Start Your Trek: 7 Best Hiking Retailers in Connecticut

By Kimberly Ripley

Start Your Trek: 7 Best Hiking Retailers in Connecticut

Hikers have a true love and appreciation for the great outdoors. After all, it’s a pastime that can be experienced practically any time of year. While there’s not a lot of necessary gear to hike safely and comfortably, it’s important that the gear you do invest in is of exceptional quality. You’ll find everything you need at these Connecticut hiking retailers. 

1. Trailblazer, New Haven, CT

Trailblazer in New Haven, Connecticut, is your one-stop shop for everything hiking. With Denali locations across the state of Connecticut and one location in Rhode Island, find all of your favorite brands like Merrell, Marmot, Life is Good, and much more. Discover all varieties of hiking boots and shoes, daypacks, trekking poles, and more. 

2. New Headings, Ansonia, CT

Pick up hiking boots by Ariat or a Trek III First Aid Kit by Coghlans at New Headings. This location is the only showroom for the outdoor retailer. All items are available online as well.

3. ASF Sports and Outdoors, Westport, CT

This Westport sporting goods store has been “your trusted source” since 1986. Lightweight Patagonia jackets? Check. North Face daypacks? Got it. Garmin activity trackers? You bet. This store will help you hit the trails in style. 

Don't forget to stay hydrated out there! Our insulated YETI Tumblers will keep your water ice-cold for hours.

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4. Farr’s Sporting Goods, Manchester, CT

This Manchester store is filled to the brim with equipment for any and all outdoor adventures. These experts have been around since 1955 and show no signs of slowing down. The store’s selection includes backpacks, flashlights, survival kits, and more.  

5. Outdoor Sports Center, Wilton, CT

This impressive Wilton store is here to make your outdoor experience a whole lot more comfortable. Find cozy Canada Goose jackets, supportive La Sportiva boots, and easy-to-carry backpacks from Thule, among other well-loved products and brands. 

Town-to-trail, work-to play, you name it, we've got the best boots to transition from fall to winter.

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6. Mickey Finn’s, Berlin, CT

For all of your favorite gear at an excellent price, Mickey Finn’s on the Berlin Turnpike is your spot. Find reasonably-priced footwear from Merrell, great backpacks from the North Face, and sunglasses from Oakley for those sunny days. You’ll be ready to hit the trails in no time.  

7. Bob’s Sports Chalet, Bristol, CT

You could seriously get lost in this place. Bob’s Sports Chalet has absolutely everything you’ll need to gear up for your next trek. Find excellent hiking boots from the North Face and socks from Smartwool. If you’re hiking in the winter, don’t forget those hand and feet warmers from Swany

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