Dogsleds were the original snowmobiles, transporting people across the snow-frosted forests and ice-kissed lakes of the north. Mix irresistible dogs with beautiful snow, and you’ve got the recipe for a winter adventure you won’t forget.
Cook County’s premiere dogsledding event is the Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race, a spectator-friendly stage race with a $25,000 purse. The 2014 Gichigami Express is set for Jan. 3-6.
Meet up with your musher, and you can opt for a 2-hour, half-day or all-day trip — and maybe even learn to drive your own team. By the end of the excursion, at least one of the dogs will have stolen your heart, guaranteed.
The following businesses offer dogsledding adventures. Call ahead to reserve your spot.
-Grand Marais Sled Dog Adventures
-Irish Creek Kennels
-Points Unknown Dog-Based Adventures
-Sled Dog Ice Fishing Trips 218-370-8001
-Snowy Ridge Kennels 218-387-1708
-Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply
-Stoney Creek Sled Dogs
Viva la dogsled!