Bear Mountain Outfitters

Categories: Unique Shops, Outdoor Outfitters, Clothing & Apparel, All Things Outdoors


  • Locally owned and operated since 1997 & expanded their store in 2005
  • Friendly local staff offer their exert advice on your outfitting needs
  • Wide variety of Women & Men's clothing, footwear and more
  • Pet Friendly gear
  • Top Brands Offered:  Merrell, Marmot, Woolrich, Earth, Toms, Five Fingers, Teva, Aetrex Digital Foot Scan System, Lole and more

From the Owner

Welcome to Bear Mountain Outfitters in beautiful and historic downtown Highlands, NC.  Our store started in 1997 and has since expanded into Highlands' biggest outfitting store, providing outdoor gear and expert advice for your entire family, including Fido!

We offer a wide variety of women and men's clothing, apparel and footwear.  
Clothing selections from some of the best brands in outdoor wear, including:  Merrell, Marmot, Woolrich, Lole, Highlands Branded Apparel and more.
Our footwear section offers a wide variety of styles and colors for your individual needs, including brands from:  Merrell, Vibram Five Fingers, Teva, Aetrex Digital Foot Scan System, Toms, Earth Footwear and many more.

Come on in and experience Highlands shopping at it's best with "Bear Mountain Outfitters."  Once you experience our friendly staff and wonderful selection, you'll be glad you stopped in!

The Local Scoop

Wow, what a great selection of footwear!!!  We highly recommend Bear Mountain Outfitters due to their selection, experience (and most of all) FRIENDLY staff!  You will be delighted to find the top brands of footwear, from casual street wear to the most active outdoor offerings.
Oh! Almost forgot, they have an awesome selection of 'Highlands Branded Apparel,' so you can take souvenirs back to friends and family.

The Local Directions

Conveniently located on Main Street in downtown Highlands, NC.  Driving into Highlands from U.S. Highway 64 East (from Franklin), you can't miss them on the left hand side corner as you work your way down the main downtown stretch.

If coming in from Cashiers, NC on U.S. Highway 64 West, you'll need to take a right onto Main Street once you make it into town.  Drive all the way down Main Street and you can't miss them on your right hand side and on the corner.
TIP:  Look for the green 'awning' with white lettering for, 'Bear Mountain Outfitters,' as well as the 'castle-like' spire that is part of the storefront.  

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Contact Info
(828) 526.5784
35.0533734, -83.1990378
302 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741 
Macon County
Hours of Operation
Friday & Saturday