Camping Done Right: 7 Essential Outdoor Stores in Maine

Camping Done Right: 7 Essential Outdoor Stores in Maine

Home to outdoor gear greats like L.L. Bean and Kittery Trading Post, Maine is an excellent place to purchase all your camping gear. Whether you’re looking for a new tent that can withstand the winds of Mount Washington or just a new bladder for your Camelbak, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for at one of these essential outdoor stores in Maine. 

1. L.L. Bean, Freeport, ME

Next to lobster, L.L. Bean is as Maine as it gets. With its flagship store in Freeport, L.L. Bean sells everything from clothing to home goods to outdoor equipment. You’ll find everything you need for camping at L.L. Bean. Almost all their gear is their house brand and has a lifetime guaranteed. If something happens to it, you can bring it back for a full refund. L.L. Bean also carries other brands like Black Diamond, MSR and Osprey

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2. Kittery Trading Post, Kittery, ME

Since 1938, Kittery Trading Post has been outfitting people for the outdoors. Open daily, Kittery Trading Post offers high-quality brands and products for all your outdoor needs, including camping, hunting, and fishing. You’ll find plenty of backpacks from Deuter and Osprey, and tents from Marmot and the North Face among other camping gear.

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3. Maine Sport Outfitters, Camden and Rockport, ME

Maine Sport Outfitters is an independently-owned outdoor retailer selling outdoor gear, clothing, and footwear. Their 35,000-square-foot store has three levels of all the gear you need for hiking and camping. You’ll find gear from Mountain Hardwear, Eureka and Petzl among other top outdoor brands. 

4. Cadillac Mountain Sports, Bar Harbor and Ellsworth, ME

Rated as one of the top outdoor retailers by Outdoor USA Magazine, Cadillac Mountain Sports is one of the most extensive outdoor retailers in Downeast Maine. With three stores in Bar Harbor and Ellsworth, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for in one of the shops. Cadillac Mountain Sports carries North Face, Patagonia, and Atayne.  

5. Outdoor Sportsman, Northport, ME

Located in Midcoast Maine, Outdoor Sportsman sells hunting, fishing, archery, and camping gear for the whole family. With years of experience, the staff at Outdoor Sportsman can help you pick the right gear for your needs. Shop for tents, sleeping bags, stoves, and more from Coleman, Igloo, and other top brands. 

6. Northwoods Outfitters, Greenville, ME

Northwoods Outfitters in Greenville is northern Maine’s top outdoor retailer. Selling everything from outdoor gear to travel packages to canoe and ATV rentals, it is a one-stop-shop. Their large store carries camping gear from brands like JetBoil, MSR, and Peregrine. If you don’t want to buy gear for your camping trip, consider renting from Northwoods Outfitters.

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7. Cabela’s, Scarborough, ME

As one of the country’s largest outdoor retailers, Cabela’s has it all. Whether you’re an experienced camper looking for the best backcountry camping gear or just a weekend camper, Cabela’s will have everything you need. Cabela’s carries brands like Kelty, the North Face, and Sea to Summit. They often have sales so it’s a great time to stock up on your favorite gear.  

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