Whether you’re traveling to Eastern Michigan or the Upper Peninsula, there’s always a unique and exciting way to explore the Wolverine State, especially in the winter. Adrenaline junkies and casual outdoor enthusiasts will love trying their luck at dog sledding in Michigan. Hitch a ride with a group of adventurous pups for a journey through the beautiful backcountry that you won’t soon forget!
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The Best Places for Dog Sledding in Michigan
Upper Peninsula Dog Sledding
Nature’s Kennel Sled Dog Racing and Adventures – McMillan
If you want to experience dog sledding in Michigan, Nature’s Kennel Sled Dog Racing and Adventures is one of the best companies in the Upper Peninsula. This McMillan-based company offers two winter adventures: an overnight adventure and a 10 or 20-mile ride. These thrilling packages allow you to drive and take care of your own dog sledding team while taking in the beautiful UP nature. Meet their race team to see which dogs may be a part of your team!
Husky Haven Kennels – Shingleton
Husky Haven Kennels is another top-rated dog sledding company in the Upper Peninsula. This local Michigan dog sledding operation outside of Munising provides training for first-timers before heading out on an eight to 10-mile ride. Your journey ends with hot cocoa and cookies in the Husky Haven Kennels heated hangar! They also offer a variety of other tours and lessons, from seaplane lessons to UTV excursions.
Marquette Recreational Tours – Marquette
Marquette Recreational Tours is a major hub for winter activities and adventures. This dog sledding company partners with local mushers to give guests an authentic experience through the Upper Peninsula. In addition to dog sledding, MRT offers ice cave exploring, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and natural track luge.
Northern Michigan Dog Sledding
Shemhadar Kennels – Cadillac
Shemhadar Kennels offers visitors six different dog sledding excursion options in Northern Michigan. Whether you choose to learn how to mush or just go along for a ride, all of their options include a tour of the beautiful snowy Wolverine State backcountry! Check out this local dog sledding company for a one-of-a-kind adventure on your next Michigan trip.
Treetops Resort – Gaylord
Dog sledding at Treetops Resort in Gaylord is an excellent introduction to the sport. Liza Dietzen and Team Evergreen lead visitors on a dash on the trails of the Jones Masterpiece Golf Course and through the hills surrounding the resort. Dog sledding season here starts at the end of December and runs through the end of February, so make sure you check their schedule before visiting.
Plan Your Winter Getaway to Michigan
Planning your Michigan winter vacation is easy when you book with Freshwater Vacation Rentals! Bring your pet and enjoy our pet-friendly cabins in Michigan, hosted throughout the state, that put you right where you want to be—the beautiful outdoors! If you’re going to make the most of your time outside during the winter, we recommend taking a look at our Northern Michigan and Upper Peninsula rentals! While you’re at it, take a peek at our UP and Northern Michigan Things to Do pages!
Start planning your winter getaway today by booking one of our properties. We look forward to welcoming you to the Freshwater family!