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Dog sledding demonstration to be held in the Ottawa PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 10:55 AM

WATERSMEET—The Ottawa National Forest invites you to join us at the Ottawa Visitor Center on Saturday, Feb. 15, for a unique program and opportunity to learn more about the sport of dog sledding.
From noon through 1 p.m., Patty Lewison, a local musher and member of the Wisconsin Trail Blazers Sled Dog Club and the International Sled Dog Race Association, will be on hand to provide a dog sled demonstration and answer any questions you may have. Meet Kea, Patty’s lead sled dog, and check out sledding equipment close up.
Patty has raced in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Maine and Canada in the Pro Class, where she consistently finishes in the top four. She has won the Camp Hale Memorial Sled Dog Race in Colorado in 2007 and 2008 and was ranked sixth in the world.
The Ottawa Visitor Center is located on the corner of US 2 and 45 in Watersmeet, Michigan. For additional information, call the Visitor Center at 906-358-4724.