Head to the beautiful Almaguin Highlands this February 3 & 4 to celebrate what promises to be a highlight of winter 2018. The 24th Annual Kearney Dog Sled Races will showcase the largest race event in Ontario, and the only one featuring a 120 mile overnight trek through the stunning wilderness just north of Muskoka, on the western edge of Algonquin Park.
With a purse of $5K to be divided among the winners, professional mushers are coming to compete from across Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec and from as far away as Alaska. The Kearney Dog Sled Races will also feature 4 mile, 6 mile, 35 mile, ski-joring and “Kid & Mutt” races.
In addition to the races, visitors to this signature event in Kearney can enjoy skating, a bonfire, fine food and fun entertainment, making it a super family adventure in the heart of winter. The entire weekend has a carnival atmosphere in this charming town of 800 residents, and it’s a unique way to enjoy Ontario’s great outdoors in the snowy season. (And just try not to be as excited as the dog teams that are raring to go – their enthusiasm in infectious!).
No need to travel all the way to the North Pole to witness this iconic Canadian tradition in action. One of the nation’s best dog sledding events is just over two hours from Toronto. Plan your getaway to the Kearney Dog Sled Races on February 3 & 4, 2018 and find out what makes this outdoor adventure so thrilling.
For more information on the Town of Kearney, click here. For information on the beautiful Almaguin Highlands, click here. To plan your stay, click here.
This article has been reprinted with permission by Explorers’ Edge.