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~Shared by J. Ranner

I am not the least bit shy to let the world know that I am a proud Pennsylvanian. We are the birthplace of “The Great American Chocolate Bar” as well as the greatest quarterback in NFL history. On top of that, I can’t speak highly enough of the state’s natural beauty. Clean lakes, bubbling streams and lush forests and even open fields provide an excellent landscape for almost every outdoor activity imaginable…. including horseback riding.

Woodloch Pines is pleased to announce a brand new area attraction: horseback riding at Van Der Beek Stables, located less than 3 miles down the road from our resort. Brand new for 2012, groups of up to 8 riders will be able to receive lessons and take a scenic tour through their diverse trails. Although riding is strictly geared for ages 8 and up, Van Der Beeks will also offer pony rides for the little cowboys and girls in your life.spa weekend getaways, best all inclusive resorts

This is exciting news for us at Woodloch. Many moons ago, we actually offered horseback riding here on property. The horses were leased for the summer season and boarded right on campus. Steve Kiesendahl, a young whipper-snapper at the time, taught our guests how to ride and led them all around Woodloch’s property on his pet horse, “Trigger.” Many great times were had, but the riding ended when Woodloch started to rapidly expand. Guests have inquired about the prospects of once again riding ever since. 

Now, our guests have the option to visit this local attraction and channel their inner cowboy. The accessability from the resort and Springs make it even easier to include this in your vacation. So fasten your chaps, lace up the boots and be ready to explore the wild of Pennsylvania the old-fashioned way!