Four places you can take a winter sleigh ride in Minnesota


I have a vague memory of my first and only sleigh ride. I was just a kid and it was part of a family outing my grandparents had organized. We went to a farm somewhere in Wisconsin where a horse-drawn sleigh was waiting for us. We climbed up and huddled under blankets as large horses pulled us through the woods. I don’t remember much of the sleigh ride itself – if I remember correctly I spent more time shivering than enjoying what was going on – although I do remember drinking chocolate hot in a hot cabin afterwards. Guess I didn’t do a great job selling winter sleigh rides, but don’t let my childhood experience stop you from enjoying one of yours.

While sleigh rides through a winter wonderland may seem like a thing of the past, we’ve found four places around Minnesota where you can enjoy them for yourself this winter!

Located in Sauk Rapids, RJ’s Stables offers accommodation for horses, riding lessons, horse-drawn cart rides and sleigh rides. The carriage and sleigh rides are pulled by a team of black Percherons named Otis & Kid. Call (320) 259-9539 or visit rjstables.com to plan your sleigh ride today.

Roselawn Stables is located in Saint-François. In addition to on-site day camps and off-site services like horse-drawn carriages and wedding and parage carts, they also offer sleigh rides in the winter. Blast through the snow in a bobsleigh, a box sled or on an enchanted sled! Book your race on roselawnstables.com.

Cornerstone Pines Christmas Tree Farm between Gray Eagle and Long Prairie is a tree farm of over 100 acres. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in season, expect to see Santa Claus or take a sleigh ride on certain dates and times. Find more details at cornerstonepineschristmastrees.com.

Located in Ogilvie, Bunker Hills Carriages offers horse-drawn carriage rides, hay rides and sleigh rides. Call (320) -272-4490 to find out more.

Do you know of another place in Minnesota where you can take a sleigh ride in the winter? Let us know!

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