Grand Rapids Area Sleigh Rides
There’s something magical about horses and snow and sleighs all mingled together. Horse drawn sleigh rides are an awesome outdoor winter activity.
That’s great news for us, as we have plenty of snow and winter ahead of us. Here are the local places offering winter sleigh rides around West Michigan.
And if you like the idea of horse-drawn sleigh rides, we think you might also love visiting one of Michigan’s Magical Reindeer Farms.
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West Michigan Sleigh Rides
Southwest corner of Pearl & Monroe, in front of PNC Bank and across from the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
171 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
2023 Dates: Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 7 pm
Sunday through Thursday and earlier times on Friday & Saturday by appointment only.
Tickets: $60 per half hour – $90 per hour (driver gratuities not included, but appreciated)
Tour downtown Grand Rapids in a horse drawn white Vis-a-Vis carriage.
Carriage comfortably accommodates four adult passengers and features authentic Amish lap blankets, electric carriage lamps and convertible tops to cover the passenger area of the carriage.
There is also a two-person Victorian carriage available as well as a larger 8 – 10 person wagonette.
Advance reservations required, no refunds. Cash or check only.
146 Monroe Center St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(Rosa Parks Circle in front of Biggby Coffee and Kilwins Chocolate)
2023 Dates: Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tickets: $60 for up to 6 passengers. 1 hour tour is $90
Create unforgettable memories on a classic winter sleigh ride.
As the horse steps along in the snow, you’ll listen to the sound of German sleigh bells ringing across the countryside, while you sit cuddled up with your loved one in our 1800’s horse drawn sleigh. Lap blankets provided.
Carriage rides downtown include an optional narrated tour of the highlights of Grand Rapids’ history.
Walk-ups are welcome or you can call to make a reservation.
Other tour options include Princess Party, Western themed events and horse drawn nostalgic town coach.
Take a ride through a winter wonderland on a sleigh ride and then cozy up together around a warm campfire.
Access to picnic area, play area, and petting zoo is included.
Rides are approximately one hour and may be combined with a one-hour campfire, either before or after the ride.
Reservations are required. (Sleigh rides are not wheelchair accessible.)
Cozy up with family and friends for a 35 minute ride through the crisp woods and warm up with some hot cocoa and a homemade treat upon return.
A good base of snow is needed in order for the sleigh rides to run.
Up to 6 adults can enjoy the horse drawn sleigh ride.
PLUS stayed tuned to their Facebook page for news of special sleigh rides for the Christmas season.
Experience Michigan’s winter wonderland while on a horse-drawn sleigh!
Enjoy the sound of sleigh bells and a steaming cup of hot cocoa as you glide over the snow on the 80-acre farm. Private group sleigh rides available by advance reservation.
Horse-drawn sleigh rides are weather permitting. If the conditions are not suitable for the skis, it will be a horse-drawn ride on a wagon.
It is not handicap accessible.
During the month of December, they also offer “Over the Creek and Through the Woods” Horse-Drawn Rides. Admission is $15/person for ages 2 and up and includes a bonfire with hot cocoa and marshmallows and access to farm animals and play areas.
Bundle up and have some fun with these sleigh rides.
Rides are 40 minutes long.
By appointment, weather permitting.
All rides are by reservation only. Call to book your time.