We plan on still doing family rides and winter fest type rides in 2024 folks. Lets HOPE FOR SNOW this year. Our kennel is dwindling and we can not do big groups any longer ( other than short 10 min. rides with small kids 10 people min. ) but we still have a good solid bunch of middle aged dogs to work with and a few 12 yr old leaders that will be ok for short rides. PRICES have risen just a bit too folks, please check out the Rides/Presentations page for more information. Click below if you want to check forecast that most accurate for this area: Winona Forest Weather Click me.
We are hoping for a very good year in 2023. Dogs will most likely be retired by 2024 as many dogs are reaching retirement age or already there. Musher is ready too. SO, get booked this year if you want a ride or tour or Winterfest booked in NYS.
As for family type tours in the forest, we will most likely only be offering 35 to 60 minute MAX. rides as a lot of dogs are in the 10-11 year old range and that is it for them. We are nearing retirement folks.
Welcome to Adirondack Kennel, originally from the Southern Adirondacks near the Great Sacandaga Lake, now located in the Tug Hill region of New York. This region is World renown for our plentiful amount of the white stuff, where we often get over 400 inches per year, however circa 2015 the area has witnessed significant climate change so please contact me early and check the conditions page. Our background stems from sprint racing ( distances under 35 miles ) and around 2001 ADK started giving rides, presentations and the like but will be going back to racing sometime between 2020 and 2023. We have 3 decades of experience with sled dogs. We will be training dogs for up to one hour of family rides or two hours of the shorter winterfest type rides as we no longer are going racing and we will be retiring after the 2023 season most likely. Here at ADK you will see very few husky type dogs. Wait. What? That's right, we only have 1 Alaskan husky here at the moment ( and as of 2022 she is 12 yrs old ) with most being the Scandinavian Hound, which is special hybrid sled dog with various hunting hounds and SOME old school Alaskan Husky, no Siberian at all. We also work with a distinct sled dog we call Stagsters. A mix of several proven sled dog genes mixed with a staghound from Idaho. These dogs are SUPER athletes, great with kids, listen very well, have tough feet and an awesome attitude. They have some greyhound, scottish deerhound and saluki all bred in around 15% with the rest being proven hound sled dog leaders.