Gear Up & Head Out!

Rocktown Adventures is a specialty outdoor retailer and adventure club. We offer sales, rentals, lessons, guided trips, and related apparel for Kayaks, Canoes and Stand-Up Paddleboards in the summer and Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing in the Winter. We also carry camping equipment, lifestyle apparel, and transportation equipment such as roof racks and trailers.

Our mission is to help you Gear Up and Head Out. We do this by providing the WHAT-HOW-WHERE…..WHAT is needed to do the activity, HOW to do the activity, and WHERE you can do the activity, 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 have 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
Wed-Fri: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Mon and Tues but available by appointment

Rockford, IL
313 N. Madison Street
Rockford, IL 61103
Tues-Fri: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm



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.


Get your skis ready for the season

From: Rick Barton, Outdoor Evangelist at Rocktown Adventures Are your Cross Country skis ready for snow? Lots of skiers that have waxless skis believe there is no maintenance required, but if you want them to ski like new you better do a few things now. The first thing is to...
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Winter Pool Sessions

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean the paddles need to be put away. This winter we are offering kayak classes and open pool sessions, which is like “Free Swim” but with kayaks. In Rockford these will be held at the Boylan Aquatic Center. In Aurora we are still trying to...
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Help us Stomp Out Hunger this Holiday

We are taking #givingtuesday up a notch. From December 1 thru December 20, donate one non-perishable food item at either Rocktown Adventures location, and receive 10% off your purchase that day. Aurora donations will benefit the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry. Rockford donations will benefit Cornucopia, a part of the...
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