ok folks, I just started this page and it will get better, I hope to put trails from
every state and all over North America on this site. In the meantime if you have a trail
you want to share with us, please do so by e-mailing me about it!
Virginia W & OD railroad line is an old railroad line that goes
across northern Va. It is hard packed crushed stone and is good for any weather - no mud The trail for the
horses runs parallel to a bike/pedestrian path so your horse is exposed to a multitude of stimuli - thus
making it a good training trail. The time to ride is four hours - two if you only do the
pieces of trail.
This is mostly a flat ride. From Margie
Washington D.C. C&O Canal
an old retired canal that runs from the Chesapeake Bay to W.Virginia and to western Maryland. This
trail is shared by bikers and hikers but is a wonderful scenic route that takes you through Wash.,DC
as well as old town Harpers Ferry. It would take days to ride and is easily accessible with good
parking along various points of the trail. I think there is a website for this canal that should give a
person more info. This is mostly a flat ride. from Margie
Micheaux State Forrest in Central Pennsylvania. The trails would take
days to ride. They are well marked and are a joy to ride. The trails are
wide enough for two to three horses to ride abreast. Avoid hunting season,
but otherwise is a wonderful place to explore and camp out. Also, in summer
seems to not have the usual collection of flies. This trail crosses the
4. Frederick Water Shed - this would also take a couple of days. This trail
goes through the Catoctin Mountains (foothills to the Applachians) Call
Angela Klinger at 301-898-9133 for more information.
5. Rails to Trails - another converted railroad bed. This trail runs from
northern central Maryland to York, Pennsylvania. Again - this would take a
couple of days to ride. The path is shared by bikers and hikers. It is flat
and also has a stonecrush for most of the ride. The trail is wide to allow
two to three horses to ride abreast. I forgot, Brenda -
the Gettysburg Battlefield - this would make a good trip to catch this area - start on the C&O, go to Micheaux and then camp at Gettysburg (Artillery Ridge in Gettysburg, PA has wonderful affordable camping). The Gettysburg trail takes you through most of the three day battle and Artillery Ridge has a guided tour of a piece of this. Overall, it takes about 21/2 - 3 hours to do the main train and another 1 hour to do the newer, shorter trail. Margie
Ohio Caesars Creek 31 miles of bridle paths. For more info click here.
from Susan :Newport News, Virginia-the site of the Yorktown battlegrounds. Open to the public. Nice, easy trails. Partly on bike paths, with some going through woods. Beautiful ride. Takes about 1 1/2 hrs. going at a good clip.
Petersburg, Virginia- the battlegrounds. Open to public but they require a pass for each vehicle. The pass is inexpensive and good for one year. You can ride anytime you want. Occasionally, they close trails because of heavy rain, etc. Trails are partly bike/jogger paths. They cross some wooden foot bridges just wide enough for a horse. Also a beautiful ride that can take as short a 1 1/2 hrs. or longer depending on which loop you take.end of Susan
This is Lady Rider, aka Kay Stanley. How are all your friends doing on their injuries? Are you getting to ride any? We just got back last wed. from Land between the Lakes at Golden Pond Ky. It is a great place. We rode for 5 days in a row and about 90 mi total. One day was 7 hrs and 24 mi. We like about 4 or 5 hr rides. There were 7 of us that went and over 1000 people there. We are taking our 4 -H kids on a trip to Lexington Ky to the Kentucky horse park next Sat. The 7th. I have always wanted to go there. Our kids have worked hard for their money this yr. Did I send you our pic of LBL? Talk to ya later.
Lady Rider aka K