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Nature's Kennel Sled Dog Racing and Adventures

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Address: McMillan, MI 49853
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Nature's Kennel Iditarod Sled Dog Racing and Adventures offers guests the...

Nature's Kennel Iditarod Sled Dog Racing and Adventures offers guests the opportunity to learn to drive their own sled dog team. In the winter, we offer half-day, full-day and overnight beginner adventures. We also offer dog sled rides both at our kennel location in McMillan, MI (the Eastern Upper Peninsula) and at Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs, MI. In the fall, we offer fall color tours by dog team on our four-passenger side by side. In the summer, we have walk-through guided kennel tours.

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Weekend trip in the UP

I have always wanted to experience dog sledding. I finally found someone to join me. Stayed at Interlakin resort in a cabin and spent a day learning about sled dogs and driving... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I have always wanted to experience dog sledding. I finally found someone to join me. Stayed at Interlakin resort in a cabin and spent a day learning about sled dogs and driving the sleds through the wooded trails. It was so much fun! Nature's Kennel staff were so friendly and knowledgeable. The dogs were all so sweet. We also enjoyed... More 

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Lake Orion
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

The dog sledding was a fantastic experience. All the dogs are super friendly and enjoy being pet, but they love running even more. Visiting with the puppies was especially enjoyable before going sledding.

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Thank Thomas W
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The trail was beautiful and it was a blast to learn about the dogs. They were friendly and we spent a lot of time interacting with them.

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Thank Donna B
Chelsea, Michigan
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I spent a wonderful 3 hours at Nature's Kennel recently. What fun! You get to interact with the dogs before going out on the trails. Tom, our guide, was fantastic! Very patient with us and explained all about dog sledding. If you're in the area, try to book a ride. Warning- the road to the Kennel is... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We decided to take a short trip while visiting Chicago. Michigan was our choice. Finding dog sledding was a perfect fit. We love dogs. It was a great outdoor adventure. Everyone was so nice.

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Thank jrjrdruth
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

My wife and I went on a trip on 2/4 and had a blast! Upon arrival, we were immediately greeted outside by Nico and welcomed into the cabin. Once inside the cabin, we chatted with Matti, Luke, and others learning a lot about Mushing and just living off the grid. The team provide artic rated boots which we would highly... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

There are not enough words to describe how much fun this was. We got a package deal that included a 2 night stay at a local B&B and a 20 mile trip out with the dogs. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. She showed us how to harness the dogs, commands and trail etiquette. The dogs were happy and energetic.... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

My wife, daughter, and son in law surprised me with the overnight dog sledding adventure. WOW ... and I am almost 70! Thank you Ed & Tasha for running a first class operation. Nature's Kennel is truly about love and exceptional care for your amazing dogs. A special thanks to Tom, Matti & Luke, and "Dr. Marshmallow" for a most... More 

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

The best part of Nature's Kennel is its dogs, and the second best part are the humans who make the dogs healthy, trained, and sociable. My 2 teen children and I went on an overnight sledding adventure that we will never forget! Tasha is a welcoming hostess and organizer, and the guides (like Luke, Scott, and Matti) and the dogs... More 

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Absolutely worth the time! The day was filled with sloppy puppy kisses and playtime ending with a visit to the adults. It was fun getting in the pens and playing with the pups! The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. I'm looking forward to going back!

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