man mushing sled of dogs in winter

Dog Sledding in Newberry, Michigan

Experience the thrill of dog sledding in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula each winter and fall with these unique, behind-the-scenes tours!

Are you a dog sledding aficionado? Tahquamenon Country (Newberry and the surrounding area) has you covered. You don't have to travel to Alaska to experience first-class Upper Michigan sled dog racing or a dog sled tour. Our winter season delivers the perfect snow for the best dog sledding in the Upper Peninsula. Whether you are a spectator, beginner, musher or pro, Tahquamenon Country is a pristine wilderness replete with snowy forests that are perfect for dog sledding.

Many of our local sled dog businesses and enthusiasts offer services so that guests visiting Tahquamenon Country can effortlessly experience a real Upper Peninsula dog sledding adventure. These businesses offer the best dog sled rides in Michigan, unique adventures that are educational and, of course, fun! Only here will you have the chance to hold puppies, receive an introduction to sled dog training and mush through the trails of our Upper Peninsula forests.

Upper Michigan Dog Sled Tours

Ever wanted to go dog sledding? Nature’s Kennel Sled Dog Adventures is Michigan's premier dog sledding company, offering the best year-round dog sledding in Michigan. Options include overnight adventures, day trips and special events. Nature’s Kennel also travels to various locations to race in world-class events, such as the Iditarod. Along with tours and racing, the company also provides presentations and educational programs. Nature's Kennel is located northwest of Newberry, MI.

They offer dog sled rides to the Lower Tahquamenon Falls in February, too! Visit their website,, for more details and pricing. 

Dog Sledding isn’t exclusive to the winter

Can’t wait for winter? Enjoy Nature’s Kennel Tahquamenon Country Fall Color Tours via sled dog team through beautiful trails. The tours take place Sept. 1 through Oct. 31 on a three-passenger, side-by-side off-road vehicle. The fall tours include a tour of the kennel, the opportunity to hold puppies and an introduction to sled dog training where you can see how they hook up the dogs.

For more information, contact Nature's Kennel by phone at (906) 748-0513.

Plan your Michigan Dog Sledding trip

Start planning your visit to Tahquamenon Country today, and see what it feels like to ride behind a team of sled dogs. Check out the resources below to make your dog sledding adventure as memorable as possible:

Upper Michigan Dog Sledding Resources:


Kirkland Warbler
POV biker racing down a dirt track in the forest
Yellow Ladyslippers
Tahquamenon Falls in summer
scenic shot of Crisp Point Lighthouse
a small bunch of white trillium on the forest floor
closeup of rocks
Blackburian Warbler on a pine tree limb
The Tahquamenon Falls Riverboat heading up the river.
The northern lights over Lake Superior