Sled dogs at Kinzua Bridge State Park | News

MOUNT JEWETT — In the spirit of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, the Smokey Hill Sled Dogs announce their “I Kid A Rod 2022” to be held at Kinzua Bridge State Park on April 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. h 30

The “I Kid A Rod” is a program developed by The Sled Dogs of Smokey Hill to teach young people the art of mushing and promote outdoor recreation.

Youngsters will discover the Iditarod race and the “Serum Run” in Alaska in the 1920s that only sled dogs could deliver desperately needed medicine through snow and rough terrain. Kids will also learn how to hitch a dog to a sled and have a friendly competition in teams where they pull the sled from place to place (using eggs as a serum) to see who will be the fastest team with the more eggs. still intact.

Children will also see the dogs pulling ‘off the ground’ carts and how important it is to be part of a team.

This is a free event and open to the first 25 children whose parents call the park to register. The park number is (814) 778-5467 ext. 106. Parents must accompany their children to this event.

For more information, contact the Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center and Park Office at (814) 778-5467 or email us at

Bette C. Alvarado