Love is in the air, or maybe it’s just the good vibes after Punxsutawney Phil made his spring prediction. At Great Outdoor Provision Co., we know the best way to show your valentine you care is to take them outside!

Here are a few pro tips from Trusty the MULE:

1. Plan a Romantic Hike! From the mountains of the Shenandoah to the Venus flytrap inhabited sands of Carolina Beach State Park, a romantic hike is a surefire and affordable way to show someone you care. Check out our handy Plan Your Next Adventure page for inspiration!

2. Take them to GOPC Film Fest! Great Outdoor Film Fest is scheduled for several cities in a multi-event celebration of the outdoors.  Fly Fishing Film Tour, Banff Center Moutain Film, Mountainfilm and more! We hope you’re able to

3. Upgrade Their Birks! Birkenstock is deeply rooted in the fine art of crafting premium quality shoes that are good for you. A commitment they’ve held since their origins all the way back in 1774. Whether it’s their stylish, sought-after Boston clog or the iconic Arizona sandal, we’re proud to be a premier authorized Birkenstock partner.

4. Upgrade Their Boat! We don’t just sell gear – we show you how to use it! Every boat purchase at GOPC comes with a free orientation. We’ll cover the basics of paddling technique and even offer free on-water orientation at our events.

Our staff uses a multi-point Quality Assurance Checklist to make sure we cover the basics –  transportation, storage, adjustment, outfitting, and more. In addition to free, spring boat demos, our try before you buy program offers a unique opportunity to rent our boats before purchasing. Our buyback guarantee, competitive pricing, and custom outfitting service make your purchase easy. GOPC paddlesports brands include but are not limited to: Hobie, Jackson Kayak, NuCanoe, Old Town, Bonafide Kayaks, Hurricane Kayaks, Ocean Kayak, Wilderness Systems, Native Watercraft, FeelFree, Liquid Logic, Badfish SUP and more!

5. Ship them some Vuori! In addition to our amazing in-store selection, we also now offer Vuori Clothing on the GOPC Shipping Site. Send some cozy, lifestyle threads to your out of town Valentine or maybe order some for yourself!

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6. Take Them Shopping! What screams romance quite like our creaky wood floors? Sometimes the best gifts are the ones you get to pick out yourself… Our expert staff will be on hand to help you find the perfect clothing, footwear and gear!