When a friend of ours asked me to pick her up at the Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park (a sign I had driven by countless times on my way home), I thought it would be fun to check out. Kind of like my experience with horseback riding this summer, I was once again amazed that this type of unique fun experience was literally within walking distance of my home!
We arrived to find 84 Siberian and Alaskan huskies barking ready to be hooked on to the sleds. They chose 30 of them and took out 4 sleds.
My sister-in-law and neice went for her birthday treat. They loved it! Said they went thru trails and the scenery was beautiful. Unlike the barking start, they said it was very peaceful as the dogs don’t bark while they are hoofing it!
The owners, Jeff and Tracie Martin, are really nice too – they live on the premise. It’s a bit of a splurge, but worth it. How many people can say they’ve been on a Dog Sled Ride?? One of those things you can brag about and have great photos to boot.
Out on the Trail
Open everyday but Tuesday. Prices are $150 for an adult and child and $175 for 2 adults. 45 minutes long although we hear that in the afternoon, the rides get a bit slower and longer (those doggies are tired!).
Wondering how they keep those dogs active in the summer? Golf Carts!!
Chris February 9th, 2009
Posted In: Dog Sled Rides, Kid's Activities, Sledding
activities OTHER THAN skiing, Dog Sled Rides