Dog-Based Adventure:

A journey embarked upon for the sake of mentally and physically challenging oneself in the company of dogs.

Points Unknown evolved from a love and respect for dogs and the deep desire to create dog-based adventures for those with a range of experience levels. Those new to dogs and/or mushing, all the way up to mushers with their own sled dog teams, are welcome to join us if looking for new challenges.

Points Unknown promotes and actively maintains a kennel of traditional sled dogs including the Freight Alaskan Husky and Hedlund Husky. At one time we played an active role in the preservation of the Canadian Inuit Dog.

“Exceeded my expectations...more than an adventurous trip- it was the experience of a lifetime!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile for Trip Advisor

"Ok, first of all- I am NOT an employee of Points Unknown, I was simply so impressed and thrilled by my experience there that I had to write a review while it was fresh in my mind (and I'm still running on the adrenalin of the experience!)
This adventure is SO MUCH MORE than a few rides In a sled, this is a well constructed all-out introduction to a sport and a lifestyle so many folks (including me) know little about!

After a few short 1/2 day recreational dog sled trips with different outfitters- my interest was further piqued by my love of dogs and Nortern MN. I was expecting to simply get a few extra opportunities and a few informative talks on dogsledding, but what I got from the experience was 10x better!

It really should be called " Mushing 101" as this 4 day trip provided not only TONS of insight into the life of mushing, the history and development of a mushing lifestyle and care of these unique animals AND thorough instruction but multiple experiences driving your own sled, with competent coaches and dog teams on beginner and challenging courses.

It wasn't a ride- it was an once in a lifetime ExPERIENCE! ( I told them this should be their tag line!)

They kept our trip group to 4 people so we got lots of one on one attention, and they truly made each of us feel supported and comfortable. A few participants had NEVER been dog sledding prior, but simply wanted an outdoor adventure and loved dogs.

My mind was opened to an amazing sport- I even feel somewhat ready to launch my own team! (Ok a little more experience would help!)

This will Definitely be a must on my calendar again next year!!!!
Visited February 2014"
Sonja Birkeland

Points Unknown offers:

Highlighted Adventures:

Points Unknown is currently on a journey with a result that includes providing you with some very unique, OFF GRID, north woods dog mushing experiences! You can follow this journey by following our blog or the Points Unknown Facebook page.

Check out three new adventures:

True North Woods Dog Sledding Experience.

Taste of the North Woods Dog Sledding Experience.

Day in the Life Dog Sledding Experience.

See what else is new on our Adventure Trip page.

Points Unknown, LLC
82 Irish Creek Road
P.O. Box 51
Hovland, MN 55606

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