Hilltown Wilderness Adventures

West Chesterfield

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Dog-drawn rigs race around scenic outdoor track, drive your own team of dogs, & after guests meet & take photos with teams

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Promotional value expires Sep 28, 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

29 Ratings

Ideally best to go when there is snow on the ground, but Hilltown Wilderness team did there best to make it work with the snowless winter. Downside is that the meeting location was not exactly clear. Overall had a wonderful time and there was plenty of quality dog time!
Kaitlyn D. · March 7, 2016
It was something different and a great experience. You should be a dog lover if you do this because there is a lot of hand on. You will be put to work helping out with the dogs of you want to. It's an all day adventure and something I enjoyed trying.
Veronica J. · December 28, 2015
So much fun! My favorite part was meeting all of the dogs, they're all very sweet!
Kelly M. · December 15, 2015
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    West Chesterfield

    27 Mount Rd.

    West Chesterfield, Massachusetts 01084

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