There’s as much to do in the waters, woods, and cliffs around Morgantown as there is downtown. But you can’t take on the great outdoors without the right equipment—that’s where Pathfinder comes in. Pathfinder can outfit everyone from car camper to daredevil with equipment for skateboarding, cycling, paddling, snow sports, and much more. Its gear appeals to mountaineer and urbanite alike because it’s both functional and fashionable, including popular brands like North Face, Patagonia, and Columbia.

Pathfinder first opened 45 years ago on Willey Street. The shop has relocated into larger spaces three times since, finally landing in a High Street space big enough for extensive racks of bikes, snowboards, skis, and kayaks. Today it sits right in the sweet spot for Morgantown recreationalists: offering an impressive variety of outdoor recreation equipment, with the personalized service of experienced staff who use the gear they recommend—even offering tune-ups and repairs for many of the products they sell. — JJ

235 High Street, 304.296.0076,, @pathfinderwv on Facebook