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A dog sled team approaches the Laughing Whitefish Preserve sign.
UP200 UP200 Dog Sled Race 2014 © Jason Whalen


Ready, Set, Go!

Join in the festivities of the UP200, an Iditarod qualifier dog sled race, with The Nature Conservancy! Pick up a cow bell to cheer on the mushers and warm up with a cup of cocoa at our TNC tent on the corner of S Front Street and E Washington. 

We’re a proud sponsor of the race, which celebrates the stunning beauty of northern Michigan, and includes a trek through TNC’s Laughing Whitefish Lake Preserve.

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UP Close at the UP200 (00:56) The Nature Conservancy's Laughing Whitefish Lake Preserve sees some unusual activity in February -- dogsleds! While dogs are usually prohibited on Conservancy preserves, special access is granted to the UP 200, a qualifying race for the Iditarod.