The Poconos of Pennsylvania is one of the most scenic destinations in the country, and there’s no better way to take in the area’s natural beauty than from a saddle. Horseback riding in the Poconos gives guests the unique opportunity to explore the region’s looming mountains, lush forests, and sprawling meadows, all while riding atop one of the most majestic animals in the world. Just a short drive from the French Manor Inn & Spa, these ranches and stables offer incredible trails for all skill levels. Even if you have never ridden a horse before, you can still take advantage of this incredibly romantic opportunity. So, pack a bag, take your loved one by the hand, and get ready for some of the best horseback riding in the Poconos!
For more information on horseback riding in the Poconos and other local activities, be sure to check out our complimentary Vacation Guide. It’s full of everything you need to plan your perfect Poconos vacation, including dining, area attractions, amazing events, and more!
Our Top Picks for Horseback Riding in the Poconos
Whether you want to impress a new sweetheart or fan the flames of a long-time love, horseback riding in the Poconos is something you and your spouse will never forget. Here are some of our favorite places to go horseback riding in PA.
Mountain Creek Riding Stables
French Manor Inn guests can enjoy a discounted ride with Mountain Creek Riding Stables, located just 20 minutes from the Inn. Their one-hour trail rides are both private and scenic. Enjoy a group ride through gorgeous woods and across a creek. It’s also one of the most couple-friendly places to go horseback riding in the Poconos. In addition to being great for beginning riders, their 1-hour private trail ride is perfect for special occasions, proposals, and other important moments.
Paradise Riding Stables
Established in 1960, Paradise Riding Stables in Mount Pocono, PA, is one of the oldest ranches in the area. Their experienced wranglers will match you with your perfect horse, and are glad to spend time on personalized instruction. Then, get ready for a relaxing 45 minute to one-hour horseback ride through a stunning 66-acre forest. During your ride, be sure to keep an eye out for local wildlife. The area is home to white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, hawks, falcons, and many other animals. If you or your significant other is just starting out, don’t worry. Paradise Riding Stables has beginner-friendly trails and horses.
About an hour from our inn, Fernwood Horseback Riding in East Stroudsburg, PA, is another wonderful place to go horseback riding in the Poconos. Experienced riders will enjoy the scenic surroundings on the 45-minute trail ride. Beginners learn the basics of horseback riding, then take a 30-minute trail ride. The paths run through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, another gorgeous region of the Poconos.
Deer Path Riding Stable
Deer Path Stable is open seven days a week year-round and located near the Jack Frost Ski Area. The staff at Deer Path is friendly and patient, so even those who are nervous or rusty will have a wonderful afternoon. In fact, they specialize in beginning riders.
Trot Home to the French Manor Inn & Spa
After a wonderful day of horseback riding in the Poconos, head back to our beautiful resort and rest in one of our comfortable rooms or suites! You can restore those tired muscles in our incredible spa, then join us for a delicious gourmet meal at our award-winning onsite restaurant. Remember to download our complimentary Vacation Guide to get more ideas and tips about the local area. We look forward to hosting you soon, on your perfect Poconos vacation.