Outdoor sports in Upstate New York?  Pick your game!

This gallery takes a look, at eleven great outdoor sporting goods stores dotting the landscape of Upstate New York from the Hudson Valley to the Adirondacks and Catskills and out through the Finger Lakes and to Western New York.  They have all the equipment and expertise you need to make your next outdoor adventure a great one.

And with winter here, they are all stocked up with skis, ice wall climbing equipment, winter camping gear, and clothing.  Of course, the rest of the year these stores stock only the top names in firearms and ammo, bow and archery accessories, and every imaginable fishing supply any angler could dream up.

When writing this article I was surprised how big the sport of archery has become.  Several places on this list specialize in archery with many products, bows, and services, and some even have indoor all-weather archery ranges.  You will see that one guy on this list, known as "Bullseye Jim," is actually an archery legend with many national shooting titles under his belt.

Clearly, this list is meant as just a tip of the hat to the dozens and dozens of other sporting goods stores around the region.  So if your favorite place for firearms, kayaking equipment, ice wall climbing picks, or fly tying lessons, please give it a shout-out over on our Facebook page.

(Note: We did not mention the big mega-sportmans palaces like Dick's, Cabella's,  Bass Pro Shops, and others, on this list.  We tried to keep it small and independent and as local as possible).

11 Great Outdoor Winter Sports Stores in Upstate New York

Whatever your winter sporting goods needs are, from backpacks to ice wall climbing, these 11 outdoor sporting goods store have the, well, the goods!

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

"Get Your Schnitzel On" at These 11 Great Upstate New York German Restaurants.

August 16 is the day we celebrate bratwurst. Yes, it is a thing to celebrate this favorite sausage item. So we have blown it out to celebrate all German foods with this list of several great German biergartens, brauhauses, breweries, corner bars, butcher, and restaurants.

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio