Maybe we’ve watched “Iron Will” a few too many times, but there’s just something about sled dogs—aka huskies—that, ironically, makes us melt. So we’re looking forward to Morton Arboretum’s “Husky Heroes,” a weekend devoted to the beautiful dogs who can pull sleds through drifts of snow.
The weekend includes demos of sled-pulling (natch) as well as skijoring, a fascinating sport where huskies pull a person on skis. (You may want to hide any skis once you get home to prevent a more amateur—and dangerous—attempt.) Plus, families can visit with the pups and their human counterparts and get their picture taken with an authentic dog sledding rig.
And for families who are looking to grow by at least one canine member, Adopt A Husky Inc. will be on site with information about adopting one of the furry fellows. Because if there’s one thing that “Iron Will” taught us, it’s that sled dogs make pretty fantastic—and devoted—friends. And couldn’t we all use one of those?
If you go
Jan. 27-28; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free with arboretum admission
The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle