Saddle up and get ready for a ‘ranch lifestyle adventure’ at the Shelby Ranch in Scotsburn! Load the cowpokes in the car, head out on the 102, and a little past Truro you will find a hidden gem – a place to unwind, unplug and enjoy the beautiful countryside. Stay the day – or stay the night! Shelby Ranch offers lots of fun activities – ranch adventures, trail rides, and their bunkhouse or horse trailer for your glamping adventure!
Family Ranch Adventure
Are you ready for a fun-filled day at the ranch with the whole crew? Enjoy unlimited pony rides and then play with Tom, Jerry, and Pixie, the resident goats, in the petting pen. You never know who else might be there – you may even encounter a pig, cow, and possibly a llama!
Ready for more action? Try your skills on their mechanical bull and sticky wall. What’s a sticky wall, you ask? It’s a whole lot of fun and laughs!
In true amusement park-style, they have a food cart on-site with hot dogs, pop, chips, cotton candy, and snow cones. The Family Ranch Adventure is available Thursday through Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm. Your ranch adventure awaits!
Admission: $14 + HST per person/FREE for children 2 and under
Trail Riding Adventures
There is no better way to be immersed in nature and freedom than riding a horse through the beautiful trails at Shelby Ranch. Their professional team of guides and horses will lead you through the wooded trails where you will ride your own horse and see the best that nature has to offer. These ‘no experience necessary’ rides are perfect for families and children to truly experience a day at the Ranch.
They offer 3 different trail riding adventures:
Experience Shelby Ranch
(Available all year)
This 1.5-hour ride explores the wooded trails with beautiful scenery. Take a summer sunshine ride, a beautiful fall adventure, or a winter expedition – these rides are a different experience as the season changes!
Cost: Private – $100 + HST per rider/Group of 2 or more – $60 + HST per rider
(Available April to October)
Enjoy an evening sun-setting trail ride and return to the ranch at dusk for a campfire with s’mores!
Cost: $80 + HST per rider
Saddle up and explore with this ultimate afternoon adventure! This 3-hour ride is the perfect way to see the countryside and includes lunch.
Cost: Private – $210 + HST per rider/Group of 2 or more – $180 + HST per rider
Lil’ Rancher Pony Rides
Cost: $25 + HST per ride
Glamping at Shelby Ranch
Glamping at the Shelby Ranch is a Nova Scotia stay-cation like no other. If you are truly looking to get away from it all, the unique overnight accommodations at the Shelby Ranch are your oasis getaway!
Cost: $100 + HST/night (up to 4 guests)