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5 Pugs-Worthy Places to Enjoy a Minnesota Dog Sledding Trip!

Posted by Nathan Miller on Dec 3, 2014 9:32:00 AM



cool beaniesWinter sports season is here and a great way to celebrate its arrival is to plan a Minnesota dog sledding adventure. There is never a shortage of snow and the Midwestern hospitality in the Land of 10,000 lakes is legendary. With that in mind, pack your warmest Pugs’ apparel and polarized shades. It’s time to get your mush on at one of the following hot spots:



1.) Cragun’s Resort & Hotel on Gull Lake (Brainerd)

Cragun’s Resort & Hotel on Gull Lake is one great place to consider. It’s located in the charming City of Brainerd, which is tucked away in Crow Wing County. Stay in a classic hotel room or a rustic, lakeside cabin. The choice is yours and don’t forget to ask about their winter sports packages. They typically include far more than just exhilarating dog sled rides, like broomball and snowshoeing.


2.) White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures (Ely)

White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures is next on our list. It’s nestled in St. Louis County’s quaint City of Ely. They offer a dizzying array of winter sports packages for fun-loving Pugs fans, including ones that include an overnight stay in a luxurious yurt. Oh, and by the way, their packages offer opportunities to go ice fishing too.


3.) Wintergreen Dog Sledding Lodge (Ely)

Also tucked away in St. Louis County is the Wintergreen Dog Sledding Lodge. Their winter vacation offerings are quite varied as well. So feel free to combine dog sledding with winter photography, cross-country skiing, story writing, snowshoeing and time well spent in the venue’s Finnish sauna.


4.) Boundary Country Trekking (Grand Marais)

In the mood for a little Mongolian firepot cooking and sleigh rides to go with that Minnesota dog sledding adventure? If so, we suggest that you check out the various options available through Boundary Country Trekking. Located in Cook County’s City of Grand Marais, it is one of several places that offer travelers access to fun, winter sports.


5.) Gunflint Lodge (Grand Marais)

The Gunflint Lodge is another. In addition to dog sledding, they offer activities like moose viewing, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, ice fishing and sledding. Plus, there is a great dining room and a professional massage therapist onsite. For added comfort, ask about their accommodations that include private spas, saunas and fireplaces.


To find the perfect winter sunglasses, gloves, cool beanies and electronics to get through your next Minnesota dog sledding adventure in style, please stop by our online store. We are currently offering every Pugs® customer that purchases $30 worth of winter gear at one time, free shipping. So now is the perfect time to get outfitted for that upcoming trip.


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Topics: Winter Sports