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Ready for an adventure?!

Nookside is home to Lancaster’s only Horseback Riding Adventure – an obstacle course on a horse! Fun for beginners and seasoned riders, this guided horseback adventure is more fun than a trail ride, and has something for the whole family.

Your Adventure Awaits… yeehaw!

From horseback riding lessons to Pony Ride Adventures, Nookside has something for all ages. The Horseback Ride Adventure through 46-acres of rolling amish countryside on a guided horseback adventure is for ages 10+ and the only thing left to decide is the date of your Nookside adventure.

Nookside Stables provides many outdoor activities throughout the year for individuals, families, and larger groups. Current activities include horseback riding, family wagon adventures, pony rides, and birthday parties! Book your exciting Nookside Adventure today!

Our renovated upper room of our stable is where you will meet your guide, take home some awesome t-shirts and hats, and capture photo proof that you ‘survived’ after your adventure! Follow the horseshoe tracks from the parking lot up the steps to our Hayloft.

A wagon ride behind a vintage tractor will take you to your adventure and will return you to the Hayloft. After you complete your Adventure, sign your name on our “I Survived Nookside!” Wall of Fame!

What are you waiting for?!

Nookside Survivors

Nookside Horses + Ponies


Minutes of Adventure

Nookside Adventures

I did it!  I survived!  I was so excited and that was so cool!  Horses are so amazing.

— Moriah C. —

The air of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears.

— Arabian Proverb —


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500 Landisville Rd, Manheim, PA 17545


500 Landisville Rd
Manheim, PA 17545

Get Driving Directions Now >>

Nookside Stables is conveniently located off Rt. 283 in Lancaster County, PA, directly behind Spooky Nook Sports Complex. We have plenty of free parking. Or, you can walk from Spooky Nook to Nookside by going on the Rail Trail and following the signs to Nookside Stables!

Nookside Wide Map


Harrisburg – 20 minutes
Lancaster City – 10 minutes
Rockvale and Tanger Outlets – 20 minutes

From The Salunga Exit, off of Rt. 283, head North (turn right if coming from Lancaster, turn left if coming from Harrisburg): Continue past the entrance for Spooky Nook Sports Complex and go to the stop sign. Stay right.  Continue right merging onto Landisville Rd. You will pass a working Amish Farm on your right and Nookside Stables will be the next right. (If you cross back over the bridge for Rt. 283, you just missed us! Get Driving Directions on Google Maps.)


General Hours of Operation
Monday-Saturday: 8am-8pm
Sunday: Closed
*Reservations needed for all adventures.

Have a special idea for a special someone? Want to book a time outside our normal business hours? Call us at (717) 618-8178 or shoot us an email at!


Parking is free!  Follow signs off of Landisville Rd and park in front of the Nookside Hayloft, where you will sign in and register!

It was my first time riding a horse… and I am ready to go again!

— Brian N. —

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500 Landisville Rd
Manheim, PA 17545

Get Driving Directions Now >>


(717) 618-8178


General Hours of Operation

Closed for 2017 Season. Will Reopen on March 30, 2018
Monday-Saturday: 8am-8pm
Sunday: Closed
*Reservations needed for all adventures.

Have a special idea for a special someone?  Want to book a time outside our normal business hours? Have a question we didn’t answer on our FAQ page or want to tell us all about your Nookside Adventure? Drop us a line at (717) 618-8178 or shoot us a message using the contact form below – we’ll be in touch shortly!

– The Nookside Team

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