In DFW, no one really thinks of going horseback riding on the shore with gorgeous views of the water. Lucky for us, Widowmaker Trail Rides in Southlake gives visitors a chance to ride horses down Lake Grapevine for two entire hours. The ride is super scenic and you don't need any previous experience to go on the ride.
The two-hour rides do come with instructions on how to stay safe and enjoy your ride fully. The rides are for just four or six people at a time so you can have a more personal experience. Each guest is matched with a horse depending on everyone's height and weight. Solo riders are welcome as well in case you want to enjoy the view all by yourself. The trail covers the Grapevine lake area which is over 1,000 acres and it has woods, meadows, and creeks.
Helmets are provided when you ride so you don't have to worry about safety on your rides. While most rides are two hours long, you can call and ask for shorter rides if you'd like. The website suggests you arrive 10 to 30 minutes early for your ride, and you must call in advance to confirm your meeting location, for it changes depending on the ride! The lake ride rides might be the closest that you can get to riding on the beach in DFW.
The trails are open every day of the week and you do have to call in advance to see their open availability as they change depending on the day. Rides are $90 per person for two hours.
Widowmaker Trail Rides meet in Southlake, Texas. For more information on the trails and to make a reservation for either one of their trails, you can visit their website here.
Address: Southlake, Texas (Reserve to confirm meeting location)
Why you need to go: Visitors have the opportunity to take a ride on the lake giving them a one of a kind horse riding experience.