I know about Fair Hill for trail riding. What other trail riding places are in the area. I live in Chester County. I heard about the Laurels, but just called and you have to be a member and we are trail riding tomorrow. Anyy help is greatly appreciated.
BTW, does anyone have a favorite trail at Fair Hill?
Blue Marsh Lake...managed by the Army Corps of Engineers has over 30 miles of lovely trails...some hills, lots of varied terrain and beautiful scenery...Blue Marsh is EXREMELY horse-friendly with many large parking areas...it is in Berks County http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/sb/recreation.htm#trail
Lancaster County Park
the Biiiig city park in Philly
also in Lancaster: Valley Lea Riding Club. You do have to join but the fee is minimal, there are many miles of trails, camping sites and a clubhouse with monthly activities (dances, dinners etc.) My daughter is in 4H. She said she wants to quit 4H and use the money to join Valley Lea next year as the VL trail rides and campouts are her favorite part (VL kindly allows the 4H to occasionally use their trails) so she just wants to skip to the trail rides and camping next year.
camohn - my daughter is in 4H too this year and we pretty much only attend the meetings anymore. Her focus is Buxmont Riding Club and the gymkhanas. She's Reserve Champion so far this year in points for Youth Division and is hoping to win a jacket. We like the laid back attitude much better. Our main training for gaming is trail riding. It builds muscle and wind plus it's fun to do. The horses really seem to enjoy it.
spook1 - sorry, no help here for Erie trails. It's quite a distance from us and we tend to stay local.
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atrillery ridge offers overnight stabling/cabins.... gettysburg trails
and just 12 miles west is the Michaux State Forest...85K acs... let me know if you ever want to ride there, always a spare stall. ECTRA and AERC both hold rides there.
plus 120K ac's of orchard ground .... how long do you want to ride?
if you feel like traveling a bit... there is the delaware canal out of easton...and the pa grand canyon (awesome to ride in the fall).