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White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures

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Address: 10121 Deep Lake Rd, Ely, MN 55731
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+1 800-701-6238
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Personalized dog sledding adventures in the scenic north woods of...

Personalized dog sledding adventures in the scenic north woods of Minnesota. Learn to drive your own dog team. Custom day trips, yurt stays, lodge vacations, camping and fishing trips by dog team. Active vacations for ages 8 to 88, with friendly sled dogs and professional staff. All skills taught. One or two people/sled. Adventure guaranteed. Explore the Boundary Waters wilderness, pristine frozen lakes and enchanted boreal forests. See website for details and dogsledding packages.

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Knock that item off your bucket list - do it!!

We had a wonderful experience with White Wilderness and would (already have) recommend the full day shared trip to anyone. We were out approx 6.5 hours and went approx 28 miles... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience with White Wilderness and would (already have) recommend the full day shared trip to anyone. We were out approx 6.5 hours and went approx 28 miles. It was great to be able to switch out driving and riding. The other people in our group and our guides (Kasha and Jamiah) were fantastic and we enjoyed... More 

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Mundelein, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were at White Wilderness Dec 2016. We have done dog sledding in Jackson Hole WY Norway Quebec . This was by far the best dog sledding trip. they allowed more interaction with the dogs......setting up harnesses / hooking up the team / etc . We had never been allowed to do that at the other trips. Also guides were... More 

Thank heatherj391
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The day we left it was -30 in Ely, MN. While that sounds frigid, we never were cold. The staff at White Wilderness Dog Sledding know exactly what clients need to wear to stay warm and enjoy an outdoor adventure! Fortunately, the temps rose as our mushing got underway. We had lunch on lakes by campfires, returned to the yurt... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Beautiful scenery, dogs well-cared for and well-respected, friendly and knowledgeable guides. Overall a wonderful experience, would highly recommend!

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

It can be hard to get to Isabella after a large snowfall. We were able to get to the site without four wheel drive. I recommend having a high clearance vehicle if there is a large snowfall as the road in can get a little questionable. The experience was really fun. We did the 1/2 day which ends up being... More 

Thank DontwaitMn
Peter M, Owner at White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks DontwaitMn. We often have weekday day trip specials in January and always offer deep discounts from March 15th til the end of the season. Isabella is a little snowbelt, often holding snow much longer than other places. March is a nice time to travel by dog team - blue skies and sunny lunches on the lakes can't be beat. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

I honestly couldn't think of anything negative to say about my trip. Before my trip, the owner promptly answered all of my questions. When we arrived at the kennel, we were welcomed and allowed to pet the dogs, even though they were busy harnessing them. All of the dogs were super well behaved (I was really surprised considering how many... More 

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mill valley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

My daughter and I went on the Whispering Pines trip. It's hard to put the experience into words. Fairy tales, novels and Christmas carols made sense... dashing through the snow, on a four-dog open sleigh, over the hills we go, laughing all the way ... The white queen in Narnia ... Santa flying through the night in a sleigh full... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

My wife and I went on an overnight trip at the end of January 2016, and had a FANTASTIC time. Our guide Theo was great - very helpful, knowledgeable, fun to chat with, and was great with the dogs. It was fun to harness the dogs, get them all hooked up to the sled, then let them do their thing,... More 

Thank Ted C
Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

They have great guides with a lot of experience. Did the overnight in the Yurt, the food was fabulous, and the so were the accomodations. The sledding is a ton of fun and would recommend to anyone looking to experience some of the Real Minnesota!

Thank Jake D
Point Reyes Station, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

Just back from a half day trip with friends. Our guides (Joe and Ellen) were amazing and it was an experience I will long remember. The trip started with a nice dog sledding 101 (don't let go of the sled, use the brake, Gee, Haw, etc) and we were off! Our team of 5 dogs yapped and pulled and we... More 

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