Burke Mt., VT Sled Dog Dash – Feb. 27-28, 2010


The biggest sled dog race in the lower 48 is coming up, Sat. and Sun, Feb. 27 & 28 on the Kingdom Trails at Burke Mountain Ski Resort. It is a family oriented event and a great weekend for pet enthusiasts. There will be hot food and children’s activities; have your kids bring a helmet and they can participate in 1-dog sled events. Bring your snowshoes too! You can watch from either the start or finish, or find a spot along the trail to watch the dogs dash by.  All events are free, but donations will be accepted to benefit a community center project for Northeast Kingdom kids. Click here for directions and a schedule of events.

The night before the race, Friday, Feb. 26, is the Wafer Family Foundation’s annual benefit dinner and Chinese auction. Clark Gillies (an NHL Hall of Fame member formerly of the NY Islanders) will be there and all proceeds from the dinner and auction will benefit local Northeast Kingdom children. Adult admission is $30 and kids are $15.

Looking for a place to stay while you’re watching the race? Check out the Inn at Mountain View Farm in East Burke, VT or the Wildflower Inn in Lyndonville, VT.

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