2019-2020 Public Sleigh Rides
Join others to experience a New England winter evening like never before! Start your evening in our wood stove heated yurt. Then, get whisked away on a thirty-minute sleigh ride that will literally bring you over the river and through the woods while you are serenaded by sleigh bells and soft hoof beats. Instead of landing at Grandma's house, you will disembark by a toasty bonfire to enjoy hot cocoa and roast s'mores. This traditional New England outing is sure to please all ages!
$15 per person ages 3 and older
(ages 2 and under on laps)
Dates & Times
Friday December 27th
4 pm, 4:45 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:15 pm, 7 pm
Saturday January 4th
(BWD Sun Jan 5th)
4 pm, 4:45 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:15 pm
Fridays January 10th, 17th, 24th
(BWD Fri Jan 31st)
5:30 pm, 6:15 pm, 7 pm
Fridays February 7th, 21st
(BWD Fri Feb 28th)
5:30 pm, 6:15 pm, 7 pm
Sunday February 23rd
(BWD Sun Mar 1st)
1 pm, 1:45 pm, 2:30 pm
*Note: These events have been popular in the past & seats are limited. If a date fills up we will start a waiting list, but suggest calling as early as possible for a reservation.
How Do I Make A Reservation?
Reservations MUST be made in advance for all special events by calling our office at 603-659-3572. All messages regarding reservations will be returned Monday thru Friday between 9am and 4:30 pm.
Please specify a date & time when you make your reservation.
All rides are 30 minutes long.
Payment is due at the time the reservation is made.
Seats are limited.
*If there is not enough snow, a wagon will be substituted for the sleigh. (no refunds will be given for a wagon substitution due to insufficient snow)
For more info see our FAQs
If we determine the weather to be unsuitable for sleigh riding we will move the event to the planned rain date.
What we consider unsuitable for sleigh riding:
1. Wind chill below 15 degrees
2. Driving winter rain
3. A Nor'easter
We do not consider snow or drizzle unsuitable. If snow is in the forecast or there is a light drizzle with above 30 degree temperatures, the ride will go off as planned.
All events will have a rain/bad weather date that accompanies them. We will make a decision as early as possible based on anticipated weather conditions, with enough time to alert everyone of any change. In the event that a ride needs to be rescheduled, everyone with a reservation will receive a phone call and email, and the change will be posted on our website and Facebook page. Those with original reservations will be asked if they would like to keep the reservation for the new date or decline at no charge to the guests.
Guests may cancel their reservations more than 5 days prior to any event and will receive a full refund. Any guest that cancels their reservation within 5 days of any event will not receive a refund unless their spot can be filled.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I going to be riding in a sleigh or a wagon?
Sleighs require a base of 6 inches of packed snow. We are constantly evaluating our trail conditions. If there is any way we can get you in a sleigh, that is always our first option. If conditions are not right for a sleigh, we will substitute a wagon.
Should I tip my driver?
Sleigh Rides are considered a service, however, tips are always appreciated but never expected.
What time does my Sleigh Ride start?
When making a sleigh ride reservation please remember that the time you book is the time your ride leaves. Always arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time to check in to ensure a timely departure. If you arrive after your scheduled time you will not be able to participate in the event unless space allows.
Do I have to pay when I make the reservation?
All Public Sleigh Rides must be paid in full at the time the reservation is taken. Payment is taken through an emailed credit card link.
What should I wear?
While we provide blankets and have the wood stove going in the yurt, this is an outdoor activity, so please check the weather and dress appropriately. Hats, scarves, and mittens are always encouraged. Make sure to bring snow pants for the kids, there is plenty of room to play in the snow.
How long should I plan on being at the farm?
All Public Sleigh Rides are 30 minutes long. You should plan on being on the farm for about an hour or so to check in prior to your ride and enjoy the bonfire after your ride.