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Christmas shopping in Charlotte: Canoes, kayaks, rentals, accessories

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Christmas shopping in Charlotte: Canoes, kayaks, rentals and accessories

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Hundreds of outfitters in Charlotte sell canoes, kayaks and accessories. The following list represents a just a few. If anyone knows of other outfitters not on the list, let us know and we will correct the mistake. In the meantime, have fun Christmas shopping in Charlotte.

Great Outdoor Provision Co
4341 Park Road
Park Road Shopping Center
Charlotte, NC 28209

Store manager Rudy Hayden knows that the best climber, fisher, or other outdoor sportsman is the one having the most fun. Anyone who has forgotten a rash guard while surfing or did not purchase a windbreaker for a rainy hike knows that it’s hard to have fun when you’re cold and under-prepared. At Great Outdoor Provision Co. in Charlotte, our staff knows outdoor activities and the appropriate gear inside and out.

Do you want to explore the outdoors, but are not quite sure what to do? Come to our boat demos, standup paddleboard demos, fly tying classes, or kayak fishing clinics. At Great Outdoor Provision Co., we want to share our passion for the wilderness with you.

REI (Recreational Equipment), Inc
9755 Northlake Centre Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28216

REI Charlotte provides outdoor enthusiasts in the Charlotte, North Carolina area with top-brand gear & clothing for camping, climbing, cycling, fitness, hiking and more. We’re a complete Charlotte area bike shop, offering a full range of professional bike shop services to help keep you biking the streets and trails year-round. Try before you buy? We offer a wide selection of outdoor rental equipment. Let our staff of friendly experts help you get ready for your next adventure in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. We’ve got what you need for kayaking on Mountain Island Lake, camping on the Outer Banks and more good times outdoors.

My Aloha Paddle and Surf, Inc.
584 Brawley School Rd/Williamson Rd
Next to Wendy’s
Mooresville, NC 28117

My Aloha Paddle and Surf, Inc. is the first of its kind in the Charlotte and Lake Norman area to offer Stand Up Paddle Fitness Programs, as well as Stand Up Paddle Board lessons by Certified WPA and PaddleFit Instructors. In addition, we offer Paddleboard rentals and have two retail locations carrying the best Paddleboards brands available for sale. We only sell high quality Paddleboards and offer ongoing support for years of carefree Paddleboarding.

3704 E. Franklin Blvd
Gastonia, NC 28056

The Gastonia Gander Mountain is the perfect place to find all you need for outdoor adventure. We've got rods and reels and lots of watersports gear for boating at Lake Norman or Lake Wylie. When it's hunting season, you'll find rifles and ammo, plus the most technologically advanced hunting clothes and equipment at Gander Mountain. Going camping in the Great Smoky Mountains? We've got you covered. Everything you need for the outdoors is here at the Gastonia Gander Mountain.

Dicks’s Sporting Goods
South Park Mall
4325 Barclay Downs Drive
Charlotte, NC 28209

Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sporting goods retailer offering a broad assortment of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear in a specialty store environment. The Company owns and operates Golf Galaxy, LLC, a golf specialty retailer and eCommerce websites and catalog operations for both Dick's Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy.

Sports Authority Pineville
9567 South Blvd.
Carolina Pavilion
Charlotte, NC 28273

Find us at the intersection of South Boulevard and Interstate 485 in the Carolina Pavilion. Your local store is only minutes away from the historic town of Pineville. At Sports Authority, sporting goods are what we do—but that's not all we do. Your Pineville store is staffed with associates who are customer-service oriented and are experts in their designated areas, giving every customer an exceptional shopping experience.

Moose Paddleboard Company
445 Templeton Road
Mooresville, NC 28809

Moose Paddleboard Company is serving the Lake Norman, NC area with a mobile fleet that brings the fun to you. Standup paddleboards are fun, but they are big, challenging to strap to your car, and somewhat expensive. Let Moose Paddleboard Company make it possible for you to try the SUP adventure without too much hassle or cost. We are the area’s premier provider of SUP tours, rentals and sales. Let us customize an outing that makes it easy for you to try the watersport that is sweeping the nation.

Tailrace Marina
1000 Marina Village Drive
Mount Holly, NC 28120

Visiting Tailrace Marina is a truly unique experience. Boaters will enjoy the quiet and relaxed atmosphere that this modern facility has to offer. Built on the incredibly historic site, known as “Tuckaseegee Foard” the marina continues to reflect the southern charm of the water-driven spinning mill that was constructed there in the 1880’s. In fact, the marina’s name is taken from the water diversion channels or “tailraces” that continue to provide a natural ambiance to the waterfront.

Lake Wylie Kayak Rentals
1000 Marina Village Drive
Mount Holly, NC 28120

Join us for some fun in the sun, enjoying the local wildlife or just relaxing as you paddle the pristine River District of Lake Wylie. Bring your family or group for a fun outing of kayak rental paddling followed by a picnic lunch in one of our picnic areas. Sign up for a group or individual lesson in everything from basic paddling to yoga on a stand up paddleboard. Our goal is for everyone to have a safe and enjoyable time while renting a kayak and visiting Tailrace Marina.

Jesse Brown’s Outdoors
4732 Sharon Road
Charlotte, NC 28210

Jesse Brown’s began in 1970, as a small mountaineering shop in Greer, SC. The shop was founded by Jesse Brown, a pilot that was introduced to specialty outdoor shops through his travels to Manhattan & the Northeast. At the time, there were no other recreational retailers of its kind in the Southeast.



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