Hilltown Wilderness Adventures

West Chesterfield

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Dog-drawn rigs race around scenic outdoor track after guests meet & take photos with teams, ride or guide the rig yourself

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Promotional value expires Sep 26, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for option purchased. Must sign waiver. Not valid for winter sled dog rides. Subject to weather and snowfall. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Dogsledding carries on an ancient tradition of animal-powered competition, taking its rightful place alongside chariot races and hansom cab demolition derbies. Team up with nature with today’s Groupon for a two-hour dry-land dogsled adventure at Hilltown Wilderness Adventures in West Chesterfield. Choose between the following options:

  • For $65, you get a two-hour weekday dry-land dogsled adventure (a $190 value).
  • For $85, you get a two-hour weekend dry-land dogsled adventure (a $190 value).<p>

All dogsled adventures include:

  • A lesson in hooking and harnessing the dogs, followed by dry-land racing around a track (a $175 value).
  • A scenic photo with the dogsled team (a $15 value).<p>

Hilltown Wilderness Adventures harnesses canines to wheeled rigs, sending dog-drawn mushers on exhilarating dry-land adventures through the foothills of the Berkshires. Groups of 20 or fewer join the pups for a meet and greet, petting the pooches, feeding them snacks, and exchanging phone numbers. Then, experienced dogsledders coach guests in hooking and harnessing canines. The light dry-land rigs speed around a track on wheels as mushers race each other around a picturesque mountainous landscape, and finish by thanking their dogs with a friendly handshake or a piggyback ride. Each dogsledder also receives a discount voucher for food and beverages at the county store.

Hilltown Wilderness Adventures

The proprietor and chief guide behind Hilltown Wilderness Adventures, Marla BB, invites patrons to hitch their dreams of adventure onto the backs of her alaskan huskies for mushing, skijoring, and outdoor excursions in the Berkshires. Her hallmark attraction is mushing through both snowy hills and on dryland tracks—a unique offering for the region that has earned her attention from media outlets such as Mushing magazine and Animal Planet.

The skijoring and sled-dog school teaches novices how to captain a team of dogs either in a sled or on skis, which can give them a way to skip long ski-resort lift lines. Marla also leads day excursions through DAR State Forest, Chesterfield Gorge and Westfield River, and the Deerfield River Watershed, keeping bikers, hikers, kayakers, and bird watchers safe as she is a certified wilderness first responder and an expert in swift-water safety and rescue.

Customer Reviews

Thank you so much, Marla. We have had a unique experience. We loved everything!
Anna T. · May 12, 2012
It was really great. The dogs were so lovable and friendly. Marla was extremely knowledgeable and is very passionate about her wonderful dogs. She shares her knowledge professionally, and with the desire to teach accurately. I would have given 5 stars if the fact that the compound was all natural was on the website. Make sure you do not wear chemical bug repellant (deet) or Sun screen. The dogs love to lick, and the chemicals are not good for the dogs. Our family had a wonderful time, the scenery was beautiful.
Chris P. · May 29, 2017
They take their time to show us the dog sledding adventure and know exactly what to do in all situations. It was a great experience
Christopher P. · March 28, 2017
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    West Chesterfield

    27 Mount Rd.

    West Chesterfield, Massachusetts 01084

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