Big Bear, Ca March 18, 2011 5:00 pm – Big Bear is a wonderful place to play outdoors. Across the lake in Fawnskin is a great place to get your gear for outdoor activities, the North Shore Trading Company. For winter sports, the store carries both high tech snowshoes and traditional designs, beautiful wooden sleds and antique style toboggans. When the weather warms up, they have a full line of stand up paddleboards, kayaks, and beautiful, lightweight wooden canoes. If you need a canoe for your home instead of for the lake, North Shore Trading has classic cedar and mahogany bookcases, coffee tables, and other furniture in a canoe motif. The store carries boots, jackets, and beautiful sweaters for winter wear, sandals, shorts, and paddle sports clothing for the summer. Owners Jim and Janet Dooley can set you up for a fly fishing trip with Big Bear Fishing Adventures or for canoe, kayak, or paddleboard lessons on the water. In July, North Shore Trading Company hosts the Big Bear Paddlefest, 2 days of clinics, races, and a paddle sports expo. If you’re looking for outdoor clothing or equipment, a fishing, boating, or snowshoe adventure, North Shore Trading Company is a short trip to the north shore of Big Bear Lake. Call 866-3414 or go to gopaddleacanoe.com for directions and more information.