Travel to Altoona, Florida

Load up your living quarters and head south for the winter at Fiddler's Green RV Ranch in Altoona, Florida, and enjoy hundreds of miles of horse-friendly trails in the Ocala National Forest.

Altoona, Florida

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Fiddler’s in Florida
Avoid the colder temperatures and head south for the winter to stay at Fiddler’s Green RV Ranch. Choose to stay in one the villas or take advantage of the ranch’s 26 full-hookup sites to sleep in your living quarters. To make this the perfect getaway destination for trail-rider enthusiasts, the ranch also offers horse facilities that include both paddock and stall options.

Some of the views you’ll see when you take your horse to Fiddler’s Green RV Ranch. Courtesy of Fiddler’s Green RV Ranch

The Facts: 25 | The number of years that Fiddler’s Green Ranch was the primary U.S. Training Center for the Mounted Police in the United States and Europe. 

Meet other like-minded riders when you visit Altoona, Florida. Courtesy of Fiddler’s Green RV Ranch

Days at Fiddler’s Green RV Ranch are what you make them out to be. With no daily planned activities, you’re welcome to explore the hundreds of miles of horse-friendly trails located in the Ocala National Forest (located right next to the ranch) at your own pace, and can even take your horse for a swim at the local lake to cool down after an all-day trail ride.

On days that you want to take it easy, you’re able to ride in the outdoor and covered arenas on the property, or just sit outside on the deck of your villa and enjoy watching your horses graze in the nearby paddocks. During the evenings, you can socialize with other visitors during potluck dinners and game nights.

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Walk the quaint, lakeside town of 1. Mt. Dora, home of the famous Renninger’s Antiques Center. Or head to Ocala to check out the 2. World Equestrian Center. During the winter months this world renowned facility hosts competitions weekly, including the Tom Powers Christmas Challenge taking place December 12–20.

For fresh seafood, head over to 3. Puddle Jumpers Lakeside Grill. Sit outside for a unique lakeside view and watch airplanes take off and land on the water. If you prefer quality cocktails and a good ribeye, head to 4. Goblin Market Restaurant & Lounge and enjoy dinner in their intimate, book-lined dining rooms.

If you’re looking for something to do when you’re not exploring the Ocala National Forest horseback, visit 5. Alexander Springs to snorkel and swim in the crystal clear, 72-degree water. Traveling with young children? 6. Walt Disney World is a magical, once-in-a-lifetime destination that’s only an hour away. 

Read before you leave!
Due to COVID-19, events have been canceled and destinations may have varying rules for visiting. Check websites and call before you leave to ensure you’re up-to-date with any changes. 

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