SAVE time and be considerate of your host--
COMPLETE RELEASE FORMS and MEMBERSHIP FORMS in advance, as required for Outings:

GSCA Membership/Renewal Application 2016.pdf

GSCA Liability Release Form-- Adults.pdf

GSCA MINORS Liability Release Form.pdf


GSCA Bylaws 2015.pdf          

Carriage Association of America’s Driver Proficiency Program info.doc

GSCA Driving Safety Tips.doc


GSCA OUTINGS listed by location--  descriptions & Flyers below:

Acadia ME  Meetups One and Two, Acadia National Park Maine, Stabling Outings
Andover NH  Rail Trail at Potter Place Day Outing

Auburn NH  Seavey Memorial Day Outing
Carver MA  Myles Standish State Forest Camping Outing
Chocorua NH  Look to the Mountain Camping Outing
Hancock NH Labor Day GSCA Camping Outing & BBQ Bash
Milton Mills NH Branch Hill Farm Day Outing
Newfield ME   19th Century Willowbrook Village Camping Outing-- NEW!
Sanbornton NH   Pemi River Trail Day Outing-- NEW!
Shelburne VT  Shelburne Farms/Meach Cove Mid-week Stabling Outing
Temple NH  Touchstone Farm Spring Fling Day Outing

See GSCA Calendar of Activities for dates... Check all downloads below for current year's date.

Spring Fling at Touchstone Farm, Temple, NH since 2015
  • Drive-Ride Flyer (.pdf)
  • Fact Sheet (.pdf)
  • Directions 
    848 Webster Highway, Temple NH
  • GSCA Liability Release Forms above, Touchstone Farm Release also required


(see GSCA Calendar of Activities for dates)

Four mile track with almost all dirt road and little traffic. 6 mile route with lovely views and dirt roads. Also an 8 mile route which would go by a fun real live country store complete with drinks, snacks, food and all other good things! This route does entail going down a two lane roadway that has traffic so this is not recommended for inexperienced drivers or horses!

Arrival any time after 9:30 on Saturday morning. Directional signs, parking in big field below the main barn and riding rings, plenty of turnaround space. The drive itself will start from this field after a Safety Check.

Bring own picnic lunch, drinks and dessert provided. Following drive, visit newly-renovated Homestead for lunch. It has been the Stage Coach stop between Boston and Montreal, a country farm, a family home and now a business. Started in 1754. Farm has special focus on veterans' programming with Mass. General Hospital, Harvard Med. School and Home Base of the Boston Red Sox.

I URGE< BEG< PLEAD that people let me know directly if they are coming or if they might come. However if you do want to come and the drive has been cancelled for rain, feel free to drive on the roads. It is lovely driving here and we always welcome drivers and riders!!!

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Ellet and Shirley Seavey Outing, Auburn, NH
The Annual Ellet and Shirley Seavey Memorial Carriage Drive since 2008 on the Manchester Water Works (MWW) property off of Depot Road and Tower Hill Pond in Auburn, NH. The area provides 6 to 10 miles of trails to enjoy via carriage or horseback, including criss-crossing, tree-lined lanes and dirt/gravel roads, some circling ponds both large and small.
   We enjoy sharing these beautiful trails with everyone-- the first two years we had over 30 participants. There are both walkers and bicycles using the trails. The most important thing for horse people to remember is that these trails are open at all times for us to use, the only thing that MWW asks is to pick up your horse's manure.    
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Myles Standish State Forest Drive/Ride since 2014

(see GSCA Calendar of Activities for dates)

Since 2014...
Come explore twenty thousand acres of great driving and riding.  Miles and miles of fire roads, and many one-way campground roads.  Some outer boundary trails are a little sandy and stony, but there are miles and miles of grassy trails, also roads.
No motor vehicles are allowed on the trails or fire roads.  You may encounter an occasional gate to go around, for riders. The bugs typically are not bad.


More information about Miles Standish State Forest can be found on their web site,

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Look to the Mountain, Chocorua, NH
Members can ride and drive miles of scenic Chocorua and Tamworth dirt/gravel roads. Follow the shady brook trail and enjoy great riding through Hemenway State Forest. Ride or drive to beautiful Chocorua Lake and up to the spectacular vista at Mountain View Farm. There are several hills on this ride, but an unconditioned horse going slowly will manage.
   Camping is at Coruway Farm at the foot of Mt. Chocorua where LeGrand Cannon penned Look to the Mountain. It is a popular summer outing where folks come for a day or camp for several days. It’s a vacation destination for you and your horse!  
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Northeast Kingdom, Danville, VT
  • Held Since 2004
  • Outing host Deb H.
  • Drive-Ride Flyer/Reservation Form
  • Follow this link to Google Maps
  • GSCA Liability Release Forms above
The Northeast Kingdom Ride-Drive, held over a long weekend in August, invites members to stay and explore quiet country roads in Danville and neighboring communities of Peacham and Barnet. Camping is by a pond at the Frye Refuge, beautifully reclaimed land once operated as a gravel quarry by our host, Bert Frye. The campground includes a portable toilet, water for horses and space to set up portable corrals (no electric hookups). There is a second pond on the grounds for swimming.   
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Annual GSCA Outing & BBQ, Hancock, NH since 2014

(see GSCA Calendar of Activities for dates)

Come for one or all days and enjoy the lovely scenery
of the Monadnock Region!
Porta Potty will be on site – bring your own horse water.
Come join us to ride or drive on the historic back roads of Hancock, NH. If you have been to this event before you already know how spectacular the Monadnock Region is. New location offers new loops for riding and driving. 


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Acadia Meetup ONE & Acadia Meetup TWO, Acadia National Park, ME
STARTING in 2016, we offer two GSCA Meetup dates in Acadia when experienced GSCA folks will be present to advise-- summer and early fall.
GSCA's Acadia Meetup ONE in June, with Laurie Goodwin and Cindy Perkins on site at Wildwood to advise and assist folks visiting the carriage roads and area.
GSCA’s Acadia Meetup TWO in September. GSCA members Connie Moses and Rick Moses will be on site at Wildwood to advise and assist folks visiting the carriage roads and area. The Moses’ have been going to Acadia almost 25 years with horses, the last 15 or so with driving horses. It may not be too late to get stall reservations, or visit for a day trip! See you there!
Over 50 miles of rustic carriage roads, the gift of philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. and family, weave around the mountains and valleys of Acadia National Park. Rockefeller, a skilled horseman, wanted to travel on motor-free byways via horse and carriage into the heart of Mount Desert Island. His construction efforts from 1913 to 1940 resulted in roads with sweeping vistas and close-up views of the landscape. His love of road building ensured a state-of-the-art system.   
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Branch Hill Farm, Milton Mills, NH
Branch Hill Farm property has always been open to the public for multiple uses. A network of 45 miles of woodland access roads provides fire protection as well as multiple recreational opportunities to the public. There are approximately 10 miles of river frontage on the Salmon Falls River, the Branch River, and the Jones Brook.
    The land also serves as a living laboratory for educating all age groups about good forest and field management. It was Carl's wish that his protected land would provide "an oasis of forests, fields, wildlife, recreation, clean water and air for generations to come."
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Shelburne Farms/ Meach Cove Drive/Ride, Shelburne, VT
4-6 day Outing for Drivers (on Shelburne Farms grounds) and riders in Meach Cove and surrounds.
   Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, Vermont is a 1500-acre estate originally owned and built by the Vanderbilt-Webb family in the 1920's. The grounds were designed by Frederick Law Olmstead (who also "did" Central Park) and contain large barns and outbuildings in the "chateau" style, a working dairy farm, and lots of livestock.On-site stabling is offered for a fee.
   The farm has been a public trust for many years and is open to the public year round. The famous Shelburne Inn, the former family residence, sits on a hill with a sweeping view of Lake Champlain and New York's Adirondack Mountains beyond.
   Meach Cove Farms adjacent to Shelburne is a similar estate with dirt roads, farm fields and trails along the big lake. Stabling is available at Meach Cove.
If this sounds like the perfect place to drive a carriage in style, it is! 
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Andover NH Rail Trail Outing at Potter Place
Trot out for miles on perfect footing! Amble along quiet byways near ponds. Something for everyone, come join us for carriage fun, or ride your horse! Your opportunity for carriaging on Rail Trail (usually gated) with state permit, per arrangement with Dept. of Resources and Economic Development. Enjoy newly-constructed section of Northern Rail Trail plus additional quiet rural backroads if desired, drive or ride!
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Willowbrook Village Camping Outing, Newfield ME

(see GSCA Calendar of Activities for dates) 

19th Century Willowbrook Village,, is a museum presenting rural Maine and New England life through living history and exhibition of material culture from 1890-1920s in more than 25 structures. In 1967 Don King started the construction of Willowbrook and from spring 1969 to spring 1970 the work intensified. As restoration of the buildings advanced, staff worked year-round restoring everything from wagons, buggies and sleighs to farm equipment to furniture for display. Don’s philosophy, in his words, was to
“restore to the day of manufacture as we feel the people of the 19th century used and took great care of their possessions— they did not live in shabby homes or ride in worn out, junky wagons.”

Come and join GSCA for unique camping with your horses in a vintage setting. The campground is in a field right behind the Carousel barn. The babbling brook that flows from the mill pond runs along the field making a nice place to cool your feet after touring the museum, driving or riding all day. There are several miles of trails to ride and quiet country roads of mixed surfaces to drive. The Museum Sandwich Shop & Ice Cream Parlor is open from 11:30am to 3pm daily. Sunday Breakfast served from 10am to 3:30pm. Water for the horses will be provided. A fancy blue closet will be available for human comfort.

All members are invited to attend any or all of the outing days. Please sign up using the Registration Form, this will help me to mark out your campsite. ALSO, please refer to *GSCA’s Facebook group page under “Events” for updates. Brochures and trail maps will be provided at time of check in. Liability release forms will be required for all who are attending the event, plus negative Coggins for horses.

NOTE: If you do not advise your Host you plan to come or might attend, your Host cannot advise you of any updates or possible cancellations. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

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Pemi River Trail, Day Outing, Sanbornton NH
  • First held in 2016
  • Outing Host - Laurie G.
  • Drive-Ride Flyer (.pdf) with directions
  • Fact Sheet (.pdf)
  • GSCA Liability Release Forms above

(see GSCA Calendar of Activities for dates)

Ride and drive the road less traveled on the Army Corp of Engineers trail along the Pemigewasset River floodplain, the Sanbornton side of the famous Hill Village. Gates usually closed to wheeled vehicles will be opened for a unique opportunity to drive this secluded trail. This trail has a short steep road in but once in the flood plain it is quite flat. The river/floodplain trail is road-wide and is dirt, sandy, and in places with some gravel on top, depending on the repair conditions. In spring this area is flooded and under 10-20 feet of water; be sure to look up into the treetops where you’ll see large logs wedged horizontally, where they settled as the flooding subsided.

Mileage offered 6-12 miles total:
The river trail is 3 miles in to the old Sanbornton Bridge Abutments; it ends for carriages when it becomes private property beyond the bridge abutments. In the old days you could continue on to New Hampton and Bristol. Stop to enjoy the view, then turn around to drive back the same way.
Riders may continue across the bridge, follow a woods trail up & connect with Knox Mountain Road; then follow Knox Mountain Road to turn right at Bennett’s Ferry Road to return to the Town Park. This is a 3 hour loop (green/pink) at the walk.
An extended route along tree-lined dirt backroads of Sanbornton can add another 6 miles to your excursion, passing some of the most historic and lovely properties, farms and old cemeteries of town. The ghosts of Sanbornton will appreciate hearing again the clip clop and cart sounds of its not-so-distant past. This route has a few long steep inclines/declines so your horse’s fitness should be considered.

Bring a picnic lunch and refreshment, some water and desserts will be provided.
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RSVP to receive latest information and decisions concerning inclement weather.
 —Proof of Negative Coggins required.

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Fall Foliage Outing, Hancock, NH
The autumn leaves are always beautiful around Hancock NH. What better outing to end the season than camping in a lovely field flanked by colorful trees and picturesque ponds, and driving your carriage or riding on the quiet dirt roads around you! Hancock is a weekend outing enjoyed by many for its country setting.    

Mystery Drive-Ride, Canterbury, NH
 Come and drive/ride Canterbury’s scenic country roads during May’s lovely spring weather. There will be 2 three mile loops which can be driven together as a figure eight if you wish, and an an eight mile loop with a “twist”. What’s a “twist”? That’s the mystery. Routes are a mixture of pavement and dirt.  
Billings Farm, Woodstock, VT
 Twenty miles of scenic carriage roads, built in the 1880s by Frederick Billings, traverse the gentle slopes and historic woodlands of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park. These trails crisscross the gentle forested slopes of Mount Tom, one of the oldest professionally managed woodlands in America. View the cool canopy of centuries-old hemlocks, beech and open-growth sugar maples to visit the Pogue, a 14-acre pond perched near the mountain summit. A beautiful .75 mile carriage trail encirlces the Pogue, creating scenic vistas against a backdrop of evergreens and hardwood trees in the middle of the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.
Land's End Farm, Reading, VT
 Join us for carriage driving in some of the most beautiful countryside Vermont has to offer! Land's End Farm is a great place to relax, have fun, and learn. Whether you're looking for weekly lessons or a clinic series, a romantic moonlight drive or a driving vacation, single or group events, let us know what you have in mind. The indoor arena and miles of scenic back roads ensure that there's always something new to do and see.    
Bonus Drive, Charlotte, VT
  • Held 2012-2013
  • Drive host Rick V.
  • Reserve on Shelburne Farms form
  • Directions provided at Shelburne Drive
(PREVIOUS DRIVE, held in conjunction with Shelburne Farms drive in 2012-2013)
An optional bonus drive in Charlotte was offered by a local club member and regular participant on this drive. He planned and laid out a gorgeous 14 mile drive that began about 10 miles from Shelburne Farms (trailering out of Shelburne) and wound through the Vermont countryside on lovely dirt roads and through two covered wooden bridges.
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