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Dayton is quickly becoming a hotspot for outdoor adventure and has, over the past several years, added mountain-bike trails, a backpacking loop, whitewater paddling and other amenities.

If you forgot a crucial piece of gear, look no further than Great Miami Outfitters, an independent, family-owned shop in Miamisburg. It's a short drive from the Twin Valley Trail and several other big-ticket draws.

The store sells everything you need for backpacking, hiking, camping, paddling and more. They've got major purchases from big brands -- and lots of helpful things you never knew were out there.

I stocked up with high-quality stuff before my first time on the TVT. Owners know the local terrain and what you need to conquer it at every skill level. Staff was super helpful, and the gear was reasonably priced.

I highly recommend stopping in.

Great Miami Outfitters 80 S. Main St. Miamisburg, Ohio 45342 937-847-8787‎ Homepage

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