New England Dog Sledding

Picture of Sled DogsDog sledding is the act of pulling a sled by 1 or more dogs – typically Siberian Huskies or Alaskan Malamutes, although other dogs are used including Alaskan Huskies and you may even see hounds in races.

Sled dogs generally can pull their own weight, so a  typical team of 8 dogs can happily pull between 360 to over 500 pounds.  They love to run and pull and can do so all day with proper conditioning.   The dogs can climb steep hills and zip through twisty wooded trails – which is the essence of a dog sled tour. Sled dogs are very healthy and live long lives, and can work until they are 12 or older.  Peak athletes are between 3 and 8 years old.

Dog sledding is a popular activity in New England. Whether you are a serious enthusiast or simply looking to try something new, there are many opportunities for recreational dog sledding. Most simply allow you to go out and ride in a sled while an experienced musher drives the team of dogs. In some instances, you may be allowed to mush under supervision. These rides can last from a little as a half an hour, to multi-day adventures.

There are also many sled dog races held in New England in the winter months.

Following you will find listings for sled dog clubs, sled dog races, and sled dog companies that offer dogsledding adventures of varying lengths.

New England Sled Dog Clubs

New England Sled Dog Races

Picture of a Dog Sled

New England Sled Dog Adventure Companies


Maine Sled Dog Adventure Companies


Maine Dogsledding Adventures – Offers half-day and full-day tours as well as a 2-day trip package. Contact them at:

Maine Dogsledding Adventures
Millinocket, Maine 04462
Phone: 207-731-8888


Mahoosuc Guide Service – Offers day-trips, weekend overnights, 3-day weekend trips, and 4 to 6 day trips. Contact them at:

Mahoosuc Guide Service
1513 Bear River Road
Newry, ME
Phone: 207-824-2073


Mornington Crescent Sled Dogs – Offers half-day and full day tours as well as custom options. Contact them at:

Mornington Crescent Sled Dogs
103 Patte Brook Road
Albany Township, ME 04217
Phone: 207-824-7292


New England Dogsledding – Located in the White Mountain National Forest on the Maine, New Hampshire Border. They offer training packages as well as rides and forest tours. The can be found at:

New England Dogsledding
591 Kings Highway
Mason Township, ME 04217
Phone: 207-836-2703


Song in the Woods – Offers short day trips, full day trips, and 3+ day trips. Contact them at:

Song in the Woods
Abbot, Maine 04406
Phone: 207-876-4736



Massachusetts Sled Dog Adventure Companies

Hilltown Wilderness Adventures – Offer sled dog rides as well as a Skijoring and sled dog school.

Hilltown Wilderness Adventures
West Chesterfield, MA 01084
Phone: 413-296-0187 or 888-853-0548


Northern Exposure Outfitters – Offer sled dog tours and lessons as well as fall and spring no-snow sledding. Contact them at:

Northern Exposure Outfitters
52 Longhill Road
Brookfield, MA 01506
Phone: 508-867-4396



New Hampshire Sled Dog Adventure Companies


Barking Brook Sled Dog Adventures - Offers cart rides in the fall and tours of various lengths in the winter.  Many thanks to Barking Brook for their edits and suggestions for this article. They tell us that they have some of the most handsome and friendly dogs around and invite you to come take a ride with them. Contact them at:

Barking Brook Sled Dog Adventures
Bridgewater, NH 03222
Phone: 603-968-MUSH


Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel- Offers dog sled tours, clinics, rolling dogsledding, and an overnight “Mush-Inn” dogsled ride. Contact them at:

Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel
32 Valley Road
Jefferson, NH 03583
Phone: 603-545-4533


White Mountain Sled Dog Adventures – Offers half-day and full-day trips. Contact them at:

White Mountain Sled Dog Adventures
Whitefield, NH 03598
Phone: 978-649-0476



Vermont Sled Dog Sledding Companies


Eden Dogsledding & Dog Sledding on Wheels – Offers educational sledding adventures all four seasons – Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall! Contact them at:

Eden Dogsledding & Dog Sledding on Wheels
Eden Mills, VT
Phone: 802-635-9070


HuskyWorks Mushing Company – Offers two-hour single- or double-sled guided tours. Contact them at:

HuskyWorks Mushing Company
West Wardsboro, VT
Phone: 802-896-3478


Montgomery Adventures Mt. Haven Sled Dogs – Offers rides, and overnight, and 2-night dogsledding adventures. Contact them at:

Montgomery Adventures Mt. Haven Sled Dogs
262 Deep Gibou Road
Montgomery Center, VT 05471
Phone: 802-370-2103


October Siberians – Offers day and night tours of Little River State Park Tour in Waterbury Vermont. Contact them at:

October Siberians
1088 Texas Hill
Hinesburg, VT 05461
Phone: 802-482-3460


Peace Pups Dogsledding – Offers day tours, and lessons. Contact them at:

Peace Pups Dogsledding
Lake Elmore, VT 05657
Phone: 802-888-7733


Umiak Outdoor Outfitters – Offer 20 minute tours in Stowe and 2 hour tours at Little River State Park in Waterbury. Contact them at:

Umiak Outdoor Outfitters
849 S Main Street
Stowe, VT 05672
Phone: 802-253-2317


Picture credits: The picture of the sled dogs pulling a sled is by Zeledi from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 License.

Acknowledgments: Thank you to Barking Brook Sled Dog Adventures for their suggestions for improving this article.

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