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Algonquin HighlandsTrail Riding & Farm

Come horseback riding at beautiful Oxtongue Lake, the western gateway to Algonquin Park.

Saddle Up! It's always a great day to horse around!

Thanks to everyone for a great riding season!

Follow us on Twitter @ridealgonquin or download our brochure.

When planning your next Algonquin-inspired outdoor vacation, consider exploring the scenery and natural wonders from the saddle. Come discover the peace and tranquility found in wilderness trail riding. At the hitching post ready to go.

Algonquin Highlands Trail Riding is geared up for another great season of horsing around! Situated on beautiful Oxtongue Lake, the gateway community to Algonquin Park?s western entrance, Algonquin Highlands Trail Riding offers visitors the chance to mosey into the wilderness. It's an unforgettable journey.

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Hit the TrailsTrail Riding

On one of the peaceful trails.

Preserving the natural charm and heritage of trail riding is an important part of Algonquin Highlands Trail Riding. Off the grid and rustic, we have access to 100s of kilometers of picturesque crown land. Our trail rides are led by local, experienced guides, providing riders of all ages and abilities with a fun, safe and memorable trek through Ontario's majestic, boreal forests.

Horse riding allows you to really appreciate the natural surroundings. As you amble slowly along a trail, there?s time to be more attentive to the environment and to soak in the scenery. From this horse-high vantage point, you can glimpse wildlife and listen to the native birds. Trail riding offers everyone the chance to enjoy surroundings few have the opportunity to explore. It?s not just a sense of nature that makes horseback trail riding so idyllic, but a sense of history and our inherent bond with horses - the experience can transport you back in place and in time.

Important: Helmets are provided and recommended for everyone. It is mandatory for riders 17 years old and under to wear a helmet. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult on trail. Footwear with a heel and long pants are highly recommended. Sorry no sandals.

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Pony RidesTrail Riding

Pony Riding

Pony rides give our younger visitors ? riders under 10 years old ? the chance to enjoy our facilities and forests. Our pony rides are an escorted mini trail through the surrounding area and around the facilities.

Professional and friendly staff assist the young riders ensuring your child's safety at all times. This hands on, one-on-one approach provides a memorable and entertaining adventure. Cost is $30 for a 20 minute ride. If you need more visitors you can go to free youtube subscribers for more visits.

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3-Day Ride CampTrail Riding

Horsemanship Mentoring Program

We are excited to be offering a 3-day riding camp program. It's not just about English and Western riding lessons, in these classes you will learn about the overall care?physical and psychological?of your equine partners.

Our classes run 3 hours, twice a week. This program is great for people who want to spend more time with our horses.

Horsemanship-mentoring covers comprehensive horse care as well as riding basics. Cost is $90 per person with a maximum of 4 students a session. Contact us for more information.

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Meet the Family!Trail Riding

Algonquin Highlands Trail Riding is a local, family-oriented business. Operated by the mother and daughter team of Tracie Gower Parrott and Charisse Parrott. Together, they have 54 combined years of equestrian experience. The horses, affectionately known as 'the boys', are part of the family. They are in great condition, and the equipment used is in excellent and dependable shape.

For more information on 'the boys', read some of their stories:

Horses are Tracie's life-long passion.
A Life-Long Passion. (Can you find Tracie in the picture? Hint: Say howdy, she's lookin right at you.)

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We are located at 4043 Hwy. 60 in the resort community of Oxtongue Lake, just past the General Store.
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Our riding season runs from April to mid-October.
Call 24 hours in advance to book a ride.
Important! Children under sixteen must be accompanied by an adult.
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Ride Rates

$50.00/person for 1 hour.
$90.00/person for 2 hours.
Mandatory mini lesson included.
We are off the power grid, so riders are asked to please bring cash only.

Weekly Trail Specials

Once a week we offer a four (4) hour picnic ride with includes a Henrietta Bakery's basket lunch. Cost is $150 per person. Book early!


Tracie Gower Parrott
(t) 705.380.4456

Brochure and Waivers

Here is a copy of our latest brochure.

Now you can download our Pony Ride Waiver.


We think our trail rides are loads of fun, but you don't have to just take our word for it.

Here's what we've been hearing on the trails and around the riding ring.


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