KEARNEY - As many as 65 dog sled teams will compete in and around Kearney at the 19th annual dog sled races on Feb. 9 to 10.
Kearney, population 800, is nestled in the beautiful Almaguin Highlands on the western edge of Algonquin Park, a half hour north of Huntsville on Highway 518 east, east of Highway 11.
The population of the picturesque town of 800 triples every February as dog sledders and spectators from across North America come to take part. The Kearney Dog Sled Races are all sanctioned by the Ontario Federation of Sled Dog Sports.
Participants from Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec and the United States will mush along the snowy trails throughout Kearney and the western edge of Algonquin Provincial Park.
Festivities start Friday evening, Feb. 8 with a family skate and bonfire with free hot dogs and hot chocolate at the Kearney Lions Park and conclude Sunday at 4:30 p.m. with a spaghetti dinner following prize presentations.
Further details are available at http://www.kearneydogsled.com.