Of all wintertime’s delights, dogsledding has to rank up there among the best. There’s a bit of magic in gliding behind a team of adorable dogs, and a wonderful sense of adventure. If this is something on your to-do list, give Braeburn Siberians a call.
The sledding company, based in Windsor, Vermont, offers two-hour excursions on trails that take guests along the Connecticut River, through fields and pristine woodlands, providing wonderful views and joyful rides.
Braeburn Siberians works with 34 pure bread huskies that love nothing better than running through the snow. Eight to 10 dogs are used to pull each sled and a highlight is getting to meet them before the tour begins. Typically two to three sleds are used per tour, with each sled designed for two adult passengers—one sitting and one standing—and a professional guide manning the middle. (Smaller children can sit on an adult’s lap.) Standing guests can help mush the team, a highlight of any trek!
Be sure to dress warm, as you’ll be outside for several hours. Though Braeburn Siberians is based in Windsor, it runs tours from various areas located from 15 to 60 minutes from there, and not far from Maple Leaf Inn.
Tours are available, weather permitting, December through March
After a day gliding through snow, enjoy stopping for a warm drink in one of our area’s cafes, or head back to Maple Leaf Inn where you can cozy up by the fire with a mug of hot cocoa. Magical winter, indeed!