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 it, all in a socially engaging setting. We carry top rated 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

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

Next Event

Aurora Paddle Trip: Friday Night Fun @ Blues on the Fox

Any evening paddle up the Fox River is a great way to end the day. For added entertainment the 18th “Blues on the Fox” Blues Festival will be going on at River’s Edge Park with Joe Louis Walker starting the festivities at 7:00. Come get the most unique few of the show in town! The price for this experience is $30 and includes kayak, paddle, PFD, guide, and a good time. For those that have their own equipment the price is $10 and includes a guide and of course a good time!



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.

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