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Our Mission


Based in Duluth, MN, Positive Energy Outdoors was founded in 2004 as a nonprofit to encourage people and animal-powered exploration of the outdoors. In fact, we help nearly 2,000 kids get outdoors each year! Our programs emphasize teamwork, healthy risk-taking, and positive communication, creating learning opportunities that can lead to a lifetime of active adventures.

Each year, PEO helps thousands of children and adults experience dog sledding, kayaking, rock climbing and much more in Duluth and on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Positive Reviews for our Outdoor Adventures

outdoor adventures duluth mn Mushing and fun

Dog sledding with positive energy is just that, it is a positively wonderful experience. It's educational, the owners are hands on and very knowledgable about each individual pup, how they run, what they like etc. We learned how to harness the dogs and put them on the line, and we learned how to mush. I would highly recommend this activity to anyone who loves the outdoors, the day was glorious

– Jeannescottg, TripAdvisor
outdoor edventures duluth mn Great experience dog sledding!

We had a party of 9 people and went dogsledding! Blake and Steph were very knowledgeable and were so good with the kids! We enjoyed learning about the dogs history and helping get them ready to go out. We also enjoyed the horse drawn wagon ride (as there wasn't enough snow for the sleigh). What a fun experience!

– Mandy R., TripAdvisor
positive energy outdoors True Northwoods Vibe

Our group was five 50-something women who are relatively fit. We booked an afternoon dog sled session in mid February. The temp was about 8 degrees above zero, but sunny. Stephanie was super encouraging to one of our group who was sensitive to the cold due to circulation problems, and they loaned us warm boots and mittens for a small fee. We helped harness the dogs and hook them up. All the dogs were friendly and energetic, and sooooo happy to be pulling the sleds that their joy was contagious!

– Margaret G., TripAdvisor
outdoor edventures duluth mn Super flexible day and beautiful scenery!

Working with Stephanie at Positive Energy was a breeze. She gave us great advice on when and where to go, all while offering lots of options to make the experience what we wanted. She provided clear directions to get to the site and all of the equipment we needed, as well as recommendations of where to go on the kayaks. As an aside, I called five outdoor kayaking facilities in Duluth and Stephanie was the only one who even returned my call. Skip the trouble of checking out other outdoor exploration businesses and call Positive Energy!

– Melissa N., TripAdvisor
positive energy outdoors duluth mn An amazing experience!

We had a wonderful time on the 2 hour sled dog tour. Our 9 year old grand daughter had never experienced anything like it and was totally enamored with the dogs. We started with learning how to get the dogs harnessed and then the 4 of us were off on the trail! It happened to be snowing heavily but the dogs did not mind as they were so happy to be running. We got to sit back on the comfortable sleds and just enjoy. Go if you are ever in northern Minnesota!

– secretlakegirl, TripAdvisor
outdoor adventures duluth mn Awesome experience at Shovel Point

We had a great guided rock climbing trip with Blake at Shovel Point. It was my second time climbing and my boyfriends first, so we appreciated his knowledge and breadth of experience. He made us feel safe and walked us through everything he was doing. He walked us through spots on the rock where it got tricky. We had a great morning climbing and will be back to try the ice climbing and dog sledding in the future.

– B-Ro 1900, TripAdvisor
positive energy outdoors Incredibly flexible and accommodating

Steph Love was amazing and incredibly helpful in the preparation and execution of our group event. She was diligent in the research of our company in order to incorporate our company values into a customized program. The day of the event (after a heavy snowstorm) she was able to bring the program to us at the hotel instead of us traveling out to the campsite (which would have been impossible). I would certainly recommend Positive Energy to other companies traveling to Duluth who want attentive and diligent service.

– Alyssa H., TripAdvisor
outdoor edventures duluth mn Great Climbing Experience!

Had a wonderful rock climbing outing with Positive Energy Outdoors this weekend.Blake was a wealth of info - we got a climbing lesson, history lesson and a geology lesson all in one! They were such a help with camping suggestions and directions too. We are looking forward to returning for Kayaking and some more climbing sometime soon! Great people doing an awesome work!

– letsgoclimbing, TripAdvisor