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New Hampshire horse-drawn sleigh rides offer adventure and romance

You can experience old-time New Hampshire enjoying a horse drawn sleigh ride. Bundle up, bring along a warming beverage and go dashing through the snow. A truly memorable ride is at nighttime with the moon and stars lighting the snowy white way. And, yes, singing Jingle Bells is quite correct.

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Franconia Inn Winter Sleigh Ride Franconia NH
Franconia Inn

1172 Easton Road Franconia, NH, 03580 Phone: 603-823-5542 Toll-Free: 800-473-5299

Stables at this country inn stand ready to help you fulfill that sleigh-ride fantasy

Have you ever dreamed of that classic winter getaway with a horse-drawn sleigh ride? At the Franconia Inn, a charming country inn set on 107 acres with breathtaking mountain views, Franconia Notch Stables will take you through the woods on a sleigh pulled by a beautiful Belgian draft horse. The inn’s extensive trail system means you’ll glide through fields and forests, with spectacular views of Mt. Lafayette, Cannon Mountain and the Kinsman Ridge. The sleigh accommodates up to six adults for a 30-minute ride, but you can also book a private ride for two or three people. When you’re done, go back to the friendly inn for a hot drink by a crackling fireplace. Create memories that will last a lifetime!
Sleigh Ride - Ice Castles - North Woodstock, NH
Ice Castles

24 Clark Farm Road North Woodstock, NH, 03262 Phone: Toll-Free: 888-407-4054

Horse-drawn sleigh rides add another magical element to Ice Castles

What’s even better than walking through ice castles? Taking a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the icy winter wonderland, of course! At Ice Castles, you can walk or sleigh-ride along an enchanted forest path, marveling at the ice sculptures that, with their embedded lights, seem to be glowing from within. This award-winning return attraction, safe for all ages and set to open in early January, includes breathtaking thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides and fountains – all sculpted by artisans from over 20 million pounds of ice. Music and twinkling lights (and fire shows on Friday and Saturday nights) make the atmosphere even more magical. Sleigh rides can take groups of up to 12 people, and kids 3 and under are free. Tickets are guaranteed to sell out each weekend, so be sure to buy yours in advance online at IceCastles.com!
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