Maine Sport Outfitters was founded in 1976 by current owners Stuart and Marianne Smith. This family owned and operated business was built on the concept that providing quality products and excellent service would be essential for such a healthy-minded and outdoor enthusiast packed community as Midcoast Maine. While early product lines revolved around athletic apparel, the business quickly became engaged in the outdoor apparel and equipment industry.
In 1990, and after several years of rapid growth, Maine Sport Outfitters moved out of its small downtown Camden location to its current flagship location at 115 Commercial Street in Rockport. At that time Maine Sport became an early adopter of sea kayaking activities and also developed a robust Outdoor School providing numerous outdoor trips and activities for both visitors and year-round residents of Midcoast Maine. The store soon became the regional leader in the area of paddle sports, bikes, winter sporting equipment, outdoor apparel and footwear.
The Smiths were active members in the community during this time as well, assisting to develop the area’s youth basketball program, partnering to build a community hockey rink and indoor tennis facility as well as helping to construct a new regional High School.
Since 1990, Maine Sport has expanded three times and reopened a satellite store back in downtown Camden, while continuing its strong tradition of meeting community need. Currently, the store focuses on providing customers with high-quality products, knowledgeable service and unique experiences that fosters a love for the outdoors. Maine Sport is proud to be one of Maine’s largest dealers of Trek bikes, Old Town Canoes and Patagonia apparel to name just a few product lines. The Smith’s and Maine Sport’s commitment to community and for selling products that bring joy into people’s lives is alive and well in the work that Maine Sport Outfitters does today and every day.