Benton's Sugar Shack - Thornton, NH

A quaint New England setting nestled in a beautiful valley surrounded by wonderful vistas of the surrounding mountains.  The Sugar Shack itself is home to the best breakfast around!  Our tours run from Mid October to mid April (depending on temperature and weather).  Our wheeled tours provide a great opportunity to experience our Fall training of our sled dog teams.  Learn how we get them ready for our tours and races.  As soon as the snow flies, we transition to sleds by which time the dogs are in great shape and raring to go!  You'll get to experience how our teams work and run together, take it in turn to lead the way and sometimes its a race back to the trucks!

Wheeled Tours Start Mid-October until we have enough snow for sleds.


Come and join us experience how we train our dogs for the upcoming winter season of tours and races.  We'll show you our gear, harnessing  dogs, some necessary foot care and other considerations, stand with our leaders while we hook up or take as many photos as you wish and watch what we do. Then hop on our four wheelers with us and experience the pull and the power of our teams.  We do lots of passing on the trail, watch the teams line out and listen carefully to our quiet instructions.  This experience is best suited to adults and children over the age of 11 years.  Our early season training runs will be approximately 30-45 minutes on the trail plus time at the truck getting gear ready, teams ready, hooking up and setting off along with off loading dogz from the ganglines, snacking and watering. Please allow about 1 1/2hrs for the total learning experience.  $99 per guest/rider

Our Fall Team Training tours enlighten our guests with how we teach our lovable huskies to work as a team, take directional commands, pass each other safely on the trail and simply work together. Watch our leaders hold the gangline out straight while we hook up the rest of their team mates. Itís quite amazing to experience what goes into training our dogs to be the amazing dogz that they are. Enjoy a training run with us on the back of our four wheelers while our strong teams pull us around our scenic trails. Follow us back to our homestead for a kennel tour and some down time with the dogz in their play areas and finish off with a hearty late lunch. This tour option can accommodate up to 3 people. Most suited to guests over the age of 14 years. Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience. Some weight/height restrictions may apply.  $299 per person

Same as our Full Monty experience only you get to do it twice!! Experiencing what we do twice really gives you a great understanding of what goes on, especially after spending so much time with our dogz and experiencing the teams working together. You will have quality time with the dogz on the trail. Stay overnight at one of our recommended Inns then meet up with us again the following day for your second mushing experience! Your second day will end after your tour and a light lunch. Our prices do not include accommodation, we suggest you call the Inns direct to make your reservation once we take your booking and check availability at your Inn of choice. Best suited to guests over the age of 14 years. Some weight /height restrictions may apply. $275 per person


Our huskies LOVE to run at night so why not join us and them and experience a night run!
We run with our wheeled rigs and headlamps for an exhilarating experience.  Allow approx 45 mins from meeting our dogs, loading up the rigs, hooking up the teams and setting off into the night for an experience you won't forget. These are part of our training runs so you'll get to see how we train and work our lovable huskies. Minimum age for children is 11 years old. $70 per person


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