Early humans seeking swift transportation taught dogs to pull sleds, which proved more effective than teaching them how to invent the airplane. Enjoy a time-honoured transport with today's Groupon.
$95 for a dog-sledding adventure for two (a $190 value).
Led by an experienced sled pilot and guide, pairs traverse more than 15 kilometres of snowy, evergreen-lined trails along the path of the 2010 Bristol Dryland championship. Guides drive a team chosen from 40 obedient sled dogs, all of a mixed breed of alaskan pointer, husky, and greyhound. Participants may opt for a hands-on experience, driving their team as they learn commands and steering. At the end of the outing, groups retire to a rustic wood cabin nestled in a clearing, where they can gather around an open outdoor bonfire or retreat inside to sip hot chocolate. The cabin boasts a display of lauded team-driver Denis Rozon's trophies, photos, and foam No. 1 hands.
Operating on the trails will host the 2015 Dryland Dog-Racing World Championships, Timberland Tours employs experienced guides and 40 canines to propel adventure-seekers on year-round excursions of Pontiac County. Guides operate from headquarters in a rustic wooden cabin, which hosts customers inside or outside on the open porch. An adjacent barbecue and bonfire pits often blaze with friendly flames, and trophy and photo displays inside the cabin chronicle sledding victories and awards for particularly memorable ghost stories. In winter months, two-person sleds carry riders down wooded trails, and in warm weather, lightweight wagons send visitors soaring along on dog-carting trips. Timberland Tours fuels its sleds using highly trained teams of Alaskan pointer, husky, and greyhound mixes.
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