Over the river and through the woods. Get your local winter sleigh rides, here! A fun winter tradition

How fun would that be to get your family together for a wintertime horse-drawn sleigh (or wagon) ride? All winter local sleigh ride locations have been updated for the 2021-2022 winter season!

Local Winter Sleigh Rides

CornerStone Ranch
29 Dowds Lane, Princeton MA
(978) 464-4570

Join Corner Stone Ranch for a chance to step back in time and experience what was once common in New England. Ride behind their team of young Percheron Mares (Frick and Frack) in a wagon or sleigh, complete with sleigh bells (snow conditions permitting). You’ll marvel at the beauty of these magnificent horses and notice how well they work together as they trot along. Revisit yesteryear with this heartwarming journey down country roads and meadows.

Rides available Saturdays & Sundays and occasional weekdays.

When it’s cold outside, they’ll have the camp fire going and hot chocolate and Smore’s will be available.

Sleigh Ride Pricing:
Private sleigh rides for two, or family unit (up to 6) are $150 plus gratuity.
**The weather and footing will be the factor as to which our rides will be, wagon rides or sleigh rides.**

Oakholm Farm
80 Lake Rd
Brookfield, MA
(774) 757-8773

The majestic draft horses from Winterhill Farm will escort couples & families around the farm through the lanterns (will be seen for the evening rides) in a beautiful white carriage known as a “vis a vis,” which is French for face to face. After your ride, linger awhile by the fire & grab a hot chocolate or hot cider or a cold ‘holm-brewed beer from the Oakholm Brewing Co. Taproom or delicious woodfired pizza from Pup’s Pizza Trailer.

Sleigh Ride Pricing:
$8pp (under age 2 are free). Family groups are $65 per ride for approximately 8-10 people.

Mainely Drafts
1361 Lyon Street
Ludlow, MA (413) 218-4074

Mainly Drafts sleighs afford an exhilarating winter experience. Nothing rivals a New England horse drawn sleigh ride! Rides are scheduled and by appointment only Please contact 413-218-4074 or email keith@mainelydrafts.com to schedule your yuletide ride!.

Old Sturbridge Village
Sturbridge MA

The village will be offering horse drawn wagon rides throughout the village during their events at the village.  All rides are included in museum admission.

Salem Cross Inn
260 West Main Street (Route 9)
West Brookfield, MA (508) 867-2345

This unique event features dinner and a ride! The Fireplace Feast is a special dining event held at the Salem Cross Inn.  Best part? It’s scheduled for EVERY weekend this winter!  A series of 1700’s style feasts, the meals are all prepared on the Inn’s open hearth of a great fieldstone fireplace. Relax by the fire or lend a hand as dinner is prepared for you in colonial style. Stir the chowder as it bubbles in your cast iron cauldron. See your prime rib, roasted ‘to a turn,’ as the only known authentic “Roasting Jack” still operating in America rotates slowly over a crackling fire of wild cherry logs. Beware the brimming bowl of freshly whipped cream – it’s the perfect complement to New England’s best apple pie.

While your dinner is cooking to perfection, you can enjoy a horse drawn wagon or sleigh ride through the valley on the Inn’s pristine 600 acres. Shake off the chill with warm mulled wine or cider when you get back and browse their extensive collection of colonial and federal period American antiques.

Fireplace Feast Dining Event Includes:

Delicious Early American Fare for your consumption
Pie making, mulling and chowder demonstrations
Horse-drawn wagon or sleigh ride, weather permitting
Casual dress is a must for this event

Fireplace Feast pricing:

Adults: $79
Children Under 10: $30
Age 1 and under are Free

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