From a logging sled that can hold the whole family to an intimate and cozy horse-drawn carriage ride, these two NH farms are known for sleigh ride experiences that are completely unique from one another.
There are many ways to appreciate a New Hampshire winter – skis, sleds, snowmobiles – but there’s something particularly unique about experiencing nature during winter by way of a horse-drawn sleigh ride. With farms throughout the state offering just that, all you have to do is pick one.
This: Charmingfare Farm [Candia]
The ways to play are endless at Charmingfare Farm, from taking in hilltop views to an intimate vis-a-vis sleigh ride or gathering the troops for a trek on one of their large logging sleds. Among the farm’s old logging trails, keep an eye out for grazing cattle and horses. And don’t miss the wildlife exhibit that is home to the likes of lions, wolves, and bears (oh my!).
That: Stonewall Farm [Keene]
Perhaps better known for their beautiful wedding grounds or as leaders in organic farming, Stonewall Farm has more to offer than many visitors realize. Come winter, this working farm keeps working and doesn’t disappoint with sleigh rides for groups of all sizes. Most notably (and because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner) may be the romantic two-person carriage ride that crosses over open fields and forested trails boasting landscapes that feel like they’re out of a Robert Frost poem.