Riding through the snow...
December 12, 2007 10:31 AM   Subscribe

I want to take my sweetheart on a romantic horse drawn sleigh ride somewhere snowy near Toronto this weekend.

The snowy part should be easy, but everything else is coming up dry. The only ones I can find are at cut your own christmas tree farms, which I want to avoid. Kids are great, but tons of hyper kids running around are not romantic. Has anyone done this here before? Web searches turn up dozens of options in Quebec and Ottawa, which would be wonderful as part of a larger trip, but both are a bit far for a day.
posted by renderthis to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (3 answers total)
Best answer: Conestogo Horseback Adventures near Waterloo has sleigh rides. I assume you'd want more snow somewhere out of town versus the small amount in Toronto. I went on a horsedrawn wagon ride in the area once and it may well have been this place, though I'm not 100% sure.
posted by GuyZero at 10:45 AM on December 12, 2007

I thought I had found one for you in Halton Hills, but it looks like it doesn't start running until January. here. Maybe worth calling them to see if they can hook you up with anything.

Also I googled around Port Perry and this bed and breakfast mentions winter sleigh rides, but I can find no information. You could try calling them as well. (Port Perry is probably an hour from Toronto and should be beautiful if there's snow).

This one appears to be a sleigh for hire. I bet you could ask him to take you on a romantic ride. As a bonus, the Christmas lights on the big houses on Old Scugog Rd are legendary.

I'm finding these by picking a region outside of Toronto that tends to be farm-y and googling it with 'sleigh rides'. There are lots of smaller towns I can see just from looking at a map, like Uxbridge or Stouffville or Nobleton etc. For any of these you could try calling a tourism office to see if they can hook you up. Good luck.
posted by PercussivePaul at 11:21 AM on December 12, 2007

though I'm not 100% sure

BTW I'm 75% sure this was the place and it was a really nice location for a night-time sleigh ride. They have some woods at the back of the farm and it was very pretty.
posted by GuyZero at 11:34 AM on December 12, 2007

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