WINTER FUN: Making the most of your sleigh ride
Making the most of your sleigh ride
Dress for the weather. Layers, including long underwear, wool sweaters and warm coat. Mittens and a warm hat are musts. A good pair of boots is also important. Even tucked under a warm blanket with a loved one, it can be cold when you're seated on a sleigh. Before the days of insulated winter
boots and down parkas, a trip in the sleigh meant bringing buffalo robes, foot-warmers filled with hot coals or piping hot potatoes to keep in your pockets.
Every sleigh ride operator offers a different experience, so ask in advance about the ride length, types of sleighs, options for larger groups, opportunities to learn harnessing and driving skills or the
treat of a campfire and hot cocoa after the ride.
If you are proposing on the sleigh, request a stop for that purpose when you make your reservation so you'll be sure to surprise your sweetheart.
Call early, as holidays book up quickly, including Presidents' Day weekend.
And take your camera along. A sleigh ride will provide you with memories that you'll want to look back on for years to come.