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Plan Your Trip


# 1

Choose your own adventure.
Are you going to drive your own team or ride with a guide?

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

Want to learn to drive your own team?  Choose from our half day or full day trips.

Have children under 10 years old?
 Our half day trip is best for this age group 

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

Guide driving their own team
Passenger riding in the guide's sled
Guest driving their OWN team

# 2

Check for trip availability/make a reservation.


We do not post an availabilty calendar online so please call 906-478-0513 or email for current openings. 


We highy recommend making a reservation at least three weeks in advance.  Our weekend and holiday dates are often sold out early in the season.  Be sure to make your lodging reservations well in advance as well!  Click here for lodging options. 


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

# 3

Fill out and return all necessary paperwork.  


When you make a reservation, we will email a welcome packet with trip confirmation and all necessay paperwork.  We request that each person in your party completes a questionaire about himself/herself so we can make any necessary accomodations.  We also require libality waiviers for all of our trips.  You may bring the waiver tour tour with you ) or you can fill it out when you come but please mail or email your questionnaire priort to your trip.

Nature's Kennel, 321 West McMillan Ave., Newberry, MI 49868 or email to


Liability Waiver (required for all trips)

Trip Questionnaire (for all overnight, half day and full day 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.  

We provide boots to all of our guests at no additional cost. 


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. 

# 5

Head to Nature's Kennel!


Please note that our address does not generally work when entered into a GPS so please click here for written directions.  


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. 


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