Join us and be amazed by the power of people and animals working together on this incredible dog sledding tour!
Duration: 2 hours
Meeting Location: 4757 Datka Road, Duluth, 55803.
Dog Sledding for the Whole Family
This tour is designed for young mushers and their families. Preschool to elementary-age children under 12, parents and grandparents will love this hands-on experience.
After a large group welcome and a sled dog safety talk, take a tour of the kennel and meet many of our 55 friendly Alaskan husky sled dogs. They can’t wait to get to know you. Learn about mushing equipment, how to ride in the sled as a passenger, and how to drive the sled. You can even help harness and hook up your dog team!
We then hit the trail; a half-mile beginner-friendly loop near the kennel, where you take turns riding in the sled. Children and adults can even hop up on the runners and try driving the team if the conditions allow. You’ll have fantastic photo opportunities and great family memories.
Once you return to the kennel, help give the dogs treats and water, and bring them back to their houses. The dogs love meeting children, so make sure to plan a few minutes after the tour to meet and pet some of the other dogs in the kennel!
Please note that all participants must read and sign an Assumption of Risk Form/Waiver prior to participation. Minor participants under 18 years old must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver on their behalf. A parent/guardian must be present for the activity.
- What to Wear
Boots or mukluks with a removable liner (rental boots available), long underwear layer, fleece/wool pants or snow pants (avoid wearing cotton), a fleece top or wool sweater, parka, neck gaiter or scarf, warm hat that covers your ears, thin liner gloves, waterproof/windproof mittens that fit over your liner gloves, one layer of thick wool socks.
- What to Bring
Signed waiver, camera in a water-resistant case, sunscreen, sunglasses or ski goggles.