Your Musher is Matt Johnson
Drive Your Own Dog Sled Team in the
Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Our winter dogsledding rides include 2 hour, 1 day, or 2 day guided trips, with your option of driving or riding your own dog sled team. With an average of more than 200 inches of snow, the trails are always in great condition. Our dog sled rides are tailored to groups as small as 2 to 6 and our packages include lodging at the Buck Sporting Lodge and meals.
The Buck Sporting Lodge offers breathtakingly beautiful natural settings in the Upper Peninsula with lots of snow, the perfect spot for some exciting dogsledding. We offer dogsled adventures with food and lodging at the Buck Sporting Lodge or just take a day trip or one of our two hour trips.
2-6 people per trip.
Day Trips are $165.00 per day per person with lunch on the trail. A 9:30 am arrival is required so you can meet the dogs and learn the basics of driving your team.
2-Hour Trips are $100.00 per person and are available on weekdays only. Please call 906-439-5242 for reservations.
Winter Dog Sledding Packages
One Day Trip
After dogsledding, relax at the lodge, or go snowshoeing (snowshoes available with no charge). There are groomed cross country ski trails at nearby Valley Spur (bring your own skiing equipment), you can try your luck ice fishing on nearby lakes, or visit the Eben ice caves. There is downhill skiing and snowboarding in Marquette, within an hour of the lodge, or visit local area attractions and shops.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
The sled dogs live at Triple Creek Kennel, an absolutely outstanding facility for more than 25 sled dogs. Our dog sled teams go out in the snow or shine, 7 days a week, year round.
Dog sled racing has become a major attraction in the Upper Peninsula with several major races each year, including the U.P. 200, considered one of the top mid-distance dog sled races in the lower 48 states. The U.P. 200 has a purse of more than $50,000, which attracts dog sled mushers from all over the world.
Matt is an experienced musher and will be your guide as you ride through the forest. Matt has participated in the U.P. 200 Dogsled Race from Marquette to Grand Marais, MI and back. He will be racing again in the 2012 U.P. 200 dog sled race that occurs in February.
At the time you make your reservations, you will be sent information about the warm clothing you will need, and a map showing how to find us in the the Hiawatha National Forest. We are located just off Highway M-94, south of AuTrain and near Munising, MI.
Be sure to bring a good sense of humor: When the dogs have taken the correct path around a tree, and you have decided to try an alternate route, you can't really blame the dogs for snickering. Remember, as you pick yourself out of the snowbank, snow trickling down your neck, you have gained in experience what you have lost in dignity.
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Call Now to Reserve Your Trip. Please Make Your Reservations Early.
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