Women’s Wisconsin Dog Sledding Adventure January 18-21, 2023
Moderate Physical Activity
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Experience the thrill of driving your own sled team of Huskies in northern Wisconsin! Dip through snowy valleys, and wind through woodland trails in the wake of wagging tails, flapping tongues, and pure joy.
Ladies, check dog sledding off of your bucket list. Take a trek up to Northern Wisconsin for an extended weekend of outdoor winter adventures on the snowy coast of the mighty Lake Superior. On our Women’s Wisconsin Dog Sledding & Snowshoeing Adventure will feel like an artic explorer as we discover the Northwoods in the wintertime.
“This is the real deal! ” — That what our partners have to say about their dogsledding tours.
Our partners on our Women’s Wisconsin Dog Sledding & Snowshoeing Adventure are a woman-owned and operated kennel is comprised of 42 Seppala Siberian Huskies which are direct descendants of Togo and Balto who helped deliver the life saving serum to the children of Nome during the outbreak of Diptheria in 1925.
From start to finish, participants will be involved in all stages of mushing. Every trip begins with participants meeting each dog and learning about them. Then, your guides will teach you how to harness dogs and hook up the teams. Once everyone, and every dog is ready, we head out on some of the most beautiful forested trails in Northern Wisconsin.
Not just a walk in the woods.
Led by a local naturalist and guide, participants on our Women’s Wisconsin Dog Sledding & Snowshoeing Adventure will take on walk into the Northwoods by by snowshoe. If conditions allow, we will venture onto Lake Superior ice to explore the frozen ice caves.
Who should sign up?
The Women’s Wisconsin Dog Sledding & Snowshoeing Adventure is open to women ages 18 and older. Anyone in good health, and who is moderately active can enjoy the activities listed on the itinerary. Dog sledding can be done by nearly anyone, but does require good balance and strength to hold onto a sled being pulled by a team of dogs. Snowshoeing is 3-4 hours, over rolling terrain in the snow at a moderate workout level. Those who are not used to snowshoeing might feel that this is strenuous. Our guide will work with the group’s abilities. Temperatures ranging from the low 30’s to below zero. Windy conditions could create extreme cold depending on wind direction. Please view the packing list below and come prepared to spend time outside in the cold
On our Women’s Wisconsin Dog Sledding & Snowshoeing Adventure participants all have single rooms in 2- bedroom cottages with one bathroom or 3-bedroom cottage with 2 bathrooms. Those who would like their own space. may be able to upgrade to a 1-bedroom cottages for a single supplement fee of $300. Please contact us for availbilty. All cottages are fully furnished and heated. Example of 2 Bedroom (Double Cottages) and Example of 1 Bedroom (Single Cottages)
- Experience Lake Superior’s peaceful winter wonderland.
- Learn to drive your own dog sled team!
- Go snowshoeing on forest trails.
- Discover Lake Superior’s mainland ice caves.
- Stay in cozy 1 or 2 bedroom cottages.
- Scan the clear winter sky for constellations and maybe even northern lights.
- Eat food from local restaurants catered right to your cottage.
- Relax. All the planning is done for you!
Inclusions & Exclusions
- 2 dog sledding sessions.
- 2 guided snowshoeing hikes
- 3 nights in 2 or 3 bedroom cottages.
- Expert local guides.
- 2 dinners
- 3 lunches
- 3 breakfasts
- Use of snowshoes
Price: $1995 – $2195 pp (depending on the team you choose)
Deposit due by: November15th
Installments: Three equal payments due October 18, November 18 and December 18.
Spots Available: Click below to see real-time availability.
Participants will be in two teams of no more than 5 participants.
Maximum / Minimum Group Size 11/11 in two smaller teams of 6 and 5 participants.
A full cancellation policy is available before submitting payment.
In the unlikely event that Green Edventures is unable to fill the trip, a full refund will be given.
Travel insurance is available and recommended.
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►Where Do We Stay?
- Night 1: Woodside Cottages, Bayfield, Wisconsin.
- Night 2: Woodside Cottages, Bayfield, Wisconsin.
- Night 3: Woodside Cottages, Bayfield, Wisconsin.
►Day 1: Welcome to Bayfield
Arrive at Woodside Cottages between 2 & 4pm to avoid traveling at night in the winter. If weather permits we will sit outside by a campfire and talk about the plans for the following day and socialize. Dinner will be pizza and salad. Participants will dine in individual cabins. (D)
►Day 2: Morning Mushing & Late Afternoon Snowshoeing Hike
Participants will make their breakfast in their cabins with pre-supplied fixings and eat before meeting time.
Morning Mushing 9am -1pm
As soon as you meet the dogs, you will be just as excited as they are to get on the trail! Your guides will introduce you to the dogs, teach you to harness them up, and then show you what it takes to drive your own team of four huskies. Everyone will have about 1:45 hours of time driving their own team. This hands-on trip will have two guides on sleds with a rider, and four sleds driven by participants. Every participant will be a rider for about 15 minutes. A hot, and hearty lunch will be served on the trail.
Late Afternoon: Sunset Snowshoe Hike
Participants will meet our local guide for a snowshoe hike on one of the many forest trails in the area. As the sun sets, your eyes will become accustom to the dark and your senses heightened. We will listen for owls. Look toward the sky for stars and hope for clear skies and northern lights. Hike out with headlamp or without. Tour length is 2-3 hours of snowshoeing over rolling terrain. This is a moderately paced workout.
Dinner will be catered by a local restaurant. Participants will dine in their cabins. Meals: BLD
Notes: Participants will shuttle between activities in their own vehicles.
►Day 3: Morning Snowshoe Hiking & Afternoon Dog Sledding
Breakfast in cabins.
Morning: Ice caves or snowshoeing 8am-12pm
The Ice caves tour require stable ice to venture out onto the lake. If the ice is stable, then your guide will take you to see Ice caves. If not, then, another snowshoeing activity will be offered. This adventure showcases the magical multicolored ice formations found along Lake Superior’s winter shoreline. As we move down the shoreline, red sandstone rock outcrops begin to rise up and tower up to 100 feet above the lake. These cliff formations are the source of the “Red Cliff Indian Reservation” name. Groundwater seeps year round from the sandstone, and in winter creates amazing ice formations. Pictures best describe their beauty. Several caves have been carved into the sandstone for us to explore.
Note: Tour length is 3.5 – 4 hours snowshoeing over rolling terrain. Temperatures ranging from the low 30’s to below zero. Windy conditions could create extreme cold depending on wind direction. Packed lunch provided.
Afternoon: Dog Sledding 3:00pm-5pm
Experience the thrill of dog sledding one more time. Drive your own team, or ride along. Harness, hook-up, feed, and love the dogs!
Evening: Dinner catered by local restaurant. Participants will dine in their cabins. Meals: BLD
Note: Participants will shuttle in their own vehicles between activities.
►Day 4: Departure
Participants will have lunch in their cabins. Snowshoes are available for those who would like to play a little longer on the property. If ice condition permit, we can caravan over to the Famous Ice Road in WI and drive on Lake Superior. Check out 10:00am (B)
** Please note: The activities, lodging, guides, and schedule may change without notice as practical considerations arise during program development or onsite. **
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