Always eager to find new trail-riding spots, my husband, Rick, and I investigated northwestern Florida locations. Knowing the Blackwater River State Park boasts a variety of relaxing, outdoor activities, we checked in with nearby Coldwater Recreation Area to see how much fun the horses could have, as well. As it turned out, we had a terrific time by combining the two spots into one weeklong vacation.
Nearly 200 horses and riders attended the 2nd annual Chilly/Chili Ride, held November 14, 2009, at the Pennyrile State Forest. With temperatures in the low 70s and abundant sunshine, the day was tailor-made for trail riding.