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 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
(Closed for winter, re-opening March 2015)

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? I just got off the phone with  a representative from Swix in Minneapolis and they got some snow!  It’s not far away and now is a great time to get your skis ready. Lots...
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Paddlesport Winter Storage

It is that time of year again when the waters turn solid and the boats are stored away…well for some of us anyway. If you are like me you may not have a nice heated storage space to hang your boat out of the way for the winter or maybe...
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