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Dogsledding Day Trips

All trips meet at Northwoods Outfitters in Greenville, where our guides will make sure your clothing & boots are adequate. You will then be met by your guide Steve and escorted to the trail.

We will provide you with trail beverages & snacks as needed and take you through our “Dogsledding 101” orientation which includes learning about the history of dog sledding, arctic exploration with trap line dog teams, safety and control of your team. You'll then head out to meet all the dogs and to help—if you’d like—in harnessing your own team.

The big moment arrives as the guide launches your sled and off you go, riding or driving your own dog team on wilderness trail. Feel the excitement as your team pulls you through the snow covered trails, blanketed in the silence of nature. Around every corner the possibility seeing wildlife including the Maine Moose exists.

Along the way, your guide will point out wildlife signs and sites of scenic interest for photos, provide rest stops, bathroom & beverage breaks as needed and (on full day trips) she will cook a trailside campfire lunch.

Our trail system includes a variety of scenic options—hilly woodland terrain, sheltered bogs, —and trails that are both easy and challenging so be sure to let your guide know your preferences.

When you arrive back at the kennel you’re welcome to help feed and water your dogs if you choose and to stop up at the hut for a hot beverage before departing.

Steve Madera has been a mushing guide for over 15 years. His enthusiasm and willingness to share his passion with others enhances your trip experience. Steve is also a full time wilderness maine guide offering up close wildlife experiences and nature interpretation tours.

DogsleddingDogsledding Overnight Tours

For that extra special adventure be sure to ask about a nighttime dog sledding adventure. Tours leave around sunset and last 4 hours. Headlights are provided and all trips are led as guided rides. Moonlight tours add an extra-special ambiance to your dogsled ride and will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

How to prepare for your trip

Suitable clothing includes: thermalwear (top & bottom), sweater or fleece top, parka & snow pants, warm hat & mitts, neck gaitor or scarf, sunglasses, warm socks and insulated snowboots.

Everything you need can be purchased or rented from our store in downtown Greenville. The key items—parka, snow pants & insulated snowboots--can be rented separately or as a package at. (i.e., full package rental rates $25) but be sure to call the store to reserve these items in advance and be sure to pick them up at the store before heading out on the trail.

You're welcome to bring your own water bottle, thermos and snack food; or we can provide those at no charge. Video, digital and film cameras all work quite well on our trips despite the winter conditions.

Please be advised that you will be engaged in an adventure activity and traveling on remote wilderness trails where there is an element of risk. While Northwoods Outfitters day trip participants have never sustained significant injuries, we do as a matter of protocol ask all participants to sign a liability release upon arriving at the store.


Reservations must be made and confirmed in advance by phone. A 50% non-refundable deposit by credit card is required. Balance of payment can be made when you meet at Northwoods Outfitters by cash, check or credit card. (Gratuities are appreciated by the guides for a job well done.)

No special fitness or experience is needed, but please note that persons over 250 pounds may find it difficult to balance on the sleds and kids 5 & under sometimes prefer a short ride rather than a half day or more of sledding.




Dogsledding For lodging options please visit our lodging page or call us. We offer a variety of lodging for all tastes and budgets and are happy customize your trip for you.

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Northwoods Outfitters | Main Street, PO Box 160 | Greenville, Maine 04441 | Local (207) 695-3288

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