near Maynooth.
Maynooth is a cozy little town, close to Bancroft, Barry's Bay, Combermere, Whitney,
Madawaska, and Algonquin Park - each town a great getaway destination for your
four season family holiday in the wilds of Ontario. Our property backs onto crown trails
that go for many many miles - and we choose each trail to give you maximum effect!
MANY clients have taken the short trek from Ottawa & Toronto to horseback ride with
simply because the trails are awesome and the scenery to die for, and not that far a drive.
And best of all - our riding stable is open ALL YEAR!
IT'S PRIVATE - FROM 2-10
CLIENTS PER RIDE*
When we opened our business, we found that our bookings consisted of from
1 - 5 riders, with some groups of up to 10 people. Most riding stables keep huge
strings of mediocre horses, their overhead dictating that each ride must
"load 'em up and get 'em out" in order to stay afloat. To us, that's not a good ride.
So, we based our whole business on using great horses, and giving great service to people
who come ride with us - scheduling our rides to keep 'like' experience levels together.
It's been said by many of this summer's clients that come horseback riding with our guide
"is like riding with one of your friends". We enjoy what we do and that's the difference!
DO YOU HAVE A GROUP?
If you do, and are looking
for a fun outing - we can do rides of up
to ten to twelve people, with a variety of horses to accommodate the skill
level of your group. In the past, we have accommodated larger groups
by planning a variety of activities for the duration of your visit
(for instance, a bbq or a picnic at the lake) Give us a call and we'll
do our best to make your group outing a special one!The boyscouts
and girlscouts come every year, as do the military. It's a fun place to be!
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS ~
You just give us a call. We book you a horseback riding tour from one
of the many packages we have to offer ~ we can even help you find a
place to stay - we have the inside scoop on accommodations in the area,
or you can try our cottage for rent overlooking the waterfall on Papineau Creek.
When you arrive for your ride, we match you up with a horse that
suits you, give you a quick riding lesson at the stable, everyone mounts up,
and we head off to the woods for a one, two, three hour (or all day) ride !
what's behind the forest canopy, off the beaten path.
You'll see remnants of a historic colonization period (and maybe even some woodland critters!)
and you'll even learn a bit about our lovely pine forests right here on the border of Algonquin Park.
CLICK HERE TO PRICE YOUR TRAIL RIDE!
After checking out our prices, call our riding stable, using the contact information below.
If we haven't convinced you yet, give us a call to chat. We'd be glad to answer your questions.
Or, check out our facilities page...it might convince you!
At Highland Wilderness Tours, your trail ride will be worth the trip.
Try your next Ontario Horseback Riding Vacation at
Highland Wilderness Tours
Matt & Penny Nicol
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