Volunteers Brave the Cold to Cleanup Curtis Island

On Thursday, October 18th, Maine Sport Outfitters partnered with Deedee Conover and the Town of Camden for a day of cleanup on Curtis Island in Camden Harbor. A team of four volunteers, Tim Barker, Robin Botley, Riki-Lynne Willmon and Andy York braved the unusually cold and windy weather to help prepare the grounds surrounding the …

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Pace Yourself

Let me just lay it out there: September is a grand month to be alive in this fair state of ours. The days are mostly free from the humidity of July and August, the nights are starting to get cool and are perfect for us who prefer to bury ourselves under the covers to sleep …

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Live Out Loud

  “A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement.  It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood.” -Rachel Carson “I have lived a great deal among grown-ups. …

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Good-Buy Summer Sale

Join us Labor Day weekend, Friday, August 31st - Monday, September 3rd, for our annual Good-Buy Summer Sale! Take advantage of savings up to 40% off on summer clothing, footwear and accessories, plus gear for all your adventuring needs — hiking, camping, fishing, cycling, paddling, swimming, climbing and more! We're also slashing prices on our …

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Stellar Kayak Demo Event

Stellar Kayaks - known for their sleek, light-weight design and exceptional performance - are any avid kayaker’s dream boat. On Wednesday, August 15th, join us at Hosmer Pond for a FREE demo event! Try out these highly esteemed composite boats on the water and see for yourself what they can do. Located at the launch …

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Ready…Set…Go

Mid summer is here: the height of the heat upon us, our trails are in great shape and the waters statewide are low and warm. If your outdoor pursuits are not in full swing by now, this is the time to get yourself outside and start filling up that smart phone with goofy smiled selfies in …

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Maine Sport Outfitters General Manager Announces Retirement After 27 Years

Maine Sport Outfitters owners Marianne and Stuart Smith, who started their business in 1976, recently met with their management staff to announce that store manager Gregg Perry will be retiring in the Spring of 2019. Gregg has worked with the Smiths for more than 27 years, overseeing all operations of Maine Sport. "Under his leadership, …

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The View From Away

Today, instead of writing from my kitchen table or back patio, both of which provide an excellent view of the 30 acre tall grass and wild flower field behind my house, I have taken up residence on a barstool in the ‘C’ concourse at Laguardia Airport drinking a (ok, 2) $9 beers and contemplating the …

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