Make Nordic Sports, in East Tawas, Michigan, your first stop for any paddling adventure in Northern Michigan or Ontario. We sell virtually anything you might need for canoeing, kayaking, camping and outdoor activities. Our store is fully stocked with technical and casual clothing, quality outdoor equipment, interesting books, maps and much more. We are Michiganís original kayak dealer, selling kayaks since 1976. We have personally paddled around the entire coast of Lake Superior and both shores of northern Lake Huron. We know their features, and equipment needs, very well. We have also spent years kayaking and canoeing the whitewater rivers of Tennessee and North Carolina.
Perhaps our favorite activity is wilderness canoe tripping. We spend a lot of our time in Ontario, forging canoe routes into remote lakes and exploring forgotten rivers. In 2001 we accompanied Minty Clinch, the British author and travel writer for the London Daily Telegraph, on her first descent of Ontarioís fabled Missinaibi River. Over the years we have contributed articles and photographs to Canoe & Kayak Magazine, Paddler Magazine, Kanawa Magazine, Sea Kayaker Magazine, Lake Superior Magazine, NOAA, Globe Pequot Press, London Daily Telegraph, Ontario Parks, and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.
We assisted author Bill Newman with information and photographs for his Guide To Sea Kayaking Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario book, and his Guide To Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan book. (that is Tess in her kayak on the cover of each book) In addition we have been featured program presenters at several Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposiums.
Through our first-hand paddling experiences in a variety of conditions, we have learned precisely which products actually work and those that fail. As a result we stock an excellent selection of light, easy paddling and durable canoes and kayaks that will excel for day trips, a quiet evening paddle at your cottage, or a two week excursion into the Canadian Shield. Our vision remains simple:† use daily - enjoy - and sell the best recreational and wilderness tripping canoes and kayaks in the world!
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