Dog Sledding Day Trip in Ontario

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This is a one day guided dog sledding trip around Huntsville, Ontario. A great adventure as well as a good introduction to dog sledding.
What you can expect
This is a true adventure and a great reason to look forward to winter! These dog sledding day trips are an excellent introduction to the exciting experience of dog sledding, and a great way to decide if you’d be interested in a longer overnight expedition. The dog sledding day trips start just north of Huntsville, where you will meet up with an eager team of Huskies who will pull you though some of the finest forests in Ontario!

This dog sledding day trip is an excellent adventure for people who like “hands-on” activities.  You have the opportunity to help with harnessing the huskies and hooking them up to the dogsleds.  Each dogsled team consists of six huskies and two adventurers.  One sits in the dogsled basket while the other person stands and steers.  You will switch positions every so often and also stop for photos or to give your hard working dogs a rest.  At the start of your dog sledding trip your guide will give you some instructions on how to handle the huskies, how to work the brakes on the dogsled, and what commands to give the dogs.  He will then take off down the trail, and you will follow with your own dogsled team.  Your dogsled team will race silently down forest trails, along burbling creeks and frozen lakes.  The only sounds you hear are the wind in your hair, the soft padding of the huskies’ feet, and your dogsled runners gliding over the crisp snow.

On the full day dog sled trips you will travel the same route as the half day trip, but will continue on farther into the forest. At lunch you will stop at a scenic spot, and enjoy a hot drink and a sandwich as your dogs rest in the snow.  Depending on snow conditions your route may be a loop, or a “there and back” adventure.  At the end of the day, when you return to your starting point at the kennel, guests will have the chance to unharness their team and say their good byes before heading back home. This is definitely an experience you won’t want to miss!
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Nanook Package Type:
Day Tour package
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Dog sledding day tripPerson3 hours
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Daily, until Mar 19, 2018On request
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