Public Lands, a Dick’s Sporting Goods company focused on celebrating and protecting public lands for all, is opening its very first retail store…right in our backyard! Conveniently located in Cranberry, Public Lands will host its grand opening this weekend. September 24th – 26th will be filled with giveaways, food trucks, happy hours, and live music! “Portugal. The Man” will be performing on Saturday!

Let me give you a sneak peak of this exciting new shopping experience for your next outdoor adventure. But first, it should be noted that Public Lands gives a percentage of each sale to local natural efforts via The Public Lands fund. They partner with national and local funds to protect our lands so all can have the chance to enjoy nature at its best!

As you walk into the lodge style building you will find a concierge service desk. This service is offered to anyone in need of more information on local recreational areas and outdoor activities. The concierges can also assist in connecting you to the right guide who can provide personalized shopping assistance based on the type of adventure you are seeking.

Fun Fact: Each team member on the floor during your shopping experience is an expert within the outdoor space. They are referred to as “guides”. Depending on what you are shopping for a guide can help you make the best purchase to ensure a successful outdoor adventure!

Public Lands offers technical gear as well as lifestyle gear!

Let’s start with apparel. Their Women’s, Men’s, and Youth sections carry great lifestyle brands like Patagonia, Carhart, The North Face, Columbia and so much more! A unique addition to their brand selection is Free People’s brand, FP Movement.

Alpine, a Dick’s Sporting Goods brand, is reasonably priced and perfect for beginners. The youth section carries brands that are affordable for those looking for a low-cost investment for a young adventurer. 

The Food, Fire, and Fun section is where you will find all of your camping needs such as tents, camping cookware, lighting and everything in between! This area features brands like Yeti, Snow Peak, and HydroFlask.

Public Lands’ extensive selection of backpacks makes it easy to find the perfect one for you. If you are new to the hiking/backpacking scene, don’t sweat it! Your guide can actually fit you for the right one depending on your adventure! 

Fun Facts: they offer “How-To” events in their store such as pack fitting courses. There are also checklists that are accessible throughout the store listing specific items you may need depending on your outdoor activity. 

In need of some new footwear? Public Lands carry a large selection from Crocs and Vans to The North Face and Birkenstocks.

Looking for a new trail? Their shoe displays feature geographic coordinates of local state parks!

Don’t forget to stop by their in-store local market! Here you will find snacks from Enrico’s Biscotti, Pittsburgh Pickle, Commonplace Coffee, and more.

Next to their local market is their 30ft immersive rock climbing wall! Anyone is invited to try it out.

You are welcome to test out some gear while you climb so you can make sure apparel is fitting comfortably before you purchase.

Fly fishing anyone? Public Lands offers a great variety of quality gear for every type of fishing. Their fishing kits make a great gift for a beginner!

Get your new wheels for any terrain! Public Lands has you covered from electric bikes to gravel trail bikes.

They also have a Gear Service center where you can bring any piece of outdoor equipment to get serviced. Even gear that was not purchased at Public Lands!

Want to squeeze in some water sports before the cold weather hits? They have all of your necessities from vests, to kayaks, to paddle boards!

Whether you are a beginner or an expert outdoor enthusiast, Public Lands has everything you should need for your next adventure!

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Channing Powell

Events + Social Strategist

Channing is a Pittsburgh native who loves this city from its history to its food & music scene. She coordinates our events & is one of the faces behind Made in PGH’s social media. In her spare time, you can find her & her vintage shop, ChanningLane Vintage, poppin’ up at the various artisan markets around the city.

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