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This annual sale now includes two fantastic merino wool sock brands to mix and match; Smartwool and
Point6! Come stock up for Graduation or Father's Day gifts, running socks for your workouts, hiking
socks for your upcoming adventures, or simply to fill up your sock drawer! This promotion is available at
all three Backcountry North store locations. 



Saturday, June 13, 2015
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location TBA

 This annual on-water tutorial has become one of the most popular Backcountry North events Come spend an afternoon with us learning about boat design, paddling techniques, and safety procedures. We will provide the information needed to select the right kayak for your needs and help you to develop safe paddling habits on the water. You may choose the instructional section that you would like to partake in. More information is available during registration.

Representatives from brands such as Wilderness Systems, Hurricane and Werner will be there to offer instruction, answer questions, and also have a variety of model kayaks available for you to demo. Backcountry North staff will be on hand to answer questions about gear.

Lunch is provided and all participants will receive a coupon for discounts on kayaks and paddle-related accessories purchased over the weekend of the demo. Space is limited to ensure boat availability, so be sure to sign up soon! Pre-registration is required; contact either Traverse City Backcountry North location for more information! 

Cost: $50 per person

US-31 Location, Traverse City: 231-941-1100

Downtown Location, Traverse City: 231-946-1339  




What SUP? Stand Up Paddleboard Demo

Sunday, June 14, 2015

11:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Boardman Lake, Traverse City

Come try the best boards and paddles from top-quality manufacturers at this year's Stand Up Paddleboard event. Manufacturer's reps and Backcountry North staff will be there to provide basic instruction and opportunities to paddle a variety of SUP boards.

Prepare to get wet! Dress for water temperature and bring a spare change of clothes. Suggested clothing: wet suit. Be sure to call and reserve your place, as space is limited due to board availability.

Cost: $20 per person

Downtown Location, Traverse City: 231-946-1339

US-31 Location, Traverse City: 231-941-1100




We are making the changeover to a new website...

We will slowly be changing over to the new website listed below, so please bookmark it and bear with us as we gradually make the transition. 
All of our events, sales and our online storefront will all be located at the following address in the future:

Store Hours


Downtown, Birmingham
Monday: 10-7
Tuesday: 10-7
Wednesday: 10-7
Thursday: 10-8
Friday: 10-7
Saturday: 10-6
Sunday: 12-5

US-31, Traverse City
Monday: 10-8
Tuesday: 10-8
Wednesday: 10-8
Thursday: 10-8
Friday: 10-8
Saturday: 10-8
Sunday: 11-5

Downtown, Traverse City
Monday: 10-6
Tuesday: 10-6
Wednesday: 10-6
Thursday: 10-6
Friday: 10-6
Saturday: 10-6
Sunday: 11-4