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Address: 82 Irish Creek Road, Hovland, MN 55606
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You’ll be immersed in the lifestyle of a north woods dog musher once you...

You’ll be immersed in the lifestyle of a north woods dog musher once you arrive at our off-grid homestead tucked away in the remote wilderness of Minnesota’s Arrowhead Region. This promises to be an experience of a lifetime! Our dogs are highly trained and socialized and are the stars of the show. Come and cuddle with our sled pets!

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Dog sledding adventure

If you love dogs and outdoor winter activities, then this is an adventure dream come true! I took part in Points Unknown 4-day dog sledding adventure. Linda and Neil welcome you... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2017
Perry, Michigan
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Perry, Michigan
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4 reviews
Reviewed February 15, 2017

If you love dogs and outdoor winter activities, then this is an adventure dream come true! I took part in Points Unknown 4-day dog sledding adventure. Linda and Neil welcome you into their home and along with their assistant, Hailey, share their vast knowledge of dog sledding and their beloved huskies. The dogs are so friendly and simply beautiful creatures.... More 

Thank InLovewithOutdoors
Chanhassen, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

Points-Unknown is the place to go for the complete sled dog experience. You will be completely immersed in their lifestyle! These beautiful Hedlund Huskies are the most gentle, well behaved dogs!! This truly is an amazing adventure!!

Thank 1429carol
1 review
Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

After reading about Points Unknown in the Minneapolis newspaper, my husband and I decided to celebrate our 37th anniversary with a new adventure. On March 1, 2016, we embarked on our first dog-sledding adventure! It was pure and pristine...I felt as though I was experiencing life in a fairy tale! Both my husband and I feel that this is something... More 

Thank Metromary
New Brighton, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed March 15, 2016

My husband and I were up on the North Shore 2/2016 for our honeymoon. We decided to go dog sledding since we had never done it. Neil & Linda have a great spot tucked away in a beautiful wooded area. The dogs are amazing! So beautiful and patient. The trail they took us on was smooth, and a little piece... More 

Thank aroy042
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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Reviewed March 8, 2016

This is the second time I've spent 4 days with Points Unknown- and it was equally as incredible as the first! Linda is a remarkable teacher who has helped me tremendously with my skills as a beginning musher. She helped increase my confidence with the dogs, commandering the sled and problem solving the inevitable foibles that come with racing through... More 

Thank SonjaB0112
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed February 27, 2016

When our Lodge screwed up and was not able to follow through with the promised dog sledding, Points Unknown was able to able to accomodate my family. What started out as a major disapointment turned into a real blessing. We had a wonderful time with Points Unknown. The staff took wonderful care of my children (ages 11 and 14) and... More 

Thank dettlja
minneapolis, mn
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Reviewed January 24, 2016

My wife and I signed up for the True North Woods Dog Sledding Experience. I can't recommend these folks enough. We've been doing outdoor winter activities all of our lives and regularly travel to this area to ski and snowshoe but we've never gotten around to trying dog sledding.. I wish we hadn't waited so long, this was a blast.... More 

Thank naturguy
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed January 3, 2016

My boyfriend and I went on the "True North Woods" dog sledding experience on New Year's Day. It was 3 hours of fantastic time with friendly dogs and amazing views! The staff is very inviting and friendly. We got to stage each dog, learn about their process and lifestyle, and prepare the sleds prior to taking off. Each sled had... More 

Thank Maggie K
Grand Marais
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Reviewed January 2, 2016

We took grandkids to Points Unknown on Christmas Day for a dog sledding adventure. For about an hour and a half we were taken on a very enjoyable ride through beautiful snow-coated forest. But before and after the ride, we also got a chance to spend close-up time with these wonderful dogs. They are not treated like livestock, but as... More 

Thank Belvel
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Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This was an amazing experience, possibly the best and if your a dog lover this will be a dream come true! It was a ride through and enchanted forest with so much snow, it was easily relatable to those images in a children's movie. It was absolutely beautiful! The staff was outstanding, keeping you entertained with lots of information, and... More 

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