Inside: I recently got to sneak a peek at the NEW Public Lands store that is opening THIS WEEKEND in Columbus, Ohio, and I’m so pumped to share with you guys!
This post was written in partnership with Public Lands. Thoughts and opinions are my own.
If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that my whole family has recently gotten obsessed with hiking. In fact, it’s our family mission to complete 52 hikes in 52 weeks. We’re currently training to hike the Camino de Santiago in Spain and love getting outside as much as we can.
So when I learned that Public Lands was opening up a location 5 minutes from my house, I was ECSTATIC.
For starters, I love their purpose. Public Lands is passionate about celebrating and protecting public lands FOR ALL. They focus on conservation of wild spaces, inspire and enable diverse communities to experience the magic of the great outdoors, and work to operate a responsible, sustainable business.
They also believe in supporting local and national initiatives that champion conservation and breaking down barriers of access to the outdoor experience. And a portion of EVERY purchase goes to their Public Lands Fund. Nationally, they partner with organizations like the Alaska Wilderness League, The Conservation Alliance, and Student Conservation Association.
I also love the store experience itself.
Here’s the thing, we’re all on an individual journey. My family is brand new to this world of hiking and outdoor exploration. And it can be a bit intimidating walking into a sporting equipment store with all the gear and options and very expensive price points. But Public Lands is perfect. It offers gear for EVERYONE. Whether you are looking for affordable gear for as a beginner, or you’re an experienced outdoorsmen wanting the very latest in tactical gear, they have you covered.
Plus – they have approximately 100 “guides” (store staff) who are expert outfitters and educators. Everything from being a master technician who can help with cycling gear, to climbing experts and more. My favorite service is their onsite concierge – just make an appointment and get loads of expert advice on things like selecting the best hiking boots, setting up a camp kitchen, the best local trails to bike or hike, or choosing the best fishing rods and bait for your next trip.
I can’t wait to make an appointment to talk about all the gear I might need to hike the Camino!
Public Lands also features cool rentals – you can rent bikes, kayaks, paddleboards, or even a YETI cooler.
Also – you’re going to LOVE their 30-ft rock climbing wall!
Grand Opening of Public Lands Store In Columbus, Ohio
Public Lands is opening their Polaris location THIS WEEKEND.
Where: Polaris Fashion Place | 1510 Polaris Parkway
- November 5, 2021 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- November 6, 2021 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- November 7, 2021 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be loads of activities for the whole family at the grand opening event including giveaways from some of your favorite brands like Kuhl, Patagonia, The North Face, YETI and more, along with live music, food trucks and drinks from local breweries. Admission is FREE!
Hope to see you there!