Crescent Moon Snowshoes are here

Crescent Moon Gold 10 Snowshoes

We just got our latest shipment of beautiful, made in the USA Crescent Moon Snowhoes.  LIMITED SUPPLY!  Come or call and stake your claim on a pair before we run out.  More snow today and more coming!

The right equipment can make the difference between a lifetime of great outdoor experiences or a one-time outing.  Here are the details from Crescent Moon’s website about the 3 most importance elements of a snowshoe – the binding, the platform and the traction system.


BINDING – The most important part of a snowshoe is the binding. It should be easy and intuitive to use, provide support, be comfortable under all conditions and efficiently transfer your energy to the traction system with each step you take. That’s why Crescent Moon invented the SPL (single-pull-loop) adjustable binding. You’ll get the response and control you need and get a great sense of confidence to go up or down any terrain with a pair of Crescent Moon’s.

The SPL binding

  • Easiest in/out binding on the market, simply place foot in stirrup and pull up – getting out is just as simple.
  • Holds your entire foot with equal tension throughout resulting in better support and comfort
  • Toe to heel, side to side stability for significantly better performance than “open-toed” binding designs.

This simple design is the result of extensive testing and years of use by our customers from around the world– absolutely the world’s best binding.


PLATFORM (Frame and Decking) – To ensure optimal flotation, Crescent Moon Snowshoes are balanced to distribute your body weight across the entire shoe. The design also makes them easier to pull out of the snow, so you don’t have to work as hard to walk, hike or climb. The unique teardrop-shape platform is based on the shape of your foot—wide at the ball and narrow at the heel. Instead of forcing you to waddle, the ergonomic design helps your feet clear away from each other with every step, ensuring a smooth, natural stride and allowing you to concentrate on your adventure.

The frame is made from lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum tubing, which is shaped by hand and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG)-welded for incredible strength, durability and reliability. The decking is made from an ultra durable, lightweight material called TGS (the good stuff) which simply won’t tear or fail. It is extremely resistant to abrasion and textured for additional traction and performance. It doesn’t contain any PVC and is made using the most environmentally friendly processes and ingredients as possible.


TRACTION – Crescent Moon has the only three-claw crampon traction system on the market, so you can really get a grip. Inherently better than standard two-crampon systems, it features the only genuine toe claw found on any snowshoe. As you walk, you use your whole foot, shifting your weight for balance and traction with each step. So we position our stainless steel teeth and claws to dig in not only at the heel and ball, but also at the toe, to give you complete control. All of our crampons come with protective, snow shedding shields to prevent buildup of snow and ice.

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Pond 2015What are you doing sitting at a computer when you could be outside ice-skating and/or playing pond hockey?!? That’s right, our pond is clear and open for skating thanks to the hard work of two of our wonderful Boat Shop/Nordic Ski Shop workers, Ben Hamel and Cheryl Levin! They braved freezing temperatures and fought devastating blizzards to. No matter what Mother Nature threw at them, they snow-blew it right back! And we must say, the pond looks amazing!

Come take advantage of the only open outdoor skating rink in Knox County!

Skating/hockey on our pond is always free! If you don’t have skates, don’t worry! You can come on in and get some rentals! Rentals are: $8/day for adult skates and $5/day for youth.

So let go of that mouse (smooth or fuzzy), and get down here for some phenomenal pond skating!Winter 2015 011

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Beginner Fly Tying Class

Once again, we’ll be offering a beginner level fly tying class this winter. It begins on Tuesday, February 10, and runs for eight consecutive Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at our Rockport store. The cost is $65, and students will need to have their own vise and tools (available for purchase here at Maine Sport). All are welcome, with a minimum age of 10 years old. The instructor is fishing department manager Paul McGurren, who has been teaching these classes for well over 20 years! The class is relaxing and fun, and it’s a real thrill to start catching fish on flies that you’ve tied. For more info, call Paul at 236-7120 or email him –


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Maine Sport at Hidden Valley Nature Center

Maine Sport will be renting XC-Ski equipment at the Hidden Valley Nature Center’s Adult XC-Ski Clinic on Saturday, January 17th. The Hidden Valley Nature Center is a wonderful place to ski as it offers 25+ miles of trails. Join us for an afternoon of excellent skiing and winter fun!

Maine Sport at Hidden Valley Nature CenterWhen: 12:00pm-2:30pm, Saturday, January 17th

Cost: $15 for HVNC members, $20 for non-member. $12 to rent equipment.

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Voted Best of the Best in Knox County!

best of the bestThe Courier-Gazette recently held its 2014 Best of the Best election. This consists of the people of Knox County voting for their favorite places/people for anything from Real Estate to Pet Grooming.

This year, Maine Sport Outfitters was voted as number one favorite Sporting Goods Store, #2 Shoe Store, and tied for #1 Bike Shop!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted!

To see the other 2014 Best of the Best winners, visit The Courier-Gazette website!

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