Dog sledding with Snow Forest Adventures kicks off Culturs.guru Travel Expert Carri Wilbanks’ visit to Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.
“A briefing from well-trained guides on how to mush takes dog sledding to a whole new level of fun, as I run behind the sled before hopping on again, calling out to Blackie, Echo and Chester, some of the huskies leading the charge,” said Wilbanks. “I jump off again as we wind around a corner in the forested Algonquin Provincial Park, this time picking up speed downhill, staying hot on the sleigh of our guide.”
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Winter adventure continued behind the seat of a powerful and nearly new Yamaha snowmobile to see even more of the wonderful views at a quicker speed. The crew practiced turns on a beginner route before moving into higher gear and even more scenic terrain in Deerhurst Adventure Park. “Now that I am feeling comfortable riding, I pick up speed on a flat stretch for one last rush,” said a flushed Wilbanks. Temperatures in Muskoka can be fiercely cold, but guides make sure guests are suited with heavy duty outwear, including suits, boots and gloves, to stay warm for the entire ride. Insider Tip: Check out the tour options offered through Deerhurst Resort.
For a more laid-back adventure, rent snowshoes before trekking to Lookout Point for the ultimate Muskoka view. Thick forests of maple trees on the one-mile climb to the top promises a sunset watch over the town. From here, prepare to be so taken by Muskoka that you will already be planning your next trip back.
Where to Stay:
Find spacious rooms easy access to winter activities at Deerhurst Resort. Onsite restaurants serve up local wine, beef, beer and cranberries as well as trout from nearby Milford Bay.
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