Grab the reins and hit the trails for fun and old-fashioned excitement in Manitoba's parklands and forests. Just outside Riding Mountain National Park, take a guided horseback trail or carriage ride at Elkhorn Riding Adventures. Spend the afternoon ambling along tree lines and grasslands, then head for the spa or the laid-back Buffalo Bar at Elkhorn Resort.
Tour the forested trails at Falcon Beach Ranch, where you can wind along ridges and rock faces in pristine Canadian Shied terrain, then hang your hat and relax in the hot tub of your cozy log chalet. Birds Hill Park Ranch offers scenic rides through pastoral landscapes along with opportunities for a post-ride repast or marshmallow session over the campfire. And at Tumbleweeds Ranch in the Interlake, sign up for English and Western riding lessons and mosey across 350 acres of forest, meadows and streams. Riding tall in the saddle is one of the best ways to enjoy the views.