Mushing in Maryland
By Bailey Lucero-Carter
The Iditarod, one of the greatest dog sledding races in the world, may be in Alaska, but you don’t have to leave the DMV to mush. In Maryland, two dog sledding companies bring mushing home in snow or dry weather. At Maryland Sled Dog Adventures LLC, adults and children over the age of 5 can journey with Catherine and Eric Benson’s team of mushing huskies through the scenic hills of Northern Baltimore County. These specially-trained pups can pull guests on a snow sled or wheeled sled through dirt terrain. The three-hour tours run from October through March, and scheduling for sled tours begins in July. At Husky Power Dogsledding, visitors 8 years and older can mush with Mike and Linda Herdering’s pack of pups through snow or dry land via sled or ATV. These tours travel through the mountains of western Maryland and are offered October through April. Both dog sledding businesses receive a high number of tour requests each year, so sign up early to be put on the waitlists for next season.
Maryland Sled Dog Adventures LLC
Husky Power Dogsledding