Adirondack Equine Center, Lake Placid, New York
Olympic Sports Complex, 220 Bobsled Run Lane, Lake Placid, New York 12946| Map |
Located at the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid, New York, the Adirondack Equine Center offers family-friendly horseback riding through the Adirondack Forest. The center's rescue horses have a gentle disposition and are ideal for riders of all ages and abilities. All riders get a brief instructional lesson prior to heading out on the trails. The center utilizes part of the vast trail system of the 1980 Winter Olympics cross-country ski center at Mt. Van Hoevenberg. The area contains 20 miles of level and groomed trails with scenic views of the Adirondack Mountains, High Peaks and Lake Placid Olympic sites. Horseback riding is available in summer and even in winter, depending on weather conditions. The center's trails are maintained throughout the winter months, offering glistening, snowy views of Saranac Lake, Adirondack High Peaks and Whiteface Mountain. Private and group trail rides last up to 90 minutes and include a 15-20-minute lesson. For more family-friendly winter fun bundle up for a Lake Placid Horse-Drawn Winter Sleigh Ride. During the 40-45-minute private and group sleigh rides, guests stay cozy with warm blankets and hot cocoa. On evening tours, riders can enjoy the sound of jingling sleigh bells and crunching snow as the horses hoof it under starry skies. In addition to horseback riding and sleigh rides, the Adirondack Equine Center operates a children's summer camp that includes learning about the daily care of horses. Day camps and one to nine-weeks overnight programs are available for kids who want to become accomplished riders.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
For horseback riding adventures at the Adirondack Equine Center, families should wear long pants, boots or sturdy shoes and hats (for daytime trail rides).
Address: Olympic Sports Complex, 220 Bobsled Run Lane, Lake Placid, New York 12946| Map
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