Horses symbolize a wild, uncontrollable spirit, which is why rebellious teenagers sport mane-like mohawks and eat even the cores of their apples. Take the reins with this Groupon.
- $15 for a 40-minute trail ride for one ($28 value)
During 40-minute trail rides, groups follow guides through the verdant meadows and forests of Chain O’ Lakes State Park, keeping eyes peeled for local wildlife such as deer, hawks, and eagles. Trail rides are available seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (weather permitting).
Chain O' Lakes State Park Riding Stable
Located less than 90 minutes from Chicago amidst Illinois's largest concentration of natural lakes, the Chain O' Lakes State Park Riding Stable sits on a 2,793-acre park neighbored by a 3,230-acre conservation area. There, horseback trail rides explore undulating hills and thick forest populated by deer, eagles, and the much-sought-after Keebler elf. Horse-drawn wagon rides—led by seasoned drivers along wooded trails—furnish especially colorful views in autumn, and the stable staff can curate optional cookouts at wooded picnic sites.
Chain O' Lakes State Park
8916 Wilmot Rd.
Spring Grove, IL 60081