Saddle up! Learn the ropes to be a true cowboy at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch

Strap on your boots and saddle up! Road Trip: Close to Home is galloping across Pine Ridge Dude Ranch in Kerhonkson!
The 150-acre ranch is less than two hours north of the city. Ages 9 and up can take an hour trail ride and learn the ropes to be a true cowboy. "The horseback riding is really the heart of the ranch,”  says owner Mike Offner. "It's more of a hands-on ranch experience than other places."
But this ranch houses more than just horses. "We've got 10 goats. People can go in there, they can feed them, they can pet them, they can hang out with them," says Offner.
You can even splash around and cool off at the poolside with, not one, but two water slides to race down.
From the pool to the lake where you glide through serene water on a paddle boat and leave your worries on land. "There's nothing better than being out here in the fresh Catskill Mountain air for what's going out in the world today," says Offner.
If you are looking for more than just a day trip, you can stay the night in one of the newly renovated ranch rooms with a modern western twist