Giddy-up and Go Horseback Riding
Explore Minnesota's woods from the back of a horse. Mount your steed and enjoy a leisurely ride under the guidance of a wrangler, who can offer basic tips to riding newbies. Trails rides are a great addition to a family vacation. What kid (even an all grown-up one) doesn't dream of riding a horse?
Minnesota's travel website lists a dozen stables around the state, including two at resorts. Guided trails rides are available at a variety of locations, from the edge of the Twin Cities area to Superior National Forest. Prices range from $25-50 an hour. For those who are lucky enough to have a horse of their own, Minnesota has more than 1,000 riding trails in state parks, state forests and state trails. See the DNR website for trails.
See horse rental and trail riding listings to plan your ride.