Owners Kirk and Tina Miller found inspiration in hiking the Appalachian Trail and decided to open a shop dedicated to hiking, camping, and backpacking, as well as sharing their knowledge and passion for the outdoors with their customers.
Walkabout is the place to stop by for all thing nature-related – whether you’re looking for a hammock or the perfect pair of hiking boots. The staff are experienced hikers and outdoorsy so they are not just helpful but very knowledgeable. The shop carries a variety of top of the line brands, such as Eno, Merrel, Camelbak, and Patagonia. You’ll find a wide selection of high-quality camping, hiking, and backpacking gear and the latest gadgets, and they’ll order items you’re searching for but don’t see in the store. There is a large selection of sporty and casual clothing, shoes, sunglasses, and more that can also be comfortably worn off the trail, too.
More than just a shop, Walkabout Outfitters is committed to sharing their love for the outdoors. Not only do they host workshops, presentations, and group hikes, they are also committed to fostering a true community. Their website offers customers access to their blog, personalized tips and tricks from their staff, as well as a list of their favorite hikes throughout Virginia.