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Sleighing

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Sleighing

Hello. Please advise if there is any region close to Philly where sleighing is available during December. Thanks.

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Jon
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1. Re: Sleighing

Most of the ski resorts in the Poconos offer snow tubing.

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2. Re: Sleighing

Assuming, of course, it's been cold enough to make snow! (Current weather forecasts are favorable for snow making, btw).

Edited: 14 November 2017, 20:28
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3. Re: Sleighing

All of this is weather dependent obviously, but plenty of the ski resorts in the Poconos have sledding, look into:

Camelbak, Blue Mountain, Bear Creek, etc.

Or if it snows in philly, you can head to the art museum steps.

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4. Re: Sleighing

No point going to the Art Museum steps without a sled.

Cherry Hill, NJ
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5. Re: Sleighing

Sledding or Sleighing -

Sledding is down a hill on a sled.

Sleighing is a horse-drawn carriage with skis.

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Thank you. I was inquiring about sleighing:) Please advise if you know of any.

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7. Re: Sleighing

Like a horse-drawn sleigh? That would require a large area covered in deep snow, which probably is not going to happen in December in Pennsylvania. We usually do not get significant snow until January at the earliest, and given the unpredictability of the weather, I doubt there are many places which have a sleigh and horses on standby, and certainly not close to Philadelphia.

Not sure what your purpose is, but you can get a horse drawn carriage through 76 Carriage Company. Besides doing tours in the historic district, they do travel out for private events.

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8. Re: Sleighing

Please do not take a horse drawn carriage ride. The horses are not treated well.

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9. Re: Sleighing

Actually, Northern Star Farms in Collegeville does sleigh rides www.northernstarfarm.net

Aparently, when there is not enough snow,, they attach wheels to the sleigh and take you on horse drawn tours of the farm. I agree that in December, it is likely that that will be your experience

Edited: 15 November 2017, 16:34
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10. Re: Sleighing

That's what I suspected. Northern Star is the only place I can think of until you get to the Poconos (Daisy Field Farm) - but ONLY when there is snow, which can be hard to plan a trip around and its a 2 hour drive from the city in aforementioned possibly snowy conditions..

Edit: Daisy field is 2 hours, Northern Star is closer but less likely to have snow.

Basically its kind of a day of/week of thing.

Edited: 15 November 2017, 20:28
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