Limerick Forest Horseback Riding
The 6th most popular equestrian trail in Ontario.
Sunday 31 July 2016 05:22 GMT
Near Oxford Mills in Leeds & Grenville Counties, the 5,700 hectare Limerick Forest has a diverse road and trail system. For the experienced equestrian or the weekend rider, Limerick Forest is the place to ride. Wide parking spaces permit easy use for your trailer and horses. With many kilometres of trail to enjoy, the forest has long been the forest of choice by riders.
There are many miles of off-road trails in Limerick Forest suitable for horseback riding or pleasure driving during the spring, summer and autumn. The trails will take you through a variety of pine and mixed forests, up and down sandy hills, and past wetlands and quarries.
The most of the trails are located in the south block. There is a large parking lot across the road from the Chalet, and a smaller parking lot on the Forsythe Road at the Y (see maps). Many of the trails are wide enough to accommodate a heavy draft team and wagon. Trails vary from sandy to rocky in footing, and may be flooded in places during wet seasons. For your first few times out, it might be a good idea to go with someone familiar with the trail network, until you get a feeling for the area, since some trails are too steep or narrow for teams and/or horse-drawn vehicles.
Overall, Limerick Forest is the 6th most popular horse trail of all 6 horseback rides in Ontario.