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White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures

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10121 Deep Lake Rd, Ely, MN 55731 10121 Deep Lake Rd, Ely Directions
Today 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Closed All Hours
+12182351300

If you're looking for a way to switch up your tired routine, Ely, Minnesota's White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures is the place for you. As you can see, this place is the place to be this weekend.

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Report | 6 months ago
Such a wonderful experience!!! Can’t wait to go again!
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Report | 6 months ago
We had a great time. The guide was awesome.
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Report | 6 months ago
This is such a memorable experience... so glad I had the chance. Theo was a great guide and teacher.
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Report | 6 months ago
We loved the dogsled adventure!! The trails are beautiful and the dogs are well trained. Stopping for lunch by a fire in the woods was a fun experience.
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Report | 7 months ago
Great group. Great dogs and an incredible day.
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Report | 7 months ago
Al the things went as per plan, we loved the experience. A must try if are little into adventures.
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Report | 7 months ago
What a perfect day! Can't wait to go again next year.
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Report | 8 months ago
There were 4 sleds in our group which traveled 22 miles by days end. We were never cold with all the rented gear from White Wilderness. Our two musher guides were awesome. The owner shared his knowledge and expertise helping to make our outing a true adventure. Such beautiful country. The sounds of the sled, the dogs, the creaking trees, the dropping snow from the trees, the slight wind blowing sparkling snow up into the air as our sled passed through, riding across wide open frozen lakes and marshes, then gliding back into the true wildernes. The vivid mental pictures of wilderness wildlife in their winter habitat gave us the tracks of deer, couger, mice, and a bear. We enjoyed all the beautiful sled dogs, their strength, stamina and love of people. The sound most outstanding though, was the SILENCE of the wilderness while gliding through on our sleds. Nothing like we've ever heard before in our travels! We will return next year for another adventure. Don and Nancy
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Report | 3 years ago
Bring some snacks! :)
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Report | 3 years ago
My 9 year old daughter and I went on the day trip March 18th. They just received over a foot of snow and it was amazing. Theo was our guide and she was wonderful. Very friendly and taught us a lot about the dogs and dog sledding. The entire staff that was there that day was great and this was one of the best days of my daughters life! I would highly recommend this for anyone that wants to enjoy the great outdoors in a different peaceful way. Thank you Theo!
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The pristine quality of the remote trails and clearings winding through the Superior National Forest gives new meaning to the word white. There are no people, no cars, and no buildings towering overhead to mar the scene, framed only by majestic pines. The frosty trail and snow-heavy branches whoosh silently past—the only sounds you hear are the rhythmic mushing of the Alaskan Huskies in front of you and the almost synchronized beating of your own heart. Savor a lunch cooked over a toasty campfire, and stories from the trail before continuing to explore the Northwoods trails with your newfound mushing skills. Embellish your trip with some hot-tub time, a fireside chat in a private lake house, or listening to the dogs' nighttime chorus of "Hungry Like the Wolf" as they bed down outside a cozy, heated yurt

It was the vision of husband-and-wife team Peter McClelland and Chris Hegenbarth to create such experiences for beginning and advanced sledders of all ages. They founded White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures to share their love of outdoor activities in general—including camping and fishing—and of sled dogs in particular. As a seasoned guide and cofounder of the Ely Area Mushing Association, McClelland is dedicated to the welfare of sled dogs everywhere. Hegenbarth handles the details, including the baking of the cookies that accompany each sled driver on his or her journey. In the National Geographic book The 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life, author Pam Grout says McClelland and Hegenbarth "don't just sell you a dogsled trip—they adopt you for a few days," making sure guests are warm and well fed.

The couple has gathered together some of the most experienced dog drivers in the north woods, including Hudson Bay Quest champion Shawn McCarty and nine-year dogsledding veteran Theo Theobald, who prides herself on seeing more moose than traffic lights in any given month. The company is one of the few sled-dog trip providers that trains its dogs year-round; staffers spend off-season months teaching the dogs to run through an obstacle course and playing hours of Twister to improve their agility.

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