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The Experience

Appalachian Outfitters is northeast Ohio’s leading outdoor specialty store. Located in Peninsula, Ohio near the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, we carry an extensive line of products for hiking, camping, climbing, paddling, and the outdoor lifestyle. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service.

Come visit our 12,000 square foot retail store next to Kendall Cliffs — our 4,000 square foot gym — to experience the best outdoor gear that northeast Ohio has to offer! Whether you are an experienced outdoorsman or a novice, you will love the natural look and feel of our store. In our store you will find name brand clothes and products for the outdoor experience that our customers love.

Whether it’s hiking, climbing, paddling, or exploring the urban jungles, we carry an extensive line of recognized name products for all of your outdoor needs. From jackets to keep you warm and comfortable to selecting the right size paddle, our well-trained staff can answer your questions and help you select the best items for your lifestyle or your upcoming trip. They can show you how to use the gear you select to make your trip more enjoyable. With long-lasting dependable gear from companies like The North Face, Patagonia, and Columbia, our expertly trained and outdoor fanatical staff will make sure that you have what you need to make your next adventure safe, comfortable, and enjoyable. Or if you just like to sport the look of our clothes, we can give you the comfortable, bold outdoorsy look, too. We think we are more than just a retail store, and we hope you do also!

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In 2012 Appalachian Outfitters was awarded Retailer of the Year by SNEWS and Backpacker Magazine

We are proud members of the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, an organization of independent outdoor retailers across the country, which allows us to connect customers with the best outdoor gear and experiences.

Click on a link below to learn more about Appalachian Outfitters and our dedication to giving you the greatest outdoor experience possible.

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Visit our departments online to check out our top of the line apparel, footwear, equipment and watersports. From outerwear to underwear, you’ll find what you need for any outdoor activity. Perhaps you need to prepare for a hike. Prepare your feet with our huge selection of footwear from brands like Vasque, Asolo, Merrell, Keen, Lowa, and Scarpa. Prepare your equipment and gear up at Appalachian Outfitters with our large selection of backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, and more. Are you planning on boating, paddling, or kayaking? Then check out our watersports gear. We have anything you need to prepare for your next water adventure.


Our Mission

Here at Appalachian Outfitters, our goal is to provide you with the most satisfying and serviceable shopping experience possible. We continually train our staff on all of our equipment and merchandise, making every employee very knowledgeable. We give them the ability to help you select the equipment based on your needs, experience level, travel destination, and budget.

Mission Statement — To be Northeast Ohio’s leader and provider of outdoor clothing and equipment through continuously training our staff; supporting our community; sustaining the environment, and promoting family fun adventures.

We will be very happy to take the time to help you with understanding how your equipment works, and aid you in getting the most out of your purchase decisions. We strive to be the premier outdoor specialty store using our trained staff on our equipment and merchandise to distinguish technical differences to best suit our customer needs for their outdoor adventures.

experience appalachian outfitters outdoor storeAn Appalachian Outfitters’ experience is more than just a trip to the store. We want you to have the most enjoyable experience we can give you, while also verifying you made the right purchase decision, and you are leaving satisfied. We want you to think of us as friends. Our goal is to make you forget about your gear. If at the end of a long, hard day in the backcountry, you aren’t thinking about your equipment, then we’ve done our job. We believe you should be out taking in the scenery and enjoying friends and family, not fixated on your equipment.

At Appalachian Outfitters, we love the great outdoors as much as you do! And share your love for natural wonders. That’s why we work with organizations both locally and nationally to promote the wise use of conservation of the nature we love. We believe we have a responsibility to support and enhance our community in which we live and work.

Appalachian Outfitters remains convinced that training is important to our customer experience and safety. We explain things on an individual basis in the store, but we also offer classes and outings for the whole family. It may be a fun afternoon hike through the park or a class for beginners in climbing at our gym. Appalachian Outfitters continues to promote the outdoor experience in a safe and fun way.