About

Country Squirrel Outfitters opened our doors in 2010. The original store location was in Cañon City, Colorado. Owners, Steve and Miranda Putt, moved the store to their native state of Pennsylvania in 2011. The current store location in Ridgway, Pennsylvania was the home of Love’s Canoe Rentals and Sales for over 30 years.

Country Squirrel Outfitters is in the heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds region, which includes over 2 million acres of public forest land and 16,000 miles of streams in north central Pennsylvania. We’re also on the door step of the Allegheny National Forest, which includes countless miles of fishing streams, hiking trails, ATV trails, and many other outdoor recreational opportunities. Our store is located on the Clarion River and we provide our customers with easy access to canoe, kayak and other small non-motorized boat launching. Located only one block from our store is the northern trailhead for the Clarion-Little Toby Rails-To-Trails, which is an 18-mile multi-use trail for hikers, cyclists, XC-skiing, walkers and runners.

Attractions and Activities near Ridgway, Pennsylvania

If you are looking for things to do in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, stop at Country Squirrel Outfitters. Our knowledgeable staff knows the best attractions and activities that the area has to offer. We are located a block away from downtown Ridgway, and our staff would be happy to point you towards Ridgway’s best restaurants and locally owned shops.

Backpack with wild Elk

Being the county seat of Elk County, any trip to Ridgway would be incomplete without seeing some of the county’s native Elk population. Thousands of toursists come to Elk County each year to see the elk, but Country Squirrel Outfitters goes a step further. Our Wild Elk Backpacking Trip is a two-day backpacking trip that gives you the opportunity to see elk and other wildlife native to the Pennsylvania Wilds region.

Visit the Pennsylvania Wilds’ popular attractions

If you are looking for a more unique experience, we are located a short drive from popular attractions such as the Kinzua Bridge State Park and the Elk County Visitor Center. If you are looking for things to do in the Pennsylvania Wilds region or things to do in the Allegheny National Forest, ask County Squirrel Outfitter’s knowledgeable staff. We have spent countless hours exploring the region’s many recreational offerings, and we would be happy to share our knowledge with you.

World Famous Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous

Rev up your engines and stop by Country Squirrel Outfitters during the world famous Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous. Each year, the world’s most talented chainsaw carvers come to Ridgway to show off their artistic skills. Country Squirrel Outfitters is proud to be a part of this event as we host multiple carvers in our parking lot during the weeklong event. While the event is usually in March, dates for 2018 have not been announced yet.