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Southeastern New York

Southeastern NY
Bear Spring

Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Management Area
Downsville, NY 13755

Delaware County, New York

This area is unique in that it is never closed to day-use equestrians (e.g. by those who go and ride and do not stay overnight); you may ride there any day of the year.  There are no set hours; you may arrive as early and stay as late as you dare. And best of all, there is no charge for day use of the trails. 

Photo by Kristin DiMartino, Pine Bush, NY

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Fahnestock

Clarence E. Fahnestock State Park
Carmel, NY 10512

Putnam County, New York

This 14,086 acre park boasts picnic and camping facilities, as well as bridle, hiking, and multiple-use trails.  About 10 miles of trails are still available to equestrians.  There is no fee to use the Fahnestock equestrian trails. Enjoy a backcountry experience, within an hour of NYC.

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Minnewaska

Minnewaska State Park Preserve
New Paltz, NY, 12561

Ulster County, New York

If you are looking for a heart stopping, breathtaking ride-with-a-view, Minnewaska State Park Preserve is the place for you. This ride is actually best in Spring or Fall, when the fall foliage is blazing, or has died away and no longer obscures the spectacular views.

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Mohonk Mountain House

The Mohonk Preserve and Mohonk Mountain House
New Paltz, NY, 12561

Ulster County, New York

The Mohonk Mountain House is a National Historic Landmark. It’s a fabulous, private, for-profit resort operation adjacent to the Mohonk Preserve. The Resort maintains 2,200 acres of land, which you may visit (excluding the beach, interior and porches of the Mountain House). Aside from the 25 miles of carriage roads, (with another 20-25 over at the adjacent Mohonk Preserve) there are formal gardens, a Victorian maze, greenhouses, and other activities. The Barn Museum, with a collection of old tools, carriages, and sleighs, will be interesting for horsemen.

 

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Rockefeller

Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Pocantico Hills, NY

Westchester County, New York

Pocantico Hills was the Rockefeller family’s country retreat from New York City. They began buying land on the Hudson River near Tarrytown in 1893. John D. Rockefeller, Sr. laid out the early roads, but it was his son, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., who designed the majority of the carriage roads we ride today.

Photo by Jessica DiMartino, Pine Bush, NY

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Stewart

Stewart State Forest
Towns of Hamptonburgh, Montgomery, and New Windsor, NY

Orange County, New York

The Stewart Buffer land was obtained in 1971 from private homeowners and farmers through condemnation under eminent domain proceedings. Approximately 400 homes were leveled. Today, the land provides a noise and safety buffer for Stewart Airport (SWF) to the east.  The land has been used as a hunting co-op, and hunting and fishing continue to be allowed.          

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Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

Wallkill Valley Rail Trail
New Paltz to Gardiner, New York

Ulster County, New York

The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail was designated a National Recreation Trail by the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior in 2007. It travels through scenic farmland and offers an awesome view of the Shawangunk Ridge.

 

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Ward Pound Ridge

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Pound Ridge, NY

Westchester County, New York

At 4,700 acres, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation is one of Westchester County’s largest parks.  Originally set aside as a wildlife sanctuary in 1925, it is now a favorite spot for picnickers, campers, hikers, cross country skiers, ice skaters, and of course local equestrians.  Located in the northeastern corner of Westchester County in the town of Cross River, the Reservation is convenient both to New York and Connecticut riders. 

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About Ride New York

Each chapter of this 268-page guidebook includes vital information about e ach trail system, organized so that you can easily find what you're looking for:

  • The location of the trail head (town, county)
  • The relative difficulty of the trail system (for horse and rider)

  • Whether or not you may camp with your horse
  • How many miles of trail are available
  • Where to obtain maps, current contact address and telephone number
  • Website links
  • What trail uses are permitted
  • Clear, accurate driving directions to the trailhead
  • Information about the parking and amenities you'll find at the trailhead (water, stalls, toilets)
  • History surrounding the trail system
  • Trail description
  • Suggested ride

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