Backcountry Outfitters

5 Bridge Street, Kent, CT 06757.

(860) 927-3377. Outdoor specialty shop is a popular stop for locals & visitors. In addition to apparel, we carry maps, books, fishing tackle, work of local artisans, and gift baskets with food from local companies. Spectacular candy selection. Rent: snowshoes, cross-country skis & skates. We sharpen skates. In the center of it all is homemade Annie Bananie Ice Cream from Jane's of Kingston, NY. Mon.- Sat. 9 – 6; Sun. 10 - 4. Summer hours til 8 pm. A fun stop for all ages.

Sportsmen’s

725 Bantam Rd., Bantam, CT

(860) 567-3167. Outdoor Boutique and Sporting Goods Specialty Store. We are your destination for Patagonia, Prana, Kuhl, Smartwool, Sorel, Merrell, and Keen to name a few. Paddleboards, kayaks, and snowshoes are available for sale and daily rentals; local delivery is available. Please visit our website and follow us on facebook for more information on rentals, paddleboard, yoga classes and upcoming events. Open Mon.- Fri. 10-6, Sat. 9-4, & Sun. 11- 3.