Welcome to The Great Outdoors
We're a retailer of sportswear and outerwear in Northern Vermont, located in Newport, Morrisville and Enosburg Falls.
We stock kayaks, small boats, canoes, water skis, camping gear, fishing gear, kayaks, swim suits, golf clubs, pool cues, outerwear for every season, skateboards and sports equipment for baseball, softball, tennis, racket ball, soccer and basketball.
We carry skis, snow boards, snow shoes, ice skates for figure skating and hockey and sleds.
Interested in bikes? The Great Outdoors stocks BMX bikes built by Haro, mountain bikes and day cruisers built by Giant and other makers of state of the art cycles for kids to adults.
We also carry footwear for every season, including; hiking boots, athletic cleats, snow boots, sneakers and running shoes.
For Toddlers & Kids
We carry a variety of sportswear and sporting goods for toddlers. We also carry snowsuits for infants and baby carriages for walking and running. Need a really good car seat? We have those too.
Understanding the 10-Plus Essentials of Camping
The 10 essentials are all about peace of mind. During a routine back country trip you may have no need for several of these items. But if something unexpected occurs you, don’t want to be caught without them – they could even save your life. Here are the components of a one-stop emergency-preparedness kit every wilderness traveler should carry-even on short trips:...More
While Your Camping....
You might be interested in panning for gold. The Great Outdoors stocks a Gold Panning Kit that will bring you back in time and -you might even find some gold.
For camping tents, sleeping bags, cookware and accessories, visit any of our three locations in Northern VT.
Choosing a Kayak
Wired 2 Fish Review of the Predator Kayak, Available at The Great Outdoors
Kayaks From The Old Town Canoe Company of Maine
The Heron 9XT - Photo Above
The Vapor Series Kayak by The Old Town Canoe Company is built for comfort and agility.
You'll also find a storage compartment built in the XT series.
The Twin Heron Angler Kayak is built for two.
A steady, swift craft by the Old Town Canoe Company, the Twin Heron Angler is great for sports fishing and distance kayaking. .....More
Kayak Accessories for Storage and Transport
You might be wondering how you will store your new kayak. It might be fine leaning against a wall in the garage or on the basement floor. However, there is an alternative.
The Great Outdoors carries a twin wall mount kayak storage unit that is specially built to support kayaks.
For loading and unloading your kayak, you may appreciate the Retractable Loading System by Malone, that will help keep kayak and vehicle safe from damage.
Snowshoe technology has greatly improved in the last decade, making today’s models much more manageable and easy to use. Snowshoes are lightweight and durable, strap securely to practically any boots and allow you to hike on deep snow or climb steep slopes. What started thousands of years ago as a mode of transportation has evolved into an increasingly popular form of winter recreation. .....More.
Bike & Kayak Rentals Available This Spring -Summer - Fall
We can launch your Kayak rental at our Newport Location directly onto Lake Memphremagog
Same Day $12.95
Next Day $19.95
3 Day $34.95
Choosing a Bike
Yes! The budget is in and you've go the cash to buy a bike. Choose between BMX, mountain, cruiser and other state of the art cycles available at The Great Outdoors. We have available advice for you to help you choose your bike, with respect to your needs and your budget. .....More
The BMX by Haro is a one of a kind and uniquely manufactured to allow for dynamic mobility. ......Watch Total Haro BMX Video
The Mountain Bike and Cruiser by Giant is built for performance and durability.
The day cruiser is great for long journeys, bike races and the pure enjoyment of biking. We stock state of the art day cruisers by Giant, a leading manufacturer in bicycles.
Water Skis, Water Tubes & Life Jackets from O'Brien Watersports
For total fun and total control on the water this summer, visit The Great Outdoors for premier water sports equipment from O'Brien Watersports. ...More
Teaching A Child To Water Ski - by O'Brien Watersports
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