We strive to provide the best, and best value products and services to our outdoor community while operating under sound environmental ethics.

Welcome to Trailhead!

Kingston’s locally owned and operated outdoor store specializing in quality outdoor gear, clothing and footwear. We also offer clinics, tours, workshops, rentals and special events.

We love being part of our Kingston community. It is important to us to give back, both to the community and to the environment. In 2009, we made the decision to stop purchasing plastic shopping bags and our Eco-Award was established! Individuals or organizations with a “Green Mission” can apply for funding from us.

As Trailhead matures as a business and a member of the community, we see ourselves playing a greater role in supporting organizations with like interests. We also believe in leading by example. Hopefully, educating and influencing our staff, family, friends and customers along the way to think about the impact we all have on one another and the environment around us. We are tracking our progress, one step at a time, as we strive to reach our future goals.


We’re a pretty fun bunch! Want to know more? Some of us are “clickable”; follow more of our adventures on our Instagram feeds!

Our fearless leader, lover of cookies, buyer of footwear and all gadgets downstairs. Has been here 17 years, fave local trail is Cedar Lake Loop in Frontenac and he loves to sit by the fire under a full moon!

The keeper of our books, and the waterer of our plants, she keeps things running smoothly behind the scenes. She never leaves home without her Osprey Talon 22, loves to ride her bike and downhill ski.

Is a Grandpa to two beautiful children, world traveller and all round punny guy. Fave local trail is Lemoine Point, where he’ll always have his sunhat!

New country dweller, buyer of camping and paddling. New Dad that has traded in his white water paddle for hiking boots (at least for awhile!) Loves Rock Dunder, can’t wait to get to New Zealand and doesn’t leave home without his Osprey Escapist 32. Also a volunteer fire fighter!

Climber, stand up paddler, traveler and humanitarian who keeps finding her way back to the store. Loves her coffee, eats bananas slowly, and loves organizing store events and teaching SUP.

A transplant from another independent outdoor shop, she now oversees warranty issues and will fiercely go to bat for you! World traveller, who has only one continent left to visit, you will never see her without her Klean Kanteen full of tea.

Our longest staff member at 20 years! She runs, paddles, adventure races and cycles, and NEVER without a Buff and her Patagonia Houdini Jacket. She has also competed in numerous ultra marathons (yes, she runs, for fun, up to 100km races)

“Ridiculously helpful staff, I’ve always been able to get first hand opinions on every piece of kit they sell and they’re super willing to help you get exactly what you need!” ~Google review

Our resident hiker, he has made it a mission to learn the mountains, lakes and streams of the North East like the back of his hand. He’s completed Thru hikes of the Rideau Trail, Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail and was recently added to the list of ADK 46ers. Come to the store to pick his brain on gear, clothing and trail advice!

“Thank you to the amazing team at Trailhead for helping me find the perfect board! When I walked in I knew exactly what I wanted in my second board and when I walked out I was confident I had it!  The staff was quite fun to banter with too!”~Facebook Review