RHINELANDER - Many people in the Northwoods got the chance to try out canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards this weekend.
Mel's Trading Post held a paddle demo day in Rhinelander.
Anyone could come out to Hodag Park to try out the equipment.
The store's owner thinks it's good for people to try boats out before buying them.
"You can go to the store and look at a canoe or a kayak and say 'it looks great', but the real key comes to what does it paddle like," says Mel's Trading Post owner Mitch Mode. "They can make a good comparison, make a good choice."
Locals and tourists came out to the event.
"This has been a real mix. We have a good local mix but a lot of the people who are up for the weekend, I've talked with people from Stevens Point and Madison, points throughout the state, who may have a summer place up here, they're up for the weekend and want to get out on the water," says Mode.
The demo day was held from 10a.m. to 2p.m on Sunday.