Our recent post about all the great winter sports opportunities in the Woodstock area focused primarily on skiing. Down near the bottom, however, we mentioned a less-typical winter pastime: dog sledding!
Dog sledding is an iconic mode of travel for most of us. Something from the past, located in history and the great white wilderness to the North. We’ve heard of the Iditarod and maybe even follow it each year. But how many of us can say we’ve experienced a dog sled ride or even realize we could?
The good news is that you don’t have to go all the way to Nome, Alaska to experience the thrill of dog sledding. Vermont is home to a number of dog sled tour providers but the one closest to us is Braeburn Siberians. Braeburn Siberians is located just 35 minutes away, in Windsor, VT.
Braeburn Siberians offer a variety of dog sled tours every year, December through March. Choose from a simple, 30 minute ride or a longer, 2-hour excursion.
Whichever you choose, your Vermont dog sledding tour will take place in a double-driver tour sled. Each sled can carry 2 adult passengers, one sitting and one standing, not including the driver. While the sitting passenger can enjoy the view and the ride, the standing passenger can take a turn at “mushing” the dogs! A professional driver will be in charge at all times, though, so don’t be nervous. And yes, you can certainly take turns standing and sitting.
These dog sled tours typically go out with two to three sleds, so if your group is larger than two, you can still all go together. If you enjoy dogs, snow, and the beauty of the great outdoors, you owe it to yourself to experience a Vermont dog sledding adventure.
Vermont Dog Sledding Tours
Braeburn Siberians Dogsledding Adventures
Available December through March, Windsor, VT 05089
Woodstock Vermont Lodging
Deer Brook Inn would love to serve as a home away from home for all your Vermont adventures. The Woodstock area is an excellent central location for skiing, shopping, sightseeing, hiking, biking, and much more. We offer four comfortable and welcoming guest rooms and suites with en suite bathrooms. Breakfast at our Vermont B&B is a culinary celebration of fresh and local dishes made from scratch. Come experience the good life at Deer Brook Inn!