Since 1976, Nordic Sports has been outfitting Northeastern Michigan with comfortable clothing, rugged and casual footwear and quality outdoor gear for all "Up North" seasons. We are the place to come for hiking, canoeing, kayaking, SUP paddle boards, fly fishing, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and camping equipment, maps, books and advice.
We’re a true outdoor specialty shop offering the best in supplies and accessories from the outdoor industry's top names, and our personalized service and knowledge are well respected amongst our loyal following of long time customers. Whether you seek the solitude of the wilderness, or the relaxation of rivers and lakes, our friendly staff will assist you in choosing all the right gear -- and perhaps even give directions to one of our favorite outdoor spots. We're always happy to share tips and advice on where to explore, and we look forward to getting to know you, personally.
We're located along the US-23 highway, across from the East Tawas City Park. Visit soon!
Winter Hours: Open Monday thru Saturday - 10am to 6pm. Sunday - 11am to 6pm.
Contact us: (989) 362-2001 - or - firstname.lastname@example.org
Our mailing address is:
218 West Bay Street
East Tawas, MI 48730
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What type of paddling are you going to do? Where are you going to paddle and for how long? Kayaks are very specific to use and come in several basic types: Recreation and Touring Kayaks for flat water, (inland lakes, calm bays and slow moving rivers), and Sea Kayaks for rougher water and Great Lakes distance paddling. There is one major consideration that many fail to consider when purchasing a kayak ... personal safety. You need to think about the difference between the genuine article and a cheap sinkable thin plastic wannabe bought from a big box store or discount store. The big box store is not a kayak store. They sell Yugos, not Fords or Chevies! Investing in a quality name-brand kayak means more comfort, safety, higher performance and a lot more durability. In a nut shell, you always get what you pay for .... more fun and more enjoyment.
Our smooth-paddling kayak designs lend themselves to serious paddling fun. The kayaks track very well, offer surprising speed and also maneuver easily. The comfortably stable hulls are crafted in high-density polyethylene with UV inhibitors to provide rugged durability and easy care. They are the real deal, designed and manufactured by authentic kayak companies. The vessel in the photo on the right is an authentic kayak, outfitted with important comfort and safety features.
The object shown on the left is a beach toy. It is an inferior cheaply built plastic water toy with questionable safety flotation. Buyer beware: it is distributed thru the network of big box stores, discount stores and flea markets. The low, low tempting price of $200 is intoxicating, but the only guarantee is that it will eventually crack and break.
Which paddler is having more fun?
Hike and canoe with us on PBS Great Getaways. (click on the logo to view some of the footage)
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