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Check Out the 2018 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

John Beargrease Dog Sled Marathon in Duluth, MinnesotaThough we say it time and time again, Duluth really is like no other place in the Country.  Though the winters here are cold, that sentiment rings just as true now as it does during the summer.  Whether you’re looking for traditional winter activities, such as skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling or sledding, or whether you want to try your hand at something different, like a little dog sledding or ice fishing, Duluth is the place to be this snowy winter.  In January, Duluth will once again celebrate the annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, which is the largest of its kind in the lower 48 states.  It’s a great spectator sport for those dreary winter days when you’re looking for something new and interesting to do.  Come stay at our luxury Bed and Breakfast this winter, and time your getaway to coincide with this exciting winter event. There’s no better choice for lodging than the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast.  Book your room with us today!

2018 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

2018’s John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon will take place in Duluth from January 26 – 28.  At around 400 miles, this is the longest sled dog race in the lower 48 states, and is a qualifier for the famed Iditarod race in Alaska. This year, there will be over 60 mushers and their sled dog teams descending on Duluth for an exciting weekend of racing. The race will start just north of John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in Duluth, MinnesotaDuluth, and will slowly move north up the shores of Lake Superior to Grand Portage and back.  There’s a list of estimated times that teams will reach the various checkpoints, making it easier for spectators to monitor the progress of their favorite teams.

While you’re in town, feel free to explore the remainder of Duluth’s winter wonderland.  There are a variety of trails for cross country skiing, fat tire biking, and snowshoeing in Duluth, or maybe you’d rather catch a sporting event? The University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs hockey teams are popular. The guides at The Duluth Experience are also a good resource, and it’s always nice to let someone else do the planning. If you’re looking for ideas that will keep you warm, try Glensheen Mansion, a show at the Duluth Playhouse or NorShor Theatre, the Tweed Museum of Art, or a beer at one of Duluth’s many great breweries.  You could also just sit back and relax, and enjoy the luxurious accommodations at the A. G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast.

The Sled Dog teams are coming to town.  Hurry and book your room to see them as they navigate one of the toughest races on the sled dog racing circuit.  Book your room at our Duluth Bed and Breakfast today!

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