True North Woods Dog Sledding Experience

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


$229 per Adult
$149 per child under 12 yrs old (must be accompanied by an adult)

3 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 not only be taken by dog sled for an adventure on our bush trails deep in the woods but you’ll learn how to properly interact with the sled dogs, harness them and hook them up to the sled. For those dog lovers, there will be plenty of cuddle time with the sled dogs.

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 dog sledding experience will be 3 hours in length. We have two time slots available: 9AM-12Noon and 1:00PM-4:00PM, each day. If you’ve chosen the morning adventure, please arrive in the parking area by 9AM to take full advantage of your time with us. If you’re a late riser, not a problem! Just know that we need to let our dogs rest and fuel ourselves between 12Noon and 1PM in preparation for our afternoon adventure so your time in the dog yard will be limited.

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 of 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! or 218.370.0283

This promises to be an experience of a lifetime!