Jay's Sporting Goods is not only an example of a successful small family business, it is also perhaps the best independent sporting goods store in Michigan. In our travels, we have difficulty driving by Clare without stopping at Jay's. There is always something great to find there.
Jay's Sporting Goods was started in 1971 by Jay and Arlene Poet in 1971 and is Michigan's Original Outdoor Superstore. Starting from a one car garage they have grown into a 78,000 square foot building in Clare and a 48,000 square foot building in Gaylord, MI.
With a focus on the outdoor industry Jay's can supply your needs in a multiple product categories such as Archery, Firearms, Fishing, Camping, and Clothing Apparel to equip you on your next adventure. With a family like atmosphere and a Faith based focus we are now in our fourth decade of business!
While in the area, Clare has a couple of other interesting destinations
downtown. The Doherty Hotel is an historic fixture and the
famous Cops and Donuts has become a fixture.