Amazing Kittery Trading Post

The moment we walked into the Kittery Trading Post in Kittery, Maine, we knew spending an entire day, and a fortune were strong possibilities at this mammoth-sized store for outdoor enthusiasts. The outdoor recreation gear, apparel, and footwear levels excited us. They worried at the same time, as we only had an hour to redeem a $75.00 gift certificate that got a very caring brother gave us for our 10th anniversary. The prospects of accomplishing this fascinating retail mission in a short time were about as likely as hitting the coast of Maine in an hour.

With a quick scan of the Kittery Trading Post open floor plan, we saw departments for activewear, outerwear, accessories, footwear, uniquely made-in-Maine gifts for “home and home”, hiking, camping, rock climbing, winter and water sports, shooting sports (guns) and freshwater or saltwater fishing equipment.

We’ve taken the ‘Cliff Notes’ approach, ignoring areas of little personal interest and focusing on the ‘result’.

We spotted a few discount shelves where we picked up some fall fleece jackets. The quality of these and other clothes seemed built to last, unlike some discount stores. Kittery Trading Post We also bought a state-of-the-art pedometer which, if we had used it in the store, would have shown maybe six or seven miles of walking on all three levels.

The hired help was quite pleasant and quick to help, cutting our trip through what seemed like the entire southern New Hampshire region by minutes.

Our hour at the Kittery Trading Post was an interesting experience. We will be back, looking for the best deals and, more importantly, enjoying the unique environment that resembles L.L. Bean with a more localized, rustic twist.

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Calendar of events 2022

Reserve the ages! We request you to visit us in Kittery, Maine, for one or another of our annual events. Additional events not listed under will be posted directly to

Sale Of Chests

JANUARY 28 – APRIL 3, 2022

HOME, SECURITY, HOME: From small personal safes to large safes for the secure storage of your sporting weapons and other valuables, this is your chance to save more!

Spring Fishing And Hunting Festival

MARCH 31 – APRIL 3, 2022

THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Celebrate the start of the open-water fishing season with special sale prices on freshwater and saltwater items. Plus seminars and special guest appearances! Hunters can prepare for the spring turkey season.

New England Padel Sports Offer

APRIL 29 – MAY 1, 2022

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: Join us at our Kittery store for our 23rd Annual New England Paddle Sports Sale! Meet the main experts and manufacturers in the paddle sports industry! The best prices of the year on kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and accessories. Educational seminars and resources on where to go paddling.

Outdoor Tent Sale

MAY 20 – OCTOBER 23, 2022

UNDER THE TENT – Manufacturer samples of branded outdoor clothing, footwear and accessories. Plus, previous season closeouts and samples of backpacks and recreational gear, all up to 40-60% off regular KTP prices! Sizes and quantities are limited.

Celebrate The Summer Sale

JUNE 17-26, 2022

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, ten days – Deals from the JUNEFEST store on clothing, footwear and leisure equipment!

Sports Blades Demonstration Day With Johnson Outdoors

JUNE 18, 2022

SATURDAY – Try before you buy! – Try the latest kayaks and canoes from Johnson Outdoors (Old Town & Ocean Kayaks) right here at KTP Docks on Spruce Creek.


SEPTEMBER 5-11, 2022

Monday-Sunday Labor Day: Our Biggest Store-Wide Event Of The Year! An exciting and fun week of low prices, special events, activities, tastings and demonstrations for the September festival only!

Hunting Gear And Work Clothing Event

OCTOBER 7-10, 2022

FRIDAY TO MONDAY: Are you ready for opening day? Equip yourself with the region’s most comprehensive hunting gear and apparel inventory! Plus, Ruger incentives and special offers on brand-name workwear and work boots!

Service Appreciation Days

NOVEMBER 10 AND 11, 2022

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY — A special in-store offer for those who serve and sacrifice to protect us.

Nutrition Overview

NOVEMBER 18, 2022

FRIDAY — Kick off the holiday season in the spirit of giving! Drop off your non-perishable items and receive a FREE KTP Gift Card! Food donated on this gathering day benefits the Footprints Food Pantry in Kittery.

Party Specials

18-27 NOVEMBER 2022

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, ten days: Tis the season for holiday shopping and fun! Great promotions throughout the store for everyone on your gift list!

Kittery Trading Post History


Kittery Trading Post is a well-known Maine facility that has equipped customers for the outdoors since 1938. The family-owned business prides itself on offering the best products and services to enhance your time outdoors, from select brands of quality and products to the knowledge and personalized service of the staff.

This pride was reflected in a multi-year, multi-phase renovation and creation of a strong visual gateway to the store (as well as to the state of Maine). Lasse Architects, inspired by Maine’s rich forest history, created new entrances and an overall façade upgrade to complement the interior offerings.

Inside the store, a fresh retail circulation and organization system has been designed to improve the flow of customers and staff. Green spaces have been dotted throughout the store, using real Maine plants and produce, to instill a sense of adventure and discovery and improve the shopping experience. Dramatic skylights have been installed throughout the new lobby to promote natural light, and an additional mezzanine provides private administrative offices for members of management.

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We invite you to look and shop at our family-owned store in Kittery; where no matter the season or reason, you can amount on our staff for the capitals, information and personalized service to make your outdoor adventures pleasant, successful and memorable. Visitors who enter our store will enjoy shopping a wide selection of recreational equipment, apparel, footwear and specialty brand-name gifts for the entire family.

Take the stairs and dive into outdoor gear and sports-specific apparel for a wide range of outdoor activities: camping, hiking, boating, biking, skiing, snowshoeing and more. Our upper level is also home to one of the largest and most renowned sport shooting departments in New England. Downstairs, a whole level of freshwater and saltwater fishing gear and accessories awaits! You’ll find rods, reels, lines, lures, fly fishing and fly tying gear to capture the attention of avid anglers around the world.

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