Our three and four-day weekend trips are in the Umbagog Lake and Mahoosuc Mountain areas. Activities for all weekend trips include mushing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. We offer two types of 3 & 4 day weekend trips, combination and all-mush. On combination trips (these are trips labeled “Intro”), you would X-country ski one way and mush one way in and out from camp. All mush trips go in and out to camp by dogteam, but there is time to try X-country skiing or snowshoeing from camp. On four-day trips, we do a day trip out from our base camp and have a hot trail lunch heated over a campfire. If it is an Intro four-day trip, you would ski and mush on the middle day. On an all mush trip, you would travel only by dog team on the middle day. Two people per sled work with the dog teams on all weekend trips.

Our weekend trips begin at 7 p.m. the first day, when we outfit you with winter equipment, discuss dressing for the cold, give a safety briefing, answer questions, and review the itinerary. The following morning, we head out with the huskies for two or three days on the trail. We return around 4 p.m. on the last day.  You will need to make reservations to stay with us in our lodge, farmhouse bed and breakfast, or a local hotel or bed and breakfast the first night for an additional fee.

Winter travel can be physically challenging. The better shape you are in, the more you will enjoy your trip. If you are relatively inactive, start exercising at least one month before your trip. You should be able to ski or snowshoe four miles with a light pack. While we’re on the trail, we camp in the traditional style; canvas wall tents heated with wood stoves with balsam fir bough floors.