Sleepy Hollow-Horse Trail
Sleepy Hollow State Park surrounds beautiful Lake Ovid and is home to 12.5 miles of trails available for horseback riding. The looped trails provide easy riding though grassland, pine stands and picturesque forests.
Riders can begin their ride at the equestrian staging area, located at the north end of the park. The trails are clearly marked and well maintained. There are four loops, including the East and West loops (may be ridden separately or as one large loop), the West loop (connects back to the staging area) and the the South loop (old roadbed that is cart accessible and travels along Lake Ovid). A favorite feature is the arched 100-foot bridge along the South loop that leads to the lovely multi-use Island Trail. Horses are not allowed in the lake or creek. The glacial outwash soils can be soft and slippery when wet.
The staging area includes a pavilion, mounting blocks, picket poles, picnic tables, pit toilets, a manure pit and water from a hand pump. A seasonal portable is located near letter O/Site F on the trail map.
Check the trail kiosk for any updates before heading out. Some sections of the trail are multi-use and are shared with hikers or bicyclists. Hunting is allowed during designated seasons, and visitors are encouraged to wear orange. Dog sledding is also allowed on the trails.