Kicksled Rental

Now that it’s a winter wonderland outside, my family and I can’t wait to play in the snow!  When we’re down in the Cities having fun, we like to rent kicksleds, but here in Duluth I can’t find any place that seems to offer them.  I know where to find skis and snowshoes, sleds and ice skates, but I have yet to locate any kicksled rental.  Please tell me I’ve missed something. It’s hard to imagine a place much better suited to the fun that kicksledding has to offer, but it appears the Duluth area might be missing out. Thanks for any insight!

5 Comments

TimK

about 8 years ago

What you have missed is an opportunity to start your own kicksled rental business.

kerc

about 8 years ago

Can you also share where you can rent kicksleds in the Twin Cities? My kids have been asking/begging to try this. We'd make a trip to the cities for that!

Nobody

about 8 years ago

Looks like the Lebanon Hills park in Dakota County rents them (and has trails).

The Star Tribune had a little article about the sleds in December 2010 that mentioned the Lebanon Hills rentals and a store in Minneapolis that sells them.

DaVe

about 8 years ago

This thing converts xc skis into a kick-sled.

MJ

about 8 years ago

Yeah, we go to Lebanon Hills to rent kicksleds when we're in the Cities.  

Up the shore, this article mentions that Tuscarora Lodge & Outfitters on the Gunflint Trail offers complimentary kicksled rental as part of their packages, but I don't see any reference to that on the Tuscarora website.  

I'd love to see places around Duluth that currently offer equipment rental add a few kicksleds to their lineup.  Perhaps UMD RSOP, Hartley, or some of the State Parks?  Kicksleds are easy to use, tons of fun, great exercise, and accessible to a greater range of ages and abilities than a lot of other outdoor winter activities.  One day my family might just buy our own, but at $300 a pop, it's a fairly steep entry fee.  It's nice to have a $5-$10 rental option.

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