This winter take advantage of a unique attraction right here in New England: dog sledding. Dog sledding is offered throughout New England, often times year round. Both winter and dry mushing is available at most locations.
Hilltown Wilderness Adventures is located in West Chesterfield, MA. They are known for their mushing, both winter and dry land mushing. Mushing is another term for dog sledding. Dry land mushing is a popular and unique way to view the New England fall foliage. Besides dog sledding Hilltown Wilderness features skijor, when you ski attached to a dog. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required. Local lodging is available at Blackburn Inn in Worthington, MA (413-238-0144) and Swallow Hill Bed and Breakfast in Chesterfield, MA (413-296-8058). For more information on Hilltown Wilderness dog sledding call (413) 296-0187 or (888) 853-0548.
One of New Hampshire's famed dog sledding companies is Barking Brook Sled Dog Adventures located in Bridgewater, NH. They offer winter and fall activities and rides. In the fall a $100 will get you a tour of the facility and meet the dogs from October to mid December. Two of their most popular dog sledding offers are full and half day courses. The half day ride, named The True North Adventure, features an approximate 3 hour dog sled tour with one additional hour with the dogs and viewing of the gear that will be used. The cost is $395 for a single or $495 for two people. The Snow Paws Adventure is an all day excursion with visits with the dogs, lunch, a kennel tour, and the same 3 hour tour as the half day tour. The cost of this package is $500 for one person or $650 for two. The tours will take you through Loon Mountain and Waterville Valley which is part of the White Mountains. Barking Brook advises that visitors dress warm for their outdoor adventure. For more information call (603) 960-MUSH.
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