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Horseback Riding

Equestrians will find plenty of opportunities to mount their steed and head out on the trail throughout the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area. There are several bridle and horse-friendly trails through regional parks and wonderful stables, rings, and riding facilities in many parts of the Heritage Area.

You’ll also find a number of hunts, shows, and other equestrian events throughout the year.

Where to ride

Chester County is particularly well known for its horse country. Historic farms and lush fields boast one of the nation’s largest horse populations and some world class facilities and events. The Horseshoe Trail between Valley Forge NHP and Hershey is a beautiful backcountry and side road trail that is popular with riders. There are several hunts and riding events throughout the year as well including the Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show, and the storied Devon Horse Show.

Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park is also a horse lover’s dream. The Chamounix Riding Center, Belmont Stables, and Forbidden Drive are popular places for riders in this urban oasis.

In Montgomery County, the Perkiomen Trail is a beautiful ride. The 20-mile mixed use trail connects Green Lane Park, Lorrimer Park, and Lower Perkiomen Valley Park.

Riders in Berks County will find riding opportunities at Blue Marsh Recreation Area and along the Bartram Trail section of the Schuylkill River Trail.

Horseback Riding Sites on the Trail

Riverbend Environmental Education Center

Dedicated to the principle of inspiring people to care for the Earth, Riverbend’s mission is to stimulate awareness, appreciation and understanding of our total environment, and to preserve a...

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Lorimer Park

This 250 acre oasis of woods and meadows, in the suburbs of eastern Abington Township, attracts visitors to its natural beauty year-round. A bequest from the late George Horace...

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Evansburg State Park

Evansburg State Park is in southcentral Montgomery County between Norristown and Collegeville. Evansburg offers a significant area of green space and relative solitude in an urbanized area. Its main...

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Green Lane Park

Green Lane Park offers fishing, boating, picnicking, horseback riding trails, hiking trails, mountain biking trails, family/organized group camping, equestrian camping, tennis, playgrounds, cross-country skiing, ice skating, and ice fishing....

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Central Perkiomen Valley Park

Central Perkiomen Valley Park is an 800 acre park that extends over 10 municipalities, offering a wide variety of family activities. Visitors can enjoy a children’s playground as well...

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Warwick County Park

Warwick County Park includes numerous trails and meadows that offer bountiful opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding and bird watching. The day use area offers picnic pavilions and numerous...

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French Creek State Park

French Creek State Park is one of 6 State Parks in the Schuylkill River Heritage Area, and one of the best places for outdoor recreation, rest, and relaxation in...

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Daniel Boone Homestead

Daniel Boone is an American legend, and he developed his love of nature, and inquisitive nature on his family’s farm in the Oley Valley. After Daniel’s father, Squire Boone,...

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Wissahickon Valley Park

One of the most heavily industrialized creeks in America, the Wissahickon Creek and its impressive valley were home to dozens of mills and factories throughout the 18th and 19th...

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Perkiomen Trail

The 19-mile Perkiomen Trail runs through the Perkiomen Creek Valley from its junction with the Schuylkill River Trail at Oaks, Upper Providence Township to the largest County Park, Green...

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Blue Marsh Lake

Blue Marsh Lake is a man-made lake along the Tulpehocken Creek that features numerous boating, hiking, biking, and birdwatching opportunities. It is maintained by the Philadelphia District, U.S. Army...

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Berks Nature

Berks Nature has been serving the Berks County community since 1974. The Conservancy works with landowners to permanently protect land from development, townships and boroughs on zoning issues, developers...

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Schuylkill Canal Lock 60

Lock 60 of the Schuylkill Canal is one of only two sections of the Schuylkill Navigation System that are still watered, and the only operating lock remaining on the...

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