Cider Monday

Monday, December 2, 2019

Thank you for your support and for shopping locally and not just virtually! Shoppers who came in on Cider Monday enjoyed a hot beverage and donuts from Northbrook Orchards.

Friendly TCO staff helped you choose the ideal gift (touch it! try it on! ask all the questions you want!) for the outsiders in your life, while you sipped and shopped as long as you liked. It was a great day.

The North Face Futurelight Happy Hour

Fri, Nov 22, 2019

5 PM | Glen Mills

What a great a Happy Hour it was at Trail Creek Glen Mills, sponsored by the North Face.

This was an exclusive Futurelight Launch event, The first 50 guests received a gift, and was food catered by Harvest Seasonal Grill, drinks, and more special offers. It was the perfect way to lead into the holidays.

LET’S GO TO PATAGONIA

OCTOBER 19-28, 2019

This trip was an outdoor enthusiast’s dream.

And this awesome crew just returned!

Get the details.

Salomon Demo Hike Round 2!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

11AM – 1PM

First State National Historical Park – Beaver Valley

Thanks to everyone who came out to hike with us! We got outfitted in Salomons, either X Ultras or Outlines for demo + enjoyed one free beer on Salomon at XX following the hike.

PLUS: Participants received a 15% off coupon from Trail Creek Outfitters towards a new pair of Salomon shoes.

Arc’teryx Film Night

TICKETS $10.00 each

Thursday, October 24th
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Glen Mills, PA

We had an evening of film, food and friends!

Raffle tickets were sold for $5 and included the chance to win: 
2 top of the line Arc’teryx Jackets and the light + compact backpack ideal for travelers and backpackers.

A winner!

Tickets: $10
What do they get you?
-A custom Arc’teryx pint cup
-2 drink tickets
-Appetizers from Not Your Average Joes
-Access to the film

All proceeds benefited Friends of First State National Historical Park, located in New Castle, DE.

On The Verge
Confronted with the decision to fight for these last ancient trees and potentially lose access or look away as the valley is stripped for timber, On The Verge is a snapshot of outdoors culture in British Columbia. The way we reconcile industries that give us access to the wilderness with the destruction they cause. The desire to protect our backyard but keep it for ourselves at the same time. The importance of these places to the people who have shaped them and been shaped by them in return.

WATCH THE TRAILER

October 11, 2019

Glen Mills Location  | 5:00-8:00 PM

Everyone grabbed their BFFs and headed to TCO for a night out. We loved seeing so many of you!

Attendees treated themselves to some awesome prizes, discounts, drinks and sweets, plus enjoyed live music by the Soulternatives.

We had lots of amazing giveaways from our top brands, including items from Barbour, Patagonia, The North Face, prAna, O’Neill, Salomon, Arc’teryx, and so many more

Everyone who made a purchase of $50 or more got an awesome prize. 

Duck Head Classic Cocktails

October 3, 2019

Kennett Square Location

What better way to welcome Fall in than with a cold drink, good music, and your favorite friends at Trail Creek?!

We threw it back to the 1990’s Country Classics days with southern punch, beer, snacks and great deals on your favorite pants.

Duck Head apparel was 15% off. Every Duck Head purchase made that night put you in the running to win a $200 Duck Head shopping spree at Trail Creek.

Plus, everyone had a good ol’ time and took advantage of the raffle for a pair of Duck Head pants and t shirts.

Salomon Demo Hike

Our first Salomon hike of the Fall was a huge success! See you at the next one on October 26, 2019.

We met at 10:00 am at Dew Point Brewery, got outfitted in Salomons, either X Ultras or Outlines for demo + enjoyed one free beer on Salomon at Dew Point following the hike!

For every pair of Salomons demoed, $5 was donated towards our Brands That Give Back Fundraiser. 

PLUS: Participants received a 15% off coupon from Trail Creek Outfitters towards a new pair of Salomon shoes.

Brands that Give Back Month

Throughout the month of September we raised money to invest in three local non-profits, YOU got to decide how much. 

Each purchase from a participating Brand that Gives Back earned our customers a token to vote for one of the three, local non-profit organizations: Brandywine Conservancy, Brandywine Red Clay Alliance, and The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County.

Winning organization will be announce in October! Come back for details. 

Brands that Give Back Bash

August 29, 2018
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Glen Mills Store

Thanks for joining us and our favorite Brands that Give Back for an epic party to kick-off another big month of giving! Together we ate, drank, won prizes, and supported local.

All month we are investing in three local environmental non-profits: Brandywine Conservancy, Brandywine Red Clay Alliance, and The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County. They will all receive a donation from our participating brands, but YOU get to decide how much!

Each purchase you make from a participating Brand that Gives Back will earn you a token to vote for one of the three, local non-profit organizations. The group that receives the most tokens by the end of each week will be granted a greater amount of funds to go towards their designated conservation project, with 2nd & 3rd place receiving a lesser amount. Voting starts over every week, so come out and support your cause!

Participating brands are Patagonia, The North Face, Kuhl, Toad&Co., prAna, Cotapaxi, Smartwool, Ten Tree and Duck Head.

12th Annual Run for Conservation

Saturday, June 15th, 2019
Stateline Woods Preserve

Another great day! The Trail Creek Outfitters 12th Annual Run for Conservation at the beautiful Stateline Woods Preserve.

Thanks to all who came out to support TLC’s efforts to protect and conserve land and the natural beauty and habitat of your local community.

Super fun 5K and 10K trail races with single track trails, water crossings, rocks, logs, roots, sticks, meadows, huge hills and more.

Plus Kennett Brewing Company beer and snacks from Harvest Market Natural Foods.

Free kids 1K (under 12) and free kids corner during the race.

Check out the trail map

BACKPACKER Magazine’s Get Out More Tour

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
6 PM – 8 PM
TCO Glen Mills

A night for all outdoor enthusiasts: The renowned outdoor adventure road show, the Get Out More Tour came to TCO.

BACKPACKER Magazine, the authority on outdoor adventure, presented the 19th annual Get Out More Tour with BACKPACKER Magazine’s ambassador, Randy Propster, an expert in the outdoor industry.

Randy spends over 200 days out of the year on the road, pursuing his passions—hiking, backpacking, camping, and outdoor adventure of all kinds. He gave us the low down on confidence in the outdoors, shared some sweet product knowledge, and encouraged us all to let go of the fear that holds us back from going out and staying out. It’s all about having the right products to keep you dry, help you set up and stay comfortable.

Giveaways included top-notch outdoor gear from the Tour’s incredible sponsors!

The interactive 90-minute seminar educated and inspired participants while covering a wide range of topics including:

•Backpacking essentials
•The latest in gear and apparel
•Living a van life
•Survival skills
•Trail-tested tips

Sponsor Information

The 2019 Get Out More Tour is presented by Adventure Medical Kit, Backpacker’s Pantry, Fjallraven, Hydrapak, LEKI, MSR, Osprey, Republic of Durable Goods, Salomon, Sawyer Products, Nemo and BioLite.

Frequent Flyers Travel Night

May 8, 2019
5:30-8 PM

The North Face and Red Knot Outfitters Birding Guides teamed up with us for a night full of travel tips, gear giveaways, and the coolest presentation on bird migration around.

If you came early, you learned about travel tips and tricks from our The North Face reps. Then, at 6:15, everyone enjoyed the presentation “They Do It All Night Long” with Bill Stewart of Red Knot Outfitters (description below).

Plus, we raffled off a $150 gift card to AirBnB and a half-day birding adventure in Delaware with Red Knot Outfitters!

“They Do It All Night Long”
Examine the facts, fiction and lore of bird migrations and other interesting stuff you didn’t know birds could do with Bill Stewart, the founder of Red Knot Outfitters! Did you know most birds migrate all night….and some all day…for five, six, seven days in a row? How high do they fly? When and why do birds migrate? How do Broad-winged Hawks and other raptors find one another for that long migration flight? Do birds sleep on ‘the wing’? Come find out the answers and learn so much more during this fact-filled and whimsical look into bird migration and other fascinating bird antics!

Save the Planet, Wear Sustainable Tour

Saturday, May 4, 2019
10 AM – 5 PM

It was a great day! Along with CRAZE, Toad&Co stopped by in their trailer and hung out with shoppers and visitors and talked up sustainable clothing.

Toad&Co is on a mission to prove that living a sustainable life can be bold, badass and – dare we say it – COOL. The apparel industry is the 4th largest global polluter and the way we see it, you can either go nude or wear sustainable.

Toad&Co is choosing to wear sustainable, and they’re traversing the country in their ’59 Shasta trailer to celebrate how local communities are saving the planet – and they came to Trail Creek Outfitters in Glen Mills! Visitors checked out the Toad&Co trailer (with an interior made from completely sustainable materials), listened to music, drank great beer, and learned about steps you can take to live a more sustainable life.

Patagonia Film Pint Night: Mountain of Storms

April 25, 2019

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

EVENT SOLD OUT!

Trail Creek Outfitters
487 Glen Eagle Square, Glen Mills, PA

Doors opened at 6:00 p.m.
Films began at 6:30 p.m.

$10.00

What a great night of adventure filming and celebrating the great outdoors!

Tickets included a stainless steel Miir pint glass, Dogfish Head beer, light fare, and entry into a raffle for a Patagonia 60L Black Hole Duffel and more prizes!

All proceeds benefited Brandywine Red Clay Alliance.

We watched Mountain of Storms, which documents the storied 1968 road trip adventure of 5 friends: Yvon Chouinard (Patagonia’s founder), Doug Tompkins, Dick Dorworth, Chris Jones and Lito Tejada-Flores. Piled into an old sketchy van, the group embarked on a 5,000-mile journey from California to Patagonia to attempt a new climbing route on Cerro Torre’s infamous Fitz Roy peak. Along the way the friends found surf, skiing and climbing as they headed southward towards the then still-mythical land of Patagonia.
 
Though the friends did not know it at the time, Mountain of Storms would inspire and pave the way for the modern-day adventure film category.
 

VIEW THE TRAILER

 

 

Ladies Night

April 12, 2019

What a great night it was! BFFs headed to TCO for a night out!
-Drinks & Treats
-Discounts & Prizes
-Live Music
-Fashion Show @ 6:30pm
-Clean Juice’s delicious sips
-Cycology 202 demo and info about their studio
-1st 25 purchases $50+ receive a gift card to Currie Hair, Skin & Nails

Raffle of items from our brands every 30 minutes.

Participating brands: Prana, Patagonia, The North Face, Cotopaxi, Keen, Arc’Teryx, OluKai, Kuhl, Aventura, O’neill, and Toad&Co.

Plus, 10% off your first women’s footwear/apparel item, 15% off your second, and 20% off your third/fourth/fifth and on! Plus, you have the chance to win prizes from your favorite brands. Everyone left a winner!

Trail Creek Vintage Photo Contest

March 23-April 9th, 2019

To celebrate our 36th year, we called on you to dig deep, to the bottom of the family album (or cardboard box in the basement) and find your best vintage outdoor photo!
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Best entry received a $100 Gift Certificate to Trail Creek Outfitters.

Two Runners-up received a $50 and $25 gift certificate to TCO.

WINNERS:

1. @kennettkristen “Spring skiing in Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, California. Just stay vertical! Falling in shorts is cold :)”. Thank you – this was a hugely popular photo – it captures one of those unique ski days in the 80s to a T. Classic.

2. @erikaspaintbrush “My dad (no shirt) and brother (blond) and Damien (a boy who came to live with us through the Fresh Air Fund for the summer) in our garden in South Stratford, VT. Organic Gardening before organic was a thing. Manning the tractor was George Benjamin, our beloved neighbor, who could play the fiddle like nobody’s business.” Classic farming photo and great details in the caption. We loved it!

3. @dcraigraezer “1982 Arizona Snowbowl- Flagstaff, AZ”. Our staff loved the showboating in jeans.

 

Salomon Brewery Hike & Run

Hike starts at 10am, run starts at 11am
Meet at the Dew Point Brewing Co parking lot
 
Thanks to all who joined us for a fun morning on the trails at Auburn Valley State Park capped off with beers at Dew Point Brewing Company.
 
Our Salomon reps Jackie and Michael had several of Trail Creek Outfitters’ Salomon trail running and hiking shoe styles for the group to try out on the trail. After the hike, we all ended up back at Dew Point Brewing Co. where the first round was on Salomon!

Polar Plunge

Brandywine Red Clay Alliance
February 9, 2019
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

We were proud to sponsor this year’s event! The plunge is the annual fundraiser for the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance and helps raise awareness about their work for the Brandywine Creek Watershed and helps to protect and conserve the natural resources of the Brandywine and Red Clay Valleys. Get the details

Backcountry Brews

Thursday, January 10, 2019

5:30 – 7:30 pm | Glen Mills 

Community and competency emboldens us to push our limits.

Local skier and climber, Arthur Eng, shared wild stories and sage advice gained from years of exposure in the wilderness of North America. He shared important information about how best to safely enjoy the winter months, whether you are a climber, hiker, skier, or mountaineer. 

The American Alpine Club– Delaware Chapter and Trail Creek Outfitters teamed up for an evening of discovery, exploration, and entertainment.  It was a great night of learning how to advance our winter adventure skills and sipping beer from Victory with our community.

TEQUILA TASTING

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018 5:00-8:00 PM/GLEN MILLS A favorite event! Warm it up inside and out with tequila and cozy Smartwool apparel. When these two come together, it’s always a great party. And this year, it was even bigger at our Glen Mills location! Steve Rogerson, our Smartwool rep and tequila expert, helped us host an informative tequila tasting, and answered all your questions about the Smartwool brand.

All Smartwool merchandise 15% off! Get a free pair of socks with any Smartwool apparel. The first 75 people receive a free shot glass. There is a suggested $5 donation to participate in the tequila tasting to benefit Operation Warm, providing brand new winter coats to children in need.

 

FALL CRAZE

This guy just walked out of Trail Creek with, no joke, $800 worth of awesome TCO clothing and gear!

Duck Head Flashback Friday

TCO/Kennett Square

November 2, 2018, 5-8:00 pm

We celebrated the Return of an Icon – Duck Head Khakis!

It was a throw back to the 1980’s Country Classics days with southern punch, beer, snacks. and great deals on your favorite pants!

And our customer’s enjoyed all this:

• Duck Head apparel @ 15% off. • And one who had an old pair of 1980 Duck Head Pants wore them and to get a new pair for $18.65. (*First 10 people got the $18.65 deal when they wore their old Duck Heads.) • Free T-Shirt with Purchase. • Entered to win a pair of USA Gold Glory Chinos when purchased anything from Duck Head.

 

Salomon Demo Hike

October 28, 2018

Thanks to all of you who came out for the Demo hike at First State National Park!

Our Sunday Salomon hike was a success! We tested out the X Ultra Mid GTX and the Outline Mid GTX because the trail was quite muddy. Everyone found the waterproofing and breathability to be amazing. We went on a ~3mi hike and stopped to talk about the shoes. Our seasoned hiker employee, Clare, also stopped to talk about the 10 essentials to have in every pack whether it’s a 2 mi or 2000 mi pack (extra food, water and the ability to treat more, extra layers like a rain jacket, emergency shelter, light source and backup batteries, fire starter, multitool, sun protection, first aid kit, and a map/compass). In that realm, we had a discussion about how the best line of defense is to be prepared before you start your hike and to know how to use everything in your pack. Gear you don’t know how to use is useless gear.

Ladies Night

Friday, October 5, 2018 5-8 PM Glen Mills Location Celebrating Ladies last night never felt so good… Thank you to all who attended for supporting local #ladiesrock #amazoncantdothis @alexdifelice @ambousema @mountainfancy @katedupont1 Brands that participated and gave lots of FREE clothing and gear: @prana @thenorthface @olukai @patagonia @toadandcoclothing @aventuraclothing @cotopaxi @barbour @arcteryx @keen @mountainhardwear @smithoptics • Prizes included FREE outfits, fleeces, jackets, boots, and a free month at Main Line Fitness.

• First 25 purchases win a $25 CURRIE gift card and goodie bag. • Fashion show at 6:30. • Food and drinks. EVERYONE LEFT A WINNER! 

 

Brands that Give Back

We raised over $12,000 to invest in three local non-profits. They all received a donation, but YOU got to decide how much! Starting August 30th at the kick-off bash and lasting through September 30th, each purchase from a participating Brand that Gives Back earned our customers a token to vote for one of the three, local non-profit organizations: Natural Lands, Brandywine Conservancy, and Stroud Water Research Center. The organizations that received the most tokens by the end of each week was granted $1,200, second organization received $1,000 and third $800. Voting started over every Saturday.  And the totals for the month: Totals include $968, split evenly, from sticker sales and tshirt sales at TCO kick off event Brandywine Conservancy $5,122.67 Natural Lands $4,122.67 Stroud Water Research Center $3,722.67  

Brands that Give Back Bash

August 30, 2018 5:00 – 8:00 PM Glen Mills Store Join us and our favorite Brands that Give Back for an epic party to kick-off our biggest month of giving yet! Come out, eat, drink, win prizes, and support local. • Make custom screen-printed shirts with Patagonia • Play sustainability games with prAna • Meet our The North Face, and TOMS reps • Win some awesome swag or doorprizes from our Brands that Give Back • Learn all about the efforts our three non-profits are making to keep our backyard beautiful! We have raised $12,000 to invest in three local non-profits: Natural Lands, Brandywine Conservancy,and Stroud Water Research Center. They will all receive a donation, but YOU get to decide how much! Starting August 30th at the kick-off bash and lasting through September 30th, each purchase from a participating Brand that Gives Back will earn you a token to vote for one of the three, local non-profit organizations. The organizations that receives the most tokens by the end of each week will be granted $1,200, second will receive $1,000 and third $800. Voting starts over every Saturday so come out and support your cause!

DelaWILD: Celebrating Nature in the First State

August 25, 2018 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Calling all outsiders! Trail Creeks Outfitters is proud to be a supporting partner of Winterthur’s DelaWILD: Celebrating Nature in the First State, the day-long event throwing a spotlight on all of the great organizations in Delaware who are committed to the environment. There were informative lectures, walks and demonstrations, plus, National Geographic previewed a new program for kids. Learn more here.

Backpacker Get Out More Tour

July 12, 2018 6:30-8 PM Glen Mills Location

The renowned outdoor adventure road show, the Get Out More Tour, came to Trail Creek Outfitters Glen Mills!

BACKPACKER Magazine, the authority on outdoor adventure, is proud to present the 18th annual Get Out More Tour.

Thanks to all who came out and joined us at this FREE event presented by Randy Propster, BACKPACKER Magazine’s ambassador and expert in the outdoor industry. Plus, everyone got a chance to win top-notch outdoor gear from the Tour’s incredible sponsors:

Randy spends over 200 days out of the year on the road, pursuing his passions—hiking, backpacking, camping, and outdoor adventure of all kinds. Randy’s expertise, knowledge, and tips + tricks inspire experienced and novice outdoor enthusiasts across the country to get out more.

The interactive 90-minute seminar educated and inspired participants and covered a wide range of topics including:

• Backpacking essentials • The latest in gear and apparel • Living a van life • Survival skills • Trail-tested tips

Father’s Day Contest

Do you have a cool dad?

Thanks to all who came in to Trail Creek and told us about their cool dad.  All responses were entered to win an outfit from Kuhl so Dad can be ready for his next epic adventure….

And the winner of an outfit from KUHL is… Steven!

Looks like your daughter Julia thinks you’re pretty KUHL:

WIN 2 Passes to Firefly + Festival Gear!

Firefly 2018: An Epic Music and camping Experience Congratulations to our winners Josh and Jen Vogel! (picture at right with their new gear.)

Because of the generosity of the Brandywine River Reps, we were once again given an amazing Firefly prize package including 2 Firefly Tickets.

WINNER RECEIVED THE ULTIMATE FESTIVAL TRAVEL KIT:

Eagle Creek: The ultimate festival traveler starter kit. • 2 Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler 60 bags: Carry on size that is just right for your festival needs • 2 Packit Starter kits: To help you organize your stuff • 2 Toiletry kits: For the bathroom needs • 2 bag locks: To secure your bag when not in the tent

ExOfficio: • 2 pr of Sport Mesh Underwear per person: Everyone needs good undies and these are the BEST in the business • 1 Insect shield hoody per person: Keep those pesky bugs off you while you are enjoying the show or hanging at the site • 1 Sol Cool shirt per person: Protecting and cooling you during the hot field shows

Chaco: • 1 pr of Chaco Sandals per person: The ultimate festival footwear. Keep your feet comfortable in rain and sun. Will not come off if you decide to crowd surf.

Fjallraven: • 2 Day packs: keep all your essentials at hand when you are at the show!

PLUS: • 2 Headlamps: Making sure you can see where you are going on the way to the late night silent raves and DJ and EDM shows. • 1 All in one Primus Stove and pot combo: for morning coffee and late night hot chocolate. • 1 Lantern for campsite: for good camp site ambiance.

 

Olukai Rum Tasting Night

June 1, 2018
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

TCO Glen Mills

Cheers to summer months: Live Aloha!

We had a great Friday night living the aloha spirit with @olukai! Thanks to everyone who came out for the rum tasting & try on some great shoes from Olukai.

​prAna Sustainability Night

May 18, 2018
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

TCO Glen Mills 15% off all prAna from 5-8 pm. prAna knows how to do style right. But, did you know your favorite lifestyle brand does sustainability right, too?

prAna uses:

• organic cotton • recycled polyester and wool • renewable hemp • responsible down and fair trade

They are at the forefront of the industry, using sustainable business practices, fair trade, and traceability to help keep the whole industry shifting in the right direction. And we wanted to tell you about it!

Thanks to all of you who joined us for an evening celebrating style with a conscience. We had drinks, treats, games, and giveaways, plus awesome gifts with purchase.

 

Ladies Night Out

Friday, April 20th, 2018 
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

Glen Mills Location

Thank you to all of the amazing women that came out on Friday night to celebrate Ladies Night! We had a blast hanging out with you & can’t wait until the next one! We truly have the best customers! You grabbed your BFF and treated yourselves to some awesome giveaways & discounts, bubbly & sweets.  We showcased some of your favorite brands, spun the wheel and gave away awesome prizes and discounts. EVERYONE LEFT A WINNER! It was a great night!

Participating brands: Prana, The North Face, Toad & Co., Olukai, Rainbow, Kuhl, Mountain Hardwear, Keen, Teva, and more!

 

Extreme Living

An epic journey with the nomadic Kazakh eagle hunters in Western Mongolia Friday, April 13, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Glen Mills Location Local photographer Alessandra Manzotti presented her breathtaking photographs and experiences from her expedition to Western Mongolia to a packed house. Thanks to all who attended! In February, Manzotti and seven other photographers accompanied a Kazakh family on their annual Spring Migration. Every year about 200 families of Kazakh eagle hunters make the arduous five day, 150 km trek through the Altai mountains of Western Mongolia to find better pastures for their herds of horses, camels, goats, sheep, yak and cows. Manzotti immersed herself in the lifestyle, following the herd on foot, averaging about eleven hours of walking per day, and sleeping in traditional tents called gers in frigid weather conditions. Though the journey was challenging, the rewards were simply spectacular.  

Salomon How to Trail Run Workshop

March 10, 2018 10:00 a.m. Granogue, DE Another great day at our How To Trail Run Workshop! These workshops are designed to teach the new and seasoned trail runner essential techniques for the sport to encourage athletes to include trails as part of their playground. A typical clinic will:

  • Start at a trail head and get everyone fitted in their choice of Sense Ride or Speedcross
  • Talk about trail running culture, how and where to find trails, and how to choose a trail shoe
  • Light warm up jog on the trails
  • Teach uphill running and power hiking techniques
  • Teach downhill running technique
  • Catered refreshments and Salomon swag back at the trail head

Salomon shoe fitting, test shoes, and opportunity to purchase. $10 registration fee.  All participants received a $10 off coupon  to use at TCO until April 10, 2018.  

Hip Hip Hooray, We’re Gonna Stay Party

March 9, 2018 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Kennett Square

Thanks to all who joined us as we dug in our heels to make Kennett Square our second home at our We’re staying in Kennett Party!

We enjoyed wine, champagne, food and prAna giveaways. It was a great evening!