I’m looking for a well-stocked paddling store in Northern VA. I’ve found a couple places that sell kayaks and paddles, but they’re more sporting goods type shops than real kayaking/paddling stores. They don’t, for example, carry helmets.
Anyone have any good suggestions? I was hoping for something on the VA side, but I’ll travel to MD if I have to.
Appomattox River Company
I have dealt with these folks for years. The main store is in Farmville Va. If you call, ask for Tom. This is a paddling store, run by real paddlers. Staff is on the ball, and will help you every step along the way.
I have always dealt with the Farmville VA store. They also have a branch stores in North Richmond and Hampton VA. The drive to the Farmville store is worth the trip.
Annapolis Canoe and Kayak
ACK is worth a visit. In Annapolis, MD…
Other side of the beltway in MD, but closer than ARC.
I found Potomac Paddlesports… they seem to be the closest. I’ll give them a try first.
Thanks for the replies and suggestions.