Most people know you can take a dog sled ride in the winter, but you can also give it a try in the summer. The dogs at Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park like to pull so much, that they don’t care if there is snow on the ground or not. When the snow goes away, they pull out the wheeled carts and the fun continues!
During the trip one guest gets the honor of steering and braking the cart. You’ll also learn the names of each individual dog on your team and start to get a feel for each of their unique personalities. If you choose this adventure, be prepared to wake up early or stay up late. Because of summertime temperatures, rides can only be scheduled at sunrise and sunset.
If you aren’t up for a full dog sled ride, you may just want to take one of the daily kennel tours. The tour is an educational walking tour of the kennels where these incredible canine athletes live and train.
A word of warning though! If you end up falling in love with a sled dog, you might just end up going home with an extra body in your car – they have an adopt-a-sled-dog program!
All Winter Park Lodging Company guests are entitled to a 10% off discount for Dog Sled Rides.
You need to reserve your ride before you go, and can do this by logging on to the Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park web site or by giving them a call at 970-726-8326. If you click the web link above, the discount referral code is automatically entered in your reservation form, so you’ll receive the 10% discount; if you call for a reservation, just mention Winter Park Lodging Company.