There is one thing that Cleveland does not lack, and that is outdoor adventure. From fishing the banks of Chagrin Falls to battling the rapids while kayaking through some of the most amazing rivers, there is something for everyone in Cleveland. But, in order to ensure the best experience, whether it be camping or backpacking the hills of the Cuyahoga National Park, getting great quality equipment at the best prices are easier than ever in Cleveland. In search for rope, water crafts, sleeping bags or even a simply multi-function pocket knife, you will find what you are looking for while shopping at one of these classic sporting good stores.

Geiger’s Lakewood
14710 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44107
(216) 521-1771

Looking for a new sport or new gear to explore the world? Look no further than Geiger’s Lakewood. Offering the latest styles in fashion and outdoor equipment, you are sure to find what you are looking for in this great outfitters store. It offers everything from swimsuits to body suits, ski coats to new skis and water rafts to some of the finest ropes to secure anything to boats. Not only will visitors find quality merchandise but great prices as well.

The Backpacker’s Shop 
5128 Colorado Ave.
Sheffield Village, OH 44054
(440) 934-5345

Whether going for a hike in the neighborhood metro parks or hiking the Smokey Mountains for days at a time, The Backpacker’s Shop will not only have everything needed, but also will help customers plan even the simplest trips. On longer excursion, let the staff at The Backpacker’s Shop help plan the route and scheduled drops of supplies. Don’t let the trails keep you limited when utilizing the skills and knowledge of this establishment make your adventures the best they can be.

Chagrin River Outfitters 
100 N. Main St.
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
(440) 247-7110

Love fishing? Then Chagrin River Outfitters has what is needed to get the catch of the day. Whether fly fishing or fresh water fishing by bank or boat, this outfitters shop has everything from specialized fishing clothing to a variety strengths of fishing line. Take classes on how to make fly fishing lures or choose from thousands already ready to purchase. Nets, poles, fishing vests, buckets and more are available. Whatever is needed for fishing, finding the best quality equipment is never hard at this outfitters. The best part is, when you find the perfect equipment, walk across the street to the Chagrin River for a day of fun and delicious fish.

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Fin, Feather & Fur Outfitters 
18030 Bagley Road
Cleveland, OH 44130
(440) 243-9400

This is the ultimate outfitters store for the individuals that love to hunt, fish and everything else. Take classes on the best bows or great shooting techniques and equipment. Find information on the best places to fish and the equipment needed for the best fishing day ever. Learn the trails of area hunting locations to guarantee the greatest catch. From tips of the trade to processing skins, Fin, Feather & Fur Outfitters has it all. The highlight of this outfitters is the huge clearance section in the basement. Find great items for the sport of your choice at great prices.

Appalachian Outfitters
60 Kendall Park Road
Peninsula, OH 44264
(330) 655-5444

You don’t have to be hiking the whole length of the Appalachian Trail to appreciate the beauty and the thoughtfulness of this energetic outfitter. From outdoor clothing, water crafts, shoes and more, the Appalachian Outfitters provides everything needed for a great day in the sun. Pack a picnic to enjoy on of the Metro Parks and find the perfect kayak or the perfect mountain bike to skim the rim of the mountains. Finding something to get the job done is as easy as asking for help and asking enough questions to make sure your purchase is right for you.

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