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Address: 15 miles north of Duluth, Duluth, MN 55803
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+1 218-302-4442
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Positive Energy Outdoors, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, provides...

Positive Energy Outdoors, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, provides year round outdoor education activities and tours for people of all ages and skill levels, including programs and tours for families and groups. Summer activities include guided rock climbing in Duluth and on the North Shore of Lake Superior, inland lake and Lake Superior kayak tours and skills courses, 26' fifteen passenger Voyageur canoe, day camps for grades K-8, teen adventure overnight camping trips for grades 9-12, portable climbing wall, draft horse wagon rides and sampler programs for groups Winter activities include dog sled tours, horse drawn sleigh rides, guided ice climbing in Duluth and on the North Shore of Lake Superior, skijoring (cross country skiing with a dog pulling), snowshoeing and sampler programs for groups. Your participation in Positive Energy Outdoors' public programs and tours allows us to provide free or low cost programs to over 500 youth each year from low-moderate income backgrounds. Positive Energy Outdoors is a Head of the Lakes United Way Partner Agency and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

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Positive energy indeed💝

Fabulous experience, very educational and a through from beginning to end . you take part in getting your team ready, understanding the positions of the dogs etc. and learn how... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
Jeannescottg
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulous experience, very educational and a through from beginning to end . you take part in getting your team ready, understanding the positions of the dogs etc. and learn how to control your speed while traveling with the dogs . I would highly recommend this group,they love their dogs and it shows

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Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We went dog sledding with the cub scouts and had an awesome time. This is Minnesota at its finest. The crew were great and offered a wonderful learning experience for the boys.

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Thank Justus K
PEOutdoors, Owner at Positive Energy Outdoors, responded to this review

We are glad you were able to dog sled with us before the snow melted! It was great to meet the group--we love teaching kids to help us with the dogs and driving with them on on the double driver sleds. Looking forward to more adventures with your group in the future! Sincerely, Steph More 

Indianapolis, IN
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

My 11 yro son and I did PEO's 2 hour bog tour and had a fantastic time! Our guide was one of the co-owners (Steph): she was super nice and great with my son. My son got to help harness all the dogs (we had 9 dogs on our double driver sled), which he thought was great fun. The dogs... More 

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Thank Indygirl575
PEOutdoors, Owner at Positive Energy Outdoors, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had fun on the trail and in the kennel spending time with the dogs! I love that the double driver sleds give adults and kids the opportunity to drive a big team, and that you enjoyed learning to harness and hook up the dogs (they are enthusiastic!). Looking forward to seeing you on your next adventure!... More 

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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Dog sledding with positive energy is just that, it is a positively wonderful experience. It's educational, the owners are hands on and very knowledgable about each individual pup, how they run, what they like etc. We learned how to harness the dogs and put them on the line, and we learned how to mush. I would highly recommend this activity... More 

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PEOutdoors, Owner at Positive Energy Outdoors, responded to this review

We love helping people take an active role in getting the dogs ready to go and driving the teams once we hit the trail. It is so much fun to share stories about the dogs and their individual personalities. Thanks for dog sledding with us! Sincerely, Steph More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Our group was five 50-something women who are relatively fit. We booked an afternoon dog sled session in mid February. The temp was about 8 degrees above zero, but sunny. Stephanie was super encouraging to one of our group who was sensitive to the cold due to circulation problems, and they loaned us warm boots and mittens for a small... More 

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Thank Margaret G
PEOutdoors, Owner at Positive Energy Outdoors, responded to this review

There is no better feeling than being warm and toasty on a cold day, and I'm glad we could help make sure you had all the right gear to enjoy your afternoon with the dogs. And thanks for your interest in our non-profit mission--to encourage people and animal powered exploration of the outdoors. Groups like yours make it possible for... More 

Duluth, Minnesota
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

We had a wonderful time on the 2 hour sled dog tour. Our 9 year old grand daughter had never experienced anything like it and was totally enamored with the dogs. We started with learning how to get the dogs harnessed and then the 4 of us were off on the trail! It happened to be snowing heavily but the... More 

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PEOutdoors, Owner at Positive Energy Outdoors, responded to this review

We love running in the snow, and glad your family had a great time in the sleds! It's fun to have the choice of sitting back and relaxing or driving. I like them both! We'll look forward to seeing you on more adventures in the future! Sincerely, Steph More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

We had a great guided rock climbing trip with Blake at Shovel Point. It was my second time climbing and my boyfriends first, so we appreciated his knowledge and breadth of experience. He made us feel safe and walked us through everything he was doing. He walked us through spots on the rock where it got tricky. We had a... More 

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PEOutdoors, Owner at Positive Energy Outdoors, responded to this review

Glad you had fun on your climbing trip! Shovel Point is an amazing place to climb. Thanks for your comments about Blake's knowledge and experience--he is an extraordinary guide and climber. See you on a future adventure! Sincerely, Steph More 

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Reviewed 28 October 2014 via mobile

Working with Stephanie at Positive Energy made the day a breeze. She gave us great advice on when and where to go, all while offering lots of options to make the experience what we wanted. We drove thirty minutes from Duluth to the tiny, picturesque lake where Positive Energy is situated. We spent the afternoon kayaking there, and the fall... More 

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PEOutdoors, Owner at Positive Energy Outdoors, responded to this review

I love kayaking in September, too--fall colors, cooler temperatures, great opportunities to see wildlife. Our inland lake is really lovely, with warm, calm water that is perfect for new kayakers. Thanks for calling us and see you on a future adventure. More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Had a wonderful rock climbing outing with Positive Energy Outdoors this weekend.Blake was a wealth of info - we got a climbing lesson, history lesson and a geology lesson all in one! They were such a help with camping suggestions and directions too. We are looking forward to returning for Kayaking and some more climbing sometime soon! Great people doing... More 

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PEOutdoors, Owner at Positive Energy Outdoors, responded to this review

It is so much fun to share not only the climbing skills with our participants, but also the geology and natural history as well. Glad we could also help with the other parts of your trip as well! Sincerely, Steph More 

Storm Lake, Iowa
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Chose to do some rock climbing with my husband during our vacation to Duluth. Chose this activity as this was something neither of us had done before. Guide met us at the state park and we hiked about 15 minutes to our "spot" to climb. The guide was very experienced in what he does and explained everything to us. While... More 

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