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Points Unknown

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82 Irish Creek Road, Hovland, MN 55606
+1 218-370-0283
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Mindful Hike and Canoe Paddle

I enjoyed hiking and canoeing in areas I had never been before. Linda (hiking guide) and Mary Ellen... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mary C
Wonderful "bucket list" experience!

We've always wanted to experience dog sledding, but not all dog sledding excursions are suitable... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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You’ll be immersed in the lifestyle of a north woods dog musher once you arrive at our off-grid homestead tucked away in the remote wilderness of Minnesota’s Arrowhead Region. This promises to be an experience of a lifetime! Our dogs are highly trained and socialized and are the stars of the show. Come and cuddle with our sled pets! In addition to dog sledding we now offer Mindful Paddling & Hiking Guide Services. We have a Guest Suite - come and stay with us!
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82 Irish Creek Road, Hovland, MN 55606
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed hiking and canoeing in areas I had never been before. Linda (hiking guide) and Mary Ellen (mindful paddle guide) were pleasant, professional and safety conscious. Two of the dogs joined us on the hike which was very fun. I noticed how well the...More

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Linda N, Owner at Points Unknown, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was wonderful to host you, Mary C. We're looking forward to your return!

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We've always wanted to experience dog sledding, but not all dog sledding excursions are suitable for us as older adults with some mobility limitations. This was perfect! The Points Unknown kennel is about ten miles from Naniboujou Lodge, where we stayed as part of "Dog...More

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Linda N, Owner at Points Unknown, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

We're so happy to have been able to host you and equally as happy that you enjoyed your adventure with us!

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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The new guest suite was the perfect spot for a couple friends to get away for a weekend. Our host Linda was great and had a lot of great spots for us to check out. We had an injury that limited hikes but she still...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2017

I’m still marveling at how time lost its sway over me when I participated in Points Unknown’s Mindful Paddling & Hiking Tour. I found the experience beautiful, profound, and a pure delight. I’ve lived in Minnesota for 30 years, kayaked on many lakes, rivers, and...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

If you love dogs and outdoor winter activities, then this is an adventure dream come true! I took part in Points Unknown 4-day dog sledding adventure. Linda and Neil welcome you into their home and along with their assistant, Hailey, share their vast knowledge of...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Points-Unknown is the place to go for the complete sled dog experience. You will be completely immersed in their lifestyle! These beautiful Hedlund Huskies are the most gentle, well behaved dogs!! This truly is an amazing adventure!!

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Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

After reading about Points Unknown in the Minneapolis newspaper, my husband and I decided to celebrate our 37th anniversary with a new adventure. On March 1, 2016, we embarked on our first dog-sledding adventure! It was pure and pristine...I felt as though I was experiencing...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2016

My husband and I were up on the North Shore 2/2016 for our honeymoon. We decided to go dog sledding since we had never done it. Neil & Linda have a great spot tucked away in a beautiful wooded area. The dogs are amazing! So...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2016

This is the second time I've spent 4 days with Points Unknown- and it was equally as incredible as the first! Linda is a remarkable teacher who has helped me tremendously with my skills as a beginning musher. She helped increase my confidence with the...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2016

When our Lodge screwed up and was not able to follow through with the promised dog sledding, Points Unknown was able to able to accomodate my family. What started out as a major disapointment turned into a real blessing. We had a wonderful time with...More

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