Plan Your Trip


# 1

Choose your own adventure.


Want to take a dog sled ride? Our 10-mile trips are for guests who choose to either ride in a sled that is driven by a guide or to drive their own dog team.


Have children under 10 years old?  Our 10-mile trip is best for this age group.  


Want to learn to drive your own team?  Choose from our 10-mile or 20-mile trips

Want to spend the night at winter camp with the dogs? Choose our overnight adventure.


Want to have an all-inclusive experience which includes fine dining, lodging and mushing?  Choose one of our Chamberlin's Old Forest Inn Packages.

Want to explore more of the area?  Choose our from our Ice Climbing Packages or MSU Alumni Trips (you do not have to be an MSU alumni to participate). 

# 2

Check for trip availability/make a reservation.


We do not post an availability calendar online, so please call 906-748-0513, or email for current openings. 


We highly recommend making a reservation at least three weeks in advance.  Our weekend and holiday dates are often full very early in the season.  


We require a deposit of half of the trip total to hold your reservation.  Deposits can be made via credit card, personal check, or with PayPal.  


If you need lodging in the McMillan area or are looking for additional things to do in the area, click here


# 3

Fill out and return all necessary paperwork.  


We request that each person in your party complete a questionnaire about himself or herself so we can make any necessary accommodations. We also require liability waivers for all of our trips.   You may bring the waiver to your tour with you (or you can fill it out when you come, we have extras) but please mail or email your questionnaire prior to your trip.

Nature's Kennel, PO Box 5, McMillan MI 49853 or


Liability Waiver (required for all trips)

Trip Questionnaire (for all overnight, 10-mile and 20-mile trips

# 4

Pack for your adventure!


For all of our trips, plan to dress warmer than what you would normally do for winter activities.  There is a constant breeze on the sled whether you are driving the team or riding as a passenger.  


The following items are essential for all of our trips: Warm jacket, warm pants (some sort of shell/snow pants that will stay dry), well insulated winter boots, warm under layer, fleece or wool hat, a scarf or neck warmer to keep your face warm, a pair of glove liners, warm mittens, warm socks.  There is a more comprehensive packing list for our overnight adventures here. 


If you do not have something or have questions about gear, please let us know.  We offer boots and parkas for use at no additional cost.  

# 5

Head to Nature's Kennel!


Please note that our address does not generally work when entered into a GPS, so follow the written directions here.  


You do not need to arrive early for your trip, but please be on time as our staff will be awaiting your arrival.  We are located approximately 8 miles North of M-28 on a (generally) well-plowed dirt road.  Please expect winter driving.  You do not necessarily need a 4-wheel-drive vehicle to make it to the kennel, but if you have questions about road conditions, do not hesitate to call.