Looking for a true North Woods adventure? Let a team of sled dogs, lead by some of the best dog mushers in North America, bring you for a ride down snow packed backcountry trails. Not only is this a thrilling, authentically Northern experience, you’ll learn from the experts that there’s much more involved that meets-the-eye when it comes to raising and racing sled dogs. It’s about knowing their individual personalities and strengths, nurturing their natural instincts to run and pull, earning their trust, and building confidence.
Contact these local mushers and schedule a ride:
Arleigh Jorgenson is recognized as a leader among North America's mushers - a veteran with 30+ years of experience. He has raced in over 100 races throughout North America, including money-winning finishes in ten 500-mile races in Minnesota and Montana. Arleigh has been guiding trips for the last 13 years. He makes his home outside Grand Marais in a log cabin he built himself, alongside his 100-dog kennel. Arleigh is joined now by his son, Odin, an accomplished wilderness guide as well as musher from childhood.
Stoney Creek Kennels
Offering Joy Rides, Trots around the Block, and Cruises, Stoney Creek Kennels welcomes guests to experience dog sled rides through the Minnesota North Woods. Rita & Bill Wehseler race and care for 42 Alaskan Huskies at their home in Tofte, Minnesota. Rita has been racing her own team for the past 9 years, and in 2001 she became the first woman ever to finish the Can-Am Crown 250 race in Maine. Her experience as a dog sled touring manager in Alaska promises guests an exciting dog sledding adventure in Tofte, Minnesota!