Drum roll for our very first Top Pick...................Wanderlust Outfitters!!! This is a great little outdoor gear shop that carries more serious brands than you will find at Dicks or Walmart or other chains. If you live in the South Bend area, drive up to St. Jospeh, MI and take a look!
Whenever we feel like we need to get out of South Bend for a while (which is often), one of our favorite places to spend the day adventuring is St. Jospeh, Michigan. Roughly 40 minutes north of South Bend, St. Jospeh is right on the shore of Lake Michigan. It's a cute little town with a main street full of cafes, boutique shops, antique stores, and art galleries.