Summertime is here, and with it is bug season! With news stories about ticks being worse than ever and the outdoors still calling our names, it may seem like a catch 22 to spend time in nature. Fortunately, there are effective solutions to biting insects, ranging from clothing to sprays.

Insect Repellent Clothing

Insect repellent clothing is a more modern approac…

Plan a Memorable Mother’s Day Picnic with Picnic Time

Take a step back in time this Mother’s Day to when life was simpler—with a picnic! Rather than take your mom out to brunch like you do every year, why not do something a little more special and different? Using a picnic basket, wine tote, or cheese tote from Picnic Time will make it easier to take your picnic on …

Photo Credit: Pine Grove Trail at CVNP

It’s that perfect time of year for day hikes within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, but are you properly geared-up for your hikes? At Appalachian Outfitters we have the perfect gear selection to outfit you for a successful hike within the CVNP.

#1. A Great Pair of Hiking Boots

Most importantly are a great pair of hiking boo…

Our National Parks

Thursday, 26 April 2018 by

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Here in Northeast Ohio, we are lucky enough to have a national park available to us free of charge. Cuyahoga Valley National Park is one of the great national parks that does not have an admission fee. Now take a minute and think, what if I had to pay an admission fee every time I wanted to hike the Ledges Trail or every time I visit the roarin…

Want to make a difference in the world but just can’t find the time? We’re excited to say that Appalachian Outfitters is now carrying a new brand that makes it easier to positively impact the world: United By Blue.

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United By Blue’s Mission

United By Blue promises to remove one pound of trash from oceans and waterways for every one item purcha…

This year’s Pint Night on May 4 is extra special because it’s also our 30th anniversary. Mark your calendars and celebrate with us—they’ll be plenty of brews from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company to choose from. Stanley bottle, best known for outstanding thermos design and quality, is supporting our event by providing a double wall, vacuum insulated pint gl…

“Survive. Thrive. Stay alive.” This isn’t the tagline for the latest Hollywood blockbuster—this is the mantra of Midwest Native Skills Institute, Inc., and you can put it into practice when you attend our wilderness and urban survival skills presentation at Appalachian Outfitters!

We’re pleased to announce that Tom Laskowski, the founder and dir…

What is the one thing you take with you everywhere you go? Most would say cell phones, and while that is true, for outdoors and fitness enthusiasts, staying hydrated is just as important as staying connected. Stanley’s Ceramivac™ design aims to be your new go-to thermos each time you walk out the door.

Products Based On Integrity & Research

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Boy Scout High Adventure

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 by

Plan Ahead for Boy Scout High Adventure 2018

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Are you or your children going on a Boy Scout High Adventure this year? It’s time to prepare, and what better way than by coming to our 5th Annual Preparation Day?

You’ll learn what to expect on the trip, we’ll have gear selections for you to choose from, and vendors will be there …

Explore the Science of Staying Warm with Balto and the Serum Run

Does the chill in the air invigorate you instead of sending you indoors for the winter? If yes, then you’re just the person who would enjoy an event dedicated to dog sled runs!

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History explored the story of Think & Drink – Hero Dogs: Balto & the Serum Run on Febr…