Houghton, Michigan is the heart of the Copper Country. Year-Round Gear is here to help you have fun exploring the Upper Peninsula. We rent snowshoes, cross country skis, kayaks, SUPs (stand up paddleboards), bikes, canoes, and also rent camping equipment, and other items. If you don't know exactly what you need for your trip, or where to go, we can help, we are also an information center. The UP is our life. Browse the rentals and feel free to contact us with any questions, or for reservations. If you are looking for fun places to explore we can lead you to awesome spots anywhere in the UP.

Camping and backpacking Rentals
We rent out gear for camping and hiking. We can have your gear ready for Isle Royale National Park, the Porcupine Mountains State Park, Craig Lake State Park, or car camping at any of the Michigan State Parks, or anywhere else you want to explore and enjoy a few days in the woods of the Upper Peninsula.
What gear we rent.

Kayak Rentals (Kayak Rentals Price sheet)
We offer delivery and pickup. Also ask about our tours.
Recreational kayaks and Fishing kayaks available. We have 100s of inland lakes and rivers around the Upper Peninsula to explore and of course here in the Copper Country we have the Portage Canal and Lake Superior are close by. No matter the weather kayaking is always a fun way to enjoy the Upper Peninsula.

Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals (SUP Rentals Price sheet)
We offer delivery and pickup. Also ask about our tours.
SUPs are super popular and fun, if you haven't been on an SUP you need to at least try it once, we think you will be hooked once you do. With many small inland lakes and the Portage Canal right behind our store where we have a kayak dock for your use it is very easy to get on the water and enjoy your day paddling the open waters of the Upper Peninsula.

Bike Rentals (Bike Rentals Price sheet)
We offer delivery and pickup.
We have over 100 miles of mountain biking trails in the Copper Country between the Copper Harbor Trails (rated as one of the best trail systems in the United States), Michigan Tech trails, Nara Nature Trails, Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids trails, Swedetown trails, and the Lakeshore bike path along the Portage Canal there is plenty of land to explore by two wheels.
Mountain bikes and hybrid/cruisers available for rent. Also have a few kids bikes, bike trailers, and tagalong bikes.

Fishing Rentals
We rent fishing poles, tackle (limited to rent - also have tackle to buy), and fishing kayaks. Fishing in the Upper Peninsula is a great activity to do alone or with friends and family. Upper Peninsula fishing is some of the best in the country, with over 6,000 lakes, 6,000 miles of rivers, and Lake Superior the fishing is plentiful. Catch and release or catch and eat. We are expanding the fishing tackle section as well. Want to kayak fish? Rent out a fishing kayak today! We can tell you some popular spots anywhere in the UP you wish to go.

Snowshoe Rentals Snowshoeing is a great way to see the Copper Country during the winter. Snowshoe rentals for adults and kids. Group rates available, can accomodate groups.

Cross Country ski Rentals - Get out and ski on the many miles of cross country ski trails in the Keweenaw.

Pulk sled Rentals - Have a child or gear you want to tow behind you while exploring the Upper Peninsula, rent a pulk sled.

Kayak Rentals in Houghton, MI in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals in Houghton, MI in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan