Photo Credit: Alaska Mushing School

Best Things To Do in Big Lake

Things to Do

Season: May 15 to Sep 30 $65+ per night 1+ nights

Lodge in a spa­cious heat­ed yurt with kitch­enettes and wood stoves year round in the icon­ic Matanus­ka-Susit­na Val­ley with end­less activ­i­ties from hik­ing to dog sled­ding and gaz­ing at the north­ern lights.

Season: Winter $169+ 1 - 8 hours

Expe­ri­ence the excite­ment of rac­ing cham­pi­on sled dogs at the Alas­ka Mush­ing School, just 75 min­utes from Anchor­age. Get a professional’s insight into the mush­ing lifestyle as you ride behind a team of ener­getic sled dogs on trails con­nect­ed to the famous Idi­tar­od route. Bun­dle up and ride in com­fort, or brave the cold and dri­ve the team yourself!

Season: Year Round $55 Summer | $179+ Winter

Get an insider’s look at the icon­ic Alaskan sport of dog mush­ing when you vis­it Hap­py Trails Ken­nel in Big Lake, oper­at­ed by four-time Idi­tar­od cham­pi­on (and mem­ber of the Alas­ka Sports Hall of Fame) Mar­tin Buser. You can vis­it year-round; come in win­ter and you can expe­ri­ence the thrill of dog mush­ing your­self on a dog sled ride!

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