You don’t have to travel all the way to the badlands of Alberta to get high on a horse. Saddle up and untether your inner cowboy on 20 kilometres of Muskoka trails with majestic, well-mannered horses who are always up for a little adventure. Closed-toe, heeled boots or shoes are a must as your guide takes you and your mount through a wild landscape of hills, valleys, and forests, customizing your in-the-saddle time to your skill level and comfort. Every trail ride begins with a lesson in the farm’s round ring, then sets out for a one-to-three-hour trek through the wilderness.
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What’s nearby: Algonquin Park, with its endless array of summer and winter activities, is just up highway 11 from Huntsville. Check out the Brent Crater Trail at the north end of the park—site of one of the world’s most famous fossil meteorite craters—or spend a rainy afternoon in the park’s Visitor’s Centre for a close-up look at the geography and wildlife of the area.
How to get there: Take the 400 north. Then continue on highway 11 north and follow the signs to Huntsville.