Taste of the North Woods Dog Sledding Experience

NEW! Bed & Sled/Hostel for your adventure stay!


$149 per Adult
$89 per child under 12 yrs old (must be accompanied by an adult)

1 ½ hour experience

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!

The Points Unknown sled dogs are friendly and exuberant and always up for adventure and meeting new people. You’ll be getting a taste of dog mushing and the dogs will already be harnessed and ready to go! All you need to do is jump in the sled and we’re off! For those dog lovers, there will be some cuddle time with the sled dogs after your adventure on the trail.

We’re located 7 miles up the Arrowhead Trail on Irish Creek Road in Hovland, which is 19 miles northeast of Grand Marais, MN, USA. Directions can be found here.

The timeline for your entire dog sledding experience is around 1 ½ hours, and can vary slightly depending upon how much time you would like to spend in the dog yard, playing with the dogs, after the adventure. It’s entirely up to you! We have two time slots available daily; 10AM and 2PM

If you’ve chosen the morning adventure, please arrive in the parking area by 10AM to take full advantage of your time with us.

Prior to your experience, we’ll chat with you about what you can expect, and to see if you have any special needs of which we need to be aware, all done so that your time with us can be most fulfilling. Here is a list of what to wear.

For optimal trail time, we suggest no more than 4 people in each time slot, however, we can tailor the adventure to your group, so let’s chat! For the safety and enjoyment for the dogs, the musher and you, there is a weight limit in place of 275# per sled with no more than two people per sled. (1 adult/1 child, 2 smaller adults or 1 person in each sled)

Children under the age of 5 are invited to come along to meet the dogs, however, no one under the age of 5 will be allowed to ride in the sled.

Please email us or call to book your adventure! linda@points-unknown.com or 218.370.0283

This promises to be an experience of a lifetime!