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North Ridge Ranch - Dog Sledding

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1823 Williamsport Rd, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2J4, Canada
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Fun and Safe!

With the recent negative media that dog sledding has been getting due to some incidents in Ottawa... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
AWeasley
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Ayr, Canada
Best day ever

A huge thank you to Brad and Leah and their amazing team of dogs! Words can not express our... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
realroxy
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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Welcome to North Ridge Ranch. We are very happy you stopped by and hope that we can share the magic and adventure of dog sledding with you in Muskoka. Huntsville, Ontario is where we call home and have had our kennel for over 15 years. Owner and Operator Brad Fetterley along with Leah Blenkinsop and over 70 amazing Alaskan Huskies make up a dynamic team that are excited to take you on an unforgettable dog sled tour through the wilds of Muskoka
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  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“half day tour” (27 reviews)
“pay attention” (9 reviews)
“bucket list” (10 reviews)
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1823 Williamsport Rd, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2J4, Canada
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

With the recent negative media that dog sledding has been getting due to some incidents in Ottawa, I've been getting a lot of questions about my experience at North Ridge Ranch, and how the dogs were, etc. And I want to say, set your fears...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

A huge thank you to Brad and Leah and their amazing team of dogs! Words can not express our feelings about our experience at North Ridge Ranch! Two days later, our entire family is still enamored by our adventure. Brad was super knowledgeable and a...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2018

This is no Canada's Wonderland...An experience in its true form, real dogs, real sleds, real snow. Go prepared for the cold and to pay attention to the instructions. It is a bit pricey, but the dogs are well looked after and loved, so we did...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

What else can you say about a slightly mild sunny Sunday morning in the woods - it was nothing short of spectacular - especially since they were wrapping up their season. I knew we were in the right place when we were told the dogs...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2018

We had a wonderful time, myself, my wife and two children all loved it. Everything you would expect or want, yes Brad sets a serious tone and I truly believe it is for the best as the dogs are powerful and deserve your full attention...More

Thank Ken M
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

I got this experience as a gift for my wife and she absolutely loved it. Brad and Leah love and respect their dogs and they ask that of their clients as well. Get some layers on you, listen carefully to what Brad has to say...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Kiwis are reknowned for telling it how it is - yes sure Brad Is passionate about his animals and he may drop the F Bomb - this is the wilderness people - half the time even after a lengthy discussion on handling the sled and...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

Awesome experience! Visited on March 7, 2018 with four women. Brad provides a very stern and serious training session but that only emphasizes his concern for his dogs' and guests' safety. The dogs all appeared to be healthy and well cared for. We were concerned...More

Thank Diana G
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

We had a blast - even though we crashed! The host gave a great lesson prior to the run; maybe too much info because we were rather nervous starting out. Respectably so...These dogs are powerful! Truly amazing. And great fun. Our host was happy to...More

Thank escapes2018
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

The dogs are so fantastic. They love pulling, and are well trained and cared for. You can see how much the dogs love Leah. Brad knows so much about dog sledding, and the dogs. He provides very extensive instructions. Our team of dogs were awesome....More

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patdeak
January 30, 2017|
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Response from Raytje01 | Reviewed this property |
My recommendation to find an answer to your question is to ask the operator directly in a private conversation. you should have asked in private, and would have likely received a proper answer, which would have educated you... More
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Carlosbasso
December 1, 2016|
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Response from dagmara58 | Reviewed this property |
Brad was respectful and patient. They are dogs not robots, and he cares very much for them, he needs to answer quickly and be loud so that the situation can be solved. We had no problem with Brad and are surprised by some... More
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Debi J
August 29, 2015|
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We are about 39km or 40 mins from Dorset.
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