Ridge Valley Riding Stables

Grafton, MA USA




Pumbaa the Pony

Half Day Blackstone Valley Ride


We offer half day rides through the scenic Blackstone Valley starting from Plummer's Landing to River Bend Farm in the Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park … and back again. These rides are available by appointment only and typically take 6 hours end-to-end with about three hours of saddle time and over 8 miles of riding. The ride’s pace can be adjusted to suit the experience level of the group, so any experience level can be accommodated.

You will enjoy the scenery of the Blackstone River Valley and the historic Blackstone Canal, viewing it from the saddle as your group of riders ambles through the creeks, past Goat Hill Lock, and along the lakes of the region. The ride includes a mid-way stop for a picnic-style lunch delivered to River Bend Farm. In addition to a fabulous riding experience, you can learn about the region's economy through this important chapter of its transportation history in the visitor's center museum.

Videos from the Ride:

View Along the Blackstone Canal:

River Bend Farm Visitor's Center Museum:

Gorgeous Trails at River Bend Farm:

Lunch at Riverbend Farm:

Valley View of Blackstone Canal Trails Region:

Map of the Trail Route and Activities:

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Regular Prices:

Blackstone Valley Rides have a 2-person minimum. Please call +1 (508) 839-3038 to schedule your weekday reservation or to inquire about the possibility of a weekend ride. Walk-ins are always welcome on a space availability basis. Read the What To Wear page for clothing tips when riding. To protect horses from exhaustion during the long ride, the rider weight limit is 240 lb (110 kg).