Love is in the air, or maybe it’s just the good vibes manufactured by this past week’s “false spring.” 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 2023 Year of the Trail Page for inspiration!

2. Gift a Fly Fishing Class! The Great Outdoor Provision Co. Fly Fishing Class is a very comprehensive one day course with two instructors for 7 to 10 students. We’ve packed a lot of information into an eight hour day, including: casting, knots, equipment, fishing strategies and fly selection, for cold water, warm water and saltwater species.

3. Upgrade Their Boots! Crazy to think that the Merrell Moab has now been around for over 15 years!  In that time, this iconic shoe has helped over 25 million folks step further outdoors.  We’ve always been big fans of Merrell’s signature hiking boot/shoe and our feelings on the all-new Moab 3 are no different.  Especially since the Moab 3 is their most environmentally-friendly version to date with 100% recycled: laces, webbing and breathable mesh liner.

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. Plan a Camping Trip! As February rolls on and the temperatures continue to fluctuate, some folks tend to shy away from the great outdoors. At Great Outdoor Provision Co., we gear folks up for a winter spent outside doing the things we love. Check out a few helpful tips for winter time camping: Continue Reading.

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!

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