founded, built, and loved by cofounders, Brian havertine & ed camelli

In 1983, two very green young guys had a dream. We wanted to open a store that would be the next L. L. Bean or Orvis.


With lots of help from friends and family, along with taking many risks and putting in the physical labor, they were able to open Country Classics on March 23rd of that year.


What started from very humble beginnings with very little inventory, the store grew slowly but steadily. Originally offering primarily hunting and fishing themed merchandise, everything changed when Brian and Ed moved their store into the newly built Glen Eagle Shopping Center.


A lot of soul searching took place during this move, but one thing they both agreed upon was the desire to become the best outdoor store in the area. Then, Trail Creek Outfitters was officially born.


Brian and Ed committed to offering exceptional customer service, and offering only the best clothing and gear from the top outdoor clothing companies. Pairing those standards with the desire to give back to the community as often as possible, Trail Creek continues to thrive, while always looking for more and more ways to improve.



Nearly four decades later, Trail Creek's family has grown and changed tremendously, while continuing to prioritize our shared love for community, family, and the outdoors. In fact, in 2017 we opened a second location right in Kennett Square! However, in Fall 2019, we tragically lost our co-founder Brian Havertine, and had to forge a new path ahead with out one of our truly irreplaceable and deeply loved leaders. Brian's wife, Joanne, has since stepped into his place beside Ed, further uniting the Trail Creek staff, and launching us into a new generation.


As a staff, we all are constantly getting outdoors to experience the world around us, and of course to try out our top of the line gear! In 2019, we organized a trip to Patagonia for customers to partake in, and we are regularly scheduling events, hikes, runs, and other activities meant to inspire and excite our senses. We welcome you all to come on in and tell us about your upcoming adventures, and to let us help you find the right apparel, shoes, tent, cooler, Hydro Flask that will make them all that much better!


Meet Ed!
Our fearless leader and co-founder. He is here ALL THE TIME. Doing it all!
Meet Hannah!
Hannah has one job. To keep everyone entertained! She's a professional. And she never works Sundays.
Meet Joanne (and Alex)!
Our favorite person and one of our co-owners. She's usually in the back hammering out numbers and giving us all life advice.
Meet Michelle!
Our fashion guru! She will get you outfitted for any occasion, and you will look amazing!
Meet David!
David is our staff manager, and he is the leader of the floor. Want to know anything about anything we carry? Ask David!
Meet Jackie!
Our resident potter, and resident receiver! She knows what we have and when it's coming. She's THE boss.
Meet John!
Our gear master! Whether you want to know about hiking poles, a headlamp, or a wallet, he knows it all.
Meet Jess!
She does it all. She's our merchandiser, the manager of the Kennett store, and our artist! She does it all, and she does it well.
Meet Sharon!
You'll mostly find her at the Kennett Square store. She's feisty, she's sharp, and she's a beast on the trails!
Meet Kathy!
Meet Kathy!
Meet Sue!
Sue has been a part of the Trail Creek family since the beginning! She knows it all.
Meet Will!
Our tech wizard! You'll find Will (probably barefoot), and helping whoever needs help, whether it's Ed, or a customer! He knows it all, and he knows how to do it with a smile.
Meet Kerry!
Our very fierce outdoor fanatic! She knows all there is to know about every sock, and every piece of gear. Ask her what you might need for your next adventure, and she'll set you up for success.
Meet Jackson!
The friendliest of all. He wants to talk about trips, bikes, rocks, and gear. Ask him anything!
Meet Pete!
The most charming, and the most accommodating. He will brighten anyone's day!
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487 W Chester Pike

Glen Mills, PA 19342

(610) 558-4006

Mon - Wed 10am - 6pm

Thurs - Fri 10am - 8pm

Saturday 10am - 6pm

Sunday 11am - 5pm

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120 W State Street

Kennett Square, PA 19348

(484) 731-4968


Wed - Sat 10am - 5:30pm

Sunday 11am - 4pm