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.  $115 per guest/rider


(Not available this season)

Experience a double mush with us us! First tour will be on a Friday evening and the second tour will be on Saturday morning.  Stay overnight at a local Inn (price does not include your stay but we can recommend places close-by), have a double mush with us and get to experience how we train our dogz. Our huskies love running at night and during the fall months only, you will get to experience what we call our ' Night Manoevres' where the teams run independently practicing many manoeuvres including lots of passes and turns. Illuminated by our headlamps and the stars, each team makes its' own way around our trails and at times we enjoy parking the teams side by side so we can love the dogz and chat to everyone.  It is a unique and amazing experience, especially seeing the excitement and the intelligence of our lovable huskies.  The following morning you get to do it all again in the daytime!  
Prices are based on 3 guests participating 
Minimum age for children is 11 years.
Price per person for the double mush is $250.00


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. $90 per person


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