Greater St. Cloud is full of great, locally owned stores to shop at this holiday season, and all year ’round! Now more than ever, it’s important to support the small business retailers, so that’s why we have made it easy for you to shop small this year. We have gift guides that feature downtown shops, boutiques, antique and repurposed stores, and a list of local stores offering online shopping, and now we’re here to help with the outdoor-lover in your life! No matter what they’re into, Greater St. Cloud has it covered.
Skis, Bikes, Boards & More
- Fitzharris Ski, Bike & Outdoor: The name says it all! Fitzharris is your home for all things outdoors and sports. Biking, skiing, snowshoeing, tennis, and everything in between – find it at locally owned Fitzharris in Downtown St. Cloud.
- Revolution Cycle & Ski: Selling every type of bike plus a wide variety of cross country skis, Revolution is a great option for shopping your biking needs locally.
- Rod’s Bicycle Shop: Rod’s is a small one-man shop where they sell bikes and also offers tune-ups
- Erik’s Bike, Board & Ski: Part of the Erik’s Bike franchise, they also sell skiing gear as well as everything you need for snowboarding and skateboarding.
- Wild Bird Center: If being stuck at home has you down, cheer up by upping your bird watching game. Feeders, houses, seed and more – find it all here!
- Wild About Birds: Not only can the helpful staff at Wild About Birds help answer you bird feeding and housing questions, but this locally owned store also sells garden decor, fountains, gifts, and even lovely memorials.
- Mies Outland St. Cloud: Maybe a brand new snowmobile, motorcycle, or ATV isn’t quite in the holiday budget this year, but we bet you can find some great accessories and even apparel for the motor-heads in your life at Meis Outland!
- Besser’s Bike Barn Inc.: Whether you’re searching for an ATV, motorcycle, or even jet ski, Besser’s has it. Or maybe you’re in need of a new helmet, life jacket, or another accessory – they have that too!
- Bee Line Sports Center: If it has a motor, chances are you can find the best accessories for it at Bee Line Sports Center – plus apparel and more!
- Clear Waters Outfitting: Clear Waters Outfitting offers guided paddling trips on the Mississippi River during the warmer months, and sells everything you need for canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding all year long! Visit their shop online to also find paddling accessories, camping gear, clothing, fishing equipment and more.
For the Hunters
- Archery Country: If there’s one thing that any good archery hunter knows, it’s that gear matters. Stock up on all the hunting gear you need to bag a big buck at Archery Country.
- Guns & Gear: From guns to ammunition to every hunting accessory you can think of, find it all along with expert advice at the locally owned Guns & Gear Store.
- Stop Light Bait: Sure, you can purchase live and alternative bait at Stop Light Bait. But you can also stock up on everything you need for fishing in any season, from river fishing poles to ice augers.
- Bait Den: Your one-stop-bait-shop, the Bait Den also sells a wide variety of fishing gear and equipment to help you land some lunkers, on open or hard water.
Lawn & Garden Gurus
- Woods Farmer Seed & Nursery: Woods is well-known for selling flowers and plants, but you can also find a wide variety of outdoor decor and more!
- Wippler Hardware Hank: A hardware store and some much more, Wippler Hardware Hank in Sauk Rapids sells everything your garden needs, plus hundreds of other home maintenance items!
- Handyman’s Hardware Inc.: Founded in 1965 and still locally owned, Handyman’s is the place to go for seasonal lawn care, seeds, plants, and more!
- Southway Greenhouse & Floral: Southway Floral sells a variety of outdoor and indoor plants, plus their expansive gift shop has a little something for everyone on your list!
- Mimbach Fleet Supply: Selling everything from feed and seed to outdoor equipment and even repair, Mimbach Fleet has the inventory and knowledge to help with your next lawn care project.
Sports & More
- EnduRUNce Shop: Central Minnesota’s destination for runners and walkers, The EnduRUNce Shop sells everything from clothing to shoes to fitness trackers and more – everything for beginners to marathoners!
- Disc Golf Today: Your one-stop-shop for disc golf gear including discs, bags, baskets, clothing, accessories, and more!
- Play It Again Sports: Score some great deals at this secondhand sports equipment shop, where they sell equipment for all ages and for a wide variety of sports. Plus, you can also trade in your old, gently used gear to help with an upgrade!
- Hockey Zone: Hockey in Greater St. Cloud is more popular than ever before – get all the gear you need so that you’re the best on the ice this season!
Other Sporting Good Stores
We greatly appreciate whenever you can show some love to our locally owned stores. But to fill in the gaps, Greater St. Cloud has some great regional and national options for outdoors and sporting goods as well.