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Mushing

New Hampshire has a long history of mushing, dating back to the early 1900s. In moden times mushing has become both a recreational and competitive pursuit, but back then sled dogs were used primarily for transportation purposes.

Today, you can see dog teams and mushers out on multi-use trails training for a race, or just out enjoying the scenery and doing what they love. If you encounter a musher and team of dogs on the trail, please give them plenty of space and approach the team only if the musher says it's okay to do so.