Sleigh Rides at Merck Forest
When the weather turns cold and snow is on the ground, it's the perfect season for a sleigh ride at Merck Forest.
Sweetheart Sleigh The Sweetheart Sleigh seats two adults, and costs $150.00 for a forty-five minute tour. This sleigh travels through the forest and around the farm. On a clear day, you'll take in wonderful views of the Adirondack Mountains of New York.
SCHEDULING Please call 802-394-7836 to reserve your sleigh.
Our staff needs at least 24 hours advance notice to prepare the horses & sleigh, and to groom trails.
Sleighs generally run from the end of December through the end of March.
WEATHER CONSIDERATIONS Come dressed for the cold (think layers, hat, gloves, snow boots, snow coat). The temperature at Merck Forest is often chillier than down in the valleys. Wool blankets are provided for extra warmth, and hot drinks and a cozy fire are available in the Visitor Center at the end of the ride.
Please note, Merck Forest reserves the right to cancel a sleigh ride ride due to inclement weather or lack of snow. We will notify guests at least an hour prior to reserved time, and earlier when possible. We strongly encourage guests to call ahead, just to double check that the sleigh will run.