Dog Sledding on Lake Superior's North Shore
Now here's something not everyone can do on their Minnesota winter vacation - go for a dog sled ride! Back in the day, this was the only way to get around the North Shore. Now it's a tradition kept alive by a handful of kennels and highlighted by the Annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, named for the legendary mail carrier who ran supplies and mail at the turn of the 20th century.
Enjoy the ride of a lifetime as a team of hand-chosen sled dogs carries you through a winter wonderland. Or drive your own sled under the guidance of one of the top mushers (dog sled drivers) in the nation.
Dog Sledding Tips
- Wear layers of clothes, especially warm boots, mittens and a hat
- Don't forget sunglasses and a neck gaiter or scarf
- Bring a snack - have the restaurant pack a lunch or check out the selection in our gift shop - and a water bottle
- Ask questions
- Listen to the dogs / observe the way they work as a team
- Bring your camera
- Yes, it's very safe!
Dog Sledding Trips
Silver Creek Sled Dogs in Two Harbors
Full and partial day trips, specializing in mush your own dog team! No experience required. Ask for details at the front desk at Grand Superior or call Silver Creek Sled Dogs at 218-834-6592.
Directions - south 6 miles on Hwy 61, NW 6.5 miles on Co Rd 3 and turn in 1/2 block on Clark Road.
Winter Rec Center in Lutsen
Short, hour-long dog sled rides are offered weekends at Superior National Golf Course in Lutsen. Local mushers will take you for a ride over the golf course with Moose Mountain ski runs rising to the north and Lake Superior spread out to the south. Be sure to visit our sister-resort, Caribou Highlands Lodge, just north of Highway 61 on the Ski Hill Road.