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From Equestrian to Pedestrian (Two-Day Outdoor Trip)

For the equestrian lover, we’ve assembled an excursion for you. If you're looking for Mt Airy NC horseback riding trails, take a trip down Sauratown Trails and tour Pilot Mount State Park. Afterwards, you can enjoy the charming downtown Mount Airy.

Day 1

Morning Ride your horse down Sauratown Trail at Pilot Mountain State Park with Bregman Pleasure Horses while weaving down wooded paths and crossing over shallow streams. Lunch Have a picnic on the trail while you make your way back to the shuttle back to Bregman Pleasure Horses. Afternoon Hike the Corridor Trail at Pilot Mountain State Park, 6 miles that connect the upper and lower sections of Pilot Mountain State Park with views of the Yadkin River. Tip: For beginners, try the Jomeokee Trail, a .9-mile trail around the base of the large pinnacle with unobstructed views of the surrounding landscape. Evening Head to Mount Airy to check into your hotel or bed and breakfast.

Day 2

Morning Stroll down Main Street in downtown Mount Airy while touring the Andy Griffith sites and take off from Wally’s Service Station in a 1964 Ford Galaxy squad car. Lunch Dive into a Famous pork chop sandwich at Snappy Lunch, a boneless, tenderized loin chop fried until golden crisp and bronze and topped with tomato slices, chopped onions, cole slaw, and tomato paste. Snappy Lunch was mentioned in episodes of The Andy Griffith Show and was the same diner Andy Griffith ate at as a young boy. Afternoon Walk off the pork chop sandwich on the Ararat River Greenway, a paved 2.2-mile greenway along sections of the Ararat River. Evening For dinner, choose from Southern, mouthwatering cooking to upscale dining and hit the sack back at your hotel.