Our Story:

Over 50 years ago John and Sidney Maxwell founded a company called The Ski Hut, in Wilton Center, as a way to share their family's  passion for skiing with the community. In 1983 their son, Jack Maxwell changed our name to Outdoor Sports Center, and moved us to 80 Danbury Road in Wilton. The name and location change was part Jack's dream to share his enthusiasm and philosophy; to help grow and nurture respect for the outdoors by using it as our playground. Today, we are still 100% family owned, many of our staff have been with us for 15 years or more, and we are proud to have customers that can recall our "Ski Hut" heritage.

Our commitment remains to promote a friendly and knowledgeable community, to provide only the best gear and service, and to always promote awareness of outdoor resources through their use as a playground. 

Trails in Motion at FTC


Get inspired to get out on your bike this summer, with the next film in our Adventure Film Series: Trails in Motion, Mountain Bike Film Festival. 

About the Film:   Ever wondered what it would be like to just ride off into the sunset, to discover an unknown part of who you are and what makes you tick as a rider? The inaugural Trails In Motion Mountain Bike Film Festival features a selection of 11 films that encapsulate our connection to the bicycle and more importantly what it means to us to get out and explore the world's endless network of trails in search of exciting new frontiers. Join like-minder riders and adventure enthusiasts for 2 hours of inspirational film content and MTB-related activities.

Showing in StageOne at the Fairfield Theatre Company on June 27th at 7:30 PM.
Buy tickets ahead for $10 General Admission or at the door for $12 day of. Here


The Perfect Gift for Father's Day


Who loves new gear more than dad? We have so much for him to be excited from our favorite brands this Father's Day.  Whether he is planning your next camping trip or enjoys spending Sundays out on the water, we have something for every man in your life.  


Our Demo Pond


Outdoor Sports Center has a demo pond where you can paddle any kayak, canoe or SUP that we have in stock! If you aren't sure which boat to buy, our demo pond gives you the ability to test out a few different models and see which one fits you best. Less than 5 minutes from our store, you can be out on the water in no time at all. Test paddles and accessories as well! Call or stop by to make an appointment at our pond; it is available for use any day of the week, during store hours. 

Our demo pond is now officially open for the season! Call or come in to make an appointment and test out any boat!


Bike Service Pick-up and Delivery


Let us take the hassle out of bike repairs. Schedule a time for us to pick up your bike right from your home and then deliver it back to you as good as new. A faster and more convenient service than ever before and the best part is our delivery service comes to you at no additional cost. Call today to book an appointment: (203) 762-8797


The Bicycle Commute


Our state is known for having beautiful back roads, as well as paved trails in the woods and coastal views. Instead of sitting on a slow-moving highway, you could take advantage of these opportunities to take a beautiful bike ride to the office! This year, Bike to Work Day is May 19th, but the entire week of May 15th-19th is Bike to Work Week. Biking to work helps the planet by saving fuel, and the health benefits are endless, giving you increased energy and allowing you to get your workout in while you commute. Your first ride to work might seem a little daunting, but biking to work is easier than you think. We have compiled a list of common questions, with feedback from members of our staff who regularly commute via bike!



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