Looking for a new pair of running shoes? Maybe some hockey gear? A new kayak? Whatever you’re searching for, you are going to need a sporting goods store to outfit you with the latest and best gear to up your performance. Whether you are looking for gear for yourself or your kids, these stores can get you set up and even recommend which brands to try.
This family-owned sporting goods store started when the family got really into cycling and wanted to share their passion for the sport. Now they sell a bit of everything from bikes to snowboards and tennis gear. They also have organized rides every Sunday so you can quickly become part of their community and meet other cyclists that share your love for the sport. They’ve been doing this for 80 years so this truly is a Baltimore staple.
Lacrosse gear, kayaks, paddle boards, bikes, and more can all be found here. Located on the Eastern Shore, this is a locally owned shop that treats its customers like family and will take the time to learn about your needs, what you want to accomplish, and outfit you with the gear you need to do it. They also offer rentals which is cool if you want to try something for the first time or introduce a friend to your favorite outdoor activity.
Not your average sporting goods store, Wink’s is made for outdoorsmen who like to hunt or engage in archery. Hunting is a popular sport in this part of Maryland and they have all the gear you need to do it. Archery is also gaining in popularity with both men and women after the Hunger Games have risen to international acclaim. Here, you can find bows and crossbows along with a knowledgeable staff that can help you to select the right bow and learn how to use it.
Located near the mountains, J. Rothrock Outfitters is an ideal spot to visit for those looking to get outdoors and go hiking, camping, fishing and cycling. If you decide to spend time in the Catoctin Mountains, they will have everything you need to be outfitted to do so. They are also an ideal stop if you plan on hiking in the Appalachian Trail.
This is the best stocked archery shop in the tristate area and by being located in Western Maryland it is a go-to destination for those getting outdoors in the mountains and forests of our state. They specialize in carrying a wide variety of archery supplies and the latest bows. They also sell firearms and hunting supplies, which is good given how many people visit the area to hunt every year.
Horseback riding is huge in Maryland so to write a list about sporting goods stores and not include a tack shop would be remise. If you own a horse, or simply want to, visiting Carroll County Tack & Supply is a good idea. Visit for boots, saddle pads, saddles and more.
This is where you can go in Hartford County to find the gear you need to go bird hunting, to fish, buy and ride a kayak, or use a crossbow. When it comes to getting outdoors, Maryland offers such a wide variety of activities that there is no shortage of things to do. Now, Autumn Sky Outfitters provides the ability to really enjoy life outdoors and all that Maryland has to offer.
Since 1981 they have been providing sports gear to people throughout the area. They offer special services like screen printing and embroidery so that you can customize your gear or get what you need for a local sports team. They also sell equipment to teams so this is an excellent spot if you are looking to outfit a little league team with uniforms and gear, or any sports team.
A sporting goods store designed for outdoorsmen who enjoy fishing, archery, or hunting, Tackahoe Sportsman is in Eastern Maryland and in the right spot for those going on vacation, spending the weekend duck hunting, fishing in the river or hunting for deer. They also offer free bow setup for anyone who wants to start bow hunting. Fishing accessories are also sold here, making it an excellent spot to visit as you head out for the weekend.
Fly fishing is an incredible sport and there are a lot of rivers to fish in Maryland. Backwater Angler is located steps from the Gunpowder River so this is an excellent spot to stop in and get any last-minute gear or to upgrade what you have been using. They even sell vintage and used tackle so you can buy here and save money.