Harking back to the days when the only reliable winter transportation was a pack of dogs and a wooden runnered sled, do sledding is kept alive today through a relatively small group of mushers. Some folks have a half-dozen dogs and a sled for their own enjoyment. Others maintain a kennel and compete in such races as the John Beargrease contest held each January.
|Dog Sledding Adventures
Silver Creek Sled Dogs
Stoney Creek Kennels
Near Grand Marais
Irish Creek Kennels
Arleigh Jorgenson Sled Dog Teams
Dog sledding at Gunflint goes all the way back to 1928 when Justine Kerfoot learned to mush her first dog team. Now 4 full-time mushers and 30 sled dogs are ready to take you out on hour long, day and full day adventure trips from the lodge. The day long trips include a lunch cookup in the woods, and you often have an opportunity to try your hand at mushing the dogs yourself for a bit.
Boundary Country Trekking
Trips include Dog Sledding Day Trips with B&B Stays, Boundary Waters - Gunflint Mush Your Own Team Expeditions, Across the Boundary Waters Dog Sled Expeditions, and Boundary Waters Camping & Mushing.
|Sled Dog Race
John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon
John Beargrease, the son of a Chippewa Chief, is most remembered for his legendary mail delivery runs. From 1887-1900 he hiked, sailed, rowed, and during the winter, traveled by dog sled, delivering the mail up the North Shore between Two Harbors and Grand Marais. The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, a dog sled race along Lake Superior's North Shore commemorates the life of John Beargrease. It is a tribute to his memory and a celebration of life along the North Shore.
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