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Hot Dog! Dog Sledding and Skijoring in Vermont

Dog sledding

Dog sledding is a great way to get outside and explore the backcountry of Vermont. The day starts with an introduction to the basics of mushing, including dog commands and sled maneuvers.

This one-of-a-kind ride travels across valleys, through forests, and can involve the whole family. One can snowshoe or cross-country ski along with the dog sled team, or take turns riding on the sled. The ancient art of skijoring has reappeared on the Vermont landscape where a cross-country skier is pulled by one or two dogs.

Try this fast-growing sport by hitting the trail with you and your dog following experienced trainers in an introductory lesson.
For more information, visit the New England Sled Dog Club at www.nesdc.org or the Vermont Outdoor Guide Association at www.voga.org.

Ice is Nice: Ice Climbing, Ice Fishing, Ice Skating

Learn the exhilarating sport of climbing ice.
Climb a frozen waterfall with equipment and instruction provided when you take a beginner lesson. Rent an ice shanty, get your fishing license, and seek out the many species of fish available in the ice-covered lakes. Guides are available to lead you to the best fishing holes.

If you haven’t strapped on your skates in awhile, take a Nordic skating tour that includes equipment, transportation, and lessons. Sample some of these activities at the Vermont Ice Marathon, Lake Morey Winterfest, or Vermont Skate-athon, all taking place in January at Lake Morey in Fairlee, home to the longest ice skating trail in the United States.

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This one-of-a-kind ride travels across valleys, through forests, and can involve the whole family.
This one-of-a-kind ride travels across valleys, through forests, and can involve the whole family.

   
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