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  Horseback Riding
Courtesy photo: Franconia Notch Stables 
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Horseback Riding

Once the best mode of travel and livelihood companion of the hard-as-granite early settlers, horses remains popular in rustic Northwestern New Hampshire as work horses on farms and forests, but more so for recreation and sporting. Horseback riding is an easily attained skill for enhancing vacation adventures, offering occasions to explore the great outdoors from a very different better vantage point with another creature- naturally.

The Franconia Notch Stables 
Route 116 at The Franconia Inn, Franconia, NH
Tel: 603-823-5058.

The Franconia Notch Stables offer hourly horseback tours 7  days a week on a regular schedule, but we are happy to accommodate customer needs earlier or evenings by request. Tours are one hour excursions through fields and forests as it looks onto Mt. Lafayette, Kinsman Ridge, and Cannon Mt, with other exquisite mountain views. A fan favorite is crossing through the beautiful Hamm Branch River where your horse may stop for a drink. Keep an eye out for local wildlife  Long the trail and riverside.  Tours are walking only; beginner friendly and a gentle ride. Children must be 8 years old to go on our 1 hour tour. For children 7 & under, we offer a 5 minute horseback ride led by lead. Private rides available upon request (depending on day/season/availability). Our private rides allow experienced riders to do some trotting and have the pleasure of the trail all to themselves.  Reservations requested. 

Sleigh Rides with Franconia Notch Stables ~
Beginning in mid-December, our majestic sleigh rides are the perfect addition to your winter get-away. Our traditional one-horse sleigh holds up to 6 adults comfortably for group rides, (children under 3 ride free), or private  sleigh for two. An abundance of cozy blankets provided. Feel free to bring hot cocoa or any other warm, special treats. Our rides are roughly 30 min through field and along beautiful wood line with snowy mountain views. Reservations (usually) a must.

Directions:  Exit 38 off I-93, follow the sign to Route 116 (left).  Go straight thru the blinking lights over the bridge. This is Route 116 straight ahead 2.5 miles on the right.
Other stables and horseback riding are available at the Omni Mount Washington Resort at Bretton Woods, and the Mountain View Grand in Whitefield. 
See Destination Resorts.



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