Tammy Engelhardt and her husband, Kevin, are the new owners of Indian Country Sports in L'Anse, MI. Their daughter, Ashley, also works in the store. The new owners bring fun and excitement to the store's atmosphere. The store was purchased in December 2015, and fantastic things have been happening ever since!
The store is updated with new merchandise, the layout has been improved, and this website has been updated to provide better information to the area sportspeople. Come in and meet the new owners
It seems only yesterday the waters of Keweenaw Bay were dotted with great, wooden masted ships, belching smoke as they hauled their loads of timber, copper, and iron ore down the Great Lakes waterway. The town of L'Anse, nestled in the curve at the bottom of the bay, was a popular stop along the way, whether you needed safe harbor or just some overdue rest and recreation. The great old ships are mostly gone now, but the memories of bygone days remain alive in the heart of this lakeside town. One weathered downtown building, overlooking the port and waterfront, has housed a number of different businesses since the late 19th century; shipping warehouse, livery, fish market, blacksmith, and glass factory. In 1968 it became home to Indian Country Sports, servicing mostly local hunting, fishing and outdoor enthusiasts. In 1977 it became much more: It became an area landmark!
In 1995 a 44-foot tall, fully operational, Coast Guard approved lighthouse was installed. The lighthouse and store symbolize the recent revitalization of the beautiful L'Anse waterfront, an effort due in no small part, to Indian Country Sports. Locals still stop by to visit and swap stories over a cup of coffee and tell tales of fishing the Big Lake, hunting the elusive monster buck, or exploring the rugged back trails. Indian County Sports has a history rich in local lore and adventure.
While the store's atmosphere is anchored firmly in this colorful past, it's shelves brim with the latest in sporting goods and recreational equipment. The impressive inventory includes archery supplies, canoes and kayaks, guns, ammunition and optics, fishing tackle and electronics, rods, reels, bait, waders, nets, licenses, ice augers, snowshoes, sleds, knives, maps, plat books and much, much more. Come in and Visit Indian County Sports and see for yourself why this is the local's choice for all things sporting.