Gear Up & Head Out!

Rocktown Adventures is an independently owned specialty outdoor retailer with locations in Aurora, IL and Rockford, IL. Our mission is to provide the Chicagoland, Northern Illinois, and Southern Wisconsin community an opportunity to embrace an outdoor lifestyle through participation in outdoor recreation using their community’s natural assets. We want our appreciation of the outdoors to inspire you to take on new challenges, leading to a healthier lifestyle, and ultimately helping you define your idea of outdoor recreation.

We will facilitate your outdoor recreational activity by providing the WHAT-HOW-WHERE…..WHAT is needed to do the activity, HOW to do the activity, and WHERE you can do , all in a socially engaging setting. We carry top equipment, sold by knowledgeable staff that uses the equipment we sell themselves in their own pursuit of outdoor recreation. We experienced instructors that love to share their passion for the outdoors, and trip guides that know our waterways and trails like the back of their hand. We are located near an abundance of recreational assets waiting to be discovered by you.

Aurora, IL
107 spruce St.
Aurora, IL 60506

(Opening Soon)
Rockford, IL
313 N. Madison Street
Rockford, IL 61103

Next Event

Aurora Paddle Trip: Batavia to Aurora

We have developed a great group of frequent trip participants which is exactly what we were hoping would happen…….a community of paddlers! Come join Rocktown Adventures and our paddling community on this 6 mile trip that starts at Glenwood Forest Preserve (on the east bank) and ends at the downtown Aurora pier on the West bank, near the Hollywood Casino. Shuttle leaves at 1:00 from Rocktown Adventures of Aurora and you can expect to be back at your vehicle by 4:00.



From the water to the trail, Rocktown Adventures has what you need to Gear Up and Head Out. As the largest paddlesport dealer in Illinois, serving the Chicagoland area, Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin, we offer an extensive selection of paddlesport equipment, accessories, and apparel. Rocktown is more than paddlesports though as we also carry a wide range of products for camping, hiking, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and lifestyle apparel. If you are looking to Gear Up and Head Out, Rocktown Adventures is your destination for outside recreation.


Rocktown is on EBAY!

Rocktown Adventures is live with an ebay store.  Be sure to check us out at for clearance pricing on great outdoor gear!  Hiking shoes from Salomon and Oboz, clothing from Patagonia and Salomon, Nordic equipment from Rossignaol and Salomon and more!  Our listings will change over time so be sure to check...
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