Start Your Trek: 7 Best Hiking Retailers in New York

By Lauren I.

Start Your Trek: 7 Best Hiking Retailers in New York

One of life’s greatest pleasures is spending time in the woods. Whether you’re a leisurely weekend hiker, a heavy-duty backpacker, or something in between, it’s essential to be prepared for a hike with the right gear. Here are 10 great places to buy hiking gear in New York State.

1. The Mountaineer, Keene Valley, NY

This Adirondacks-region outdoor gear retailer sells anything you need to conquer the High Peaks of the Adirondacks. The store is amply stocked with hiking and backpacking gear, including headlamps, trekking poles, and snowshoes. 

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2. Thruway Sporting Goods, Walden, NY

Thruway Sporting Goods, located in the historic Thruway Shopping Center, has been serving its community high-quality gear for decades. This Walden, New York, store has everything from Columbia backpacks and Black Diamond trekking poles to Garmin compasses and Adventure Medical Kits

3. Gear for Adventure, Hamburg, NY

Popular with Western New Yorkers who love the outdoors, Gear for Adventure has become the go-to local outdoor gear and apparel retailer for the region. Expect to find everything from apparel to equipment for your next trek. 

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4. Tents & Trails, New York, NY

Tents & Trails will prepare you for just about anything. The New York store offers all the hiking essentials like boots, backpacks, and the proper apparel, but it also offers things like first aid kits, hydration packs, and other survival gear, because when you’re an intense hiker, you just never know what kind of situation you could run into. 

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5. Old Goat Gear Exchange, Ithaca, NY

Old Goat Gear Exchange’s mission is to “not only educate you about the gear you’ll be using, but the places you’ll be using it.” Old Goat’s selection of products includes used, new, and sample items. You’ll find brands like Marmot and Outdoor Research and hiking equipment like hydration packs and breathable clothing. 

6. Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company, Old Forge and Saratoga Springs, NY

With five locations in upstate New York, Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company has become a local favorite. Find all the hiking boots, backpacks, maps, and outdoor clothing you’ll need for your next adventure at Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company. Their selection and service are unparalleled. 

7. Ithaca’s Outdoor Store, Ithaca, NY

Nothing beats this classic Ithaca shop. This family-owned business has been around for over 60 years, providing the public with Smartwool socks, North Face jackets and above all, a personal customer service you won’t find just anywhere. 

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