Class V Partners


We are a Quebec-based, family-owned paddling company and have been for 25 years. What
started from a passionate desire to create the perfect canoe to safely guide paddlers on rivers and
wilderness canoe trips has expanded its base to also offers boats for recreational, whitewater,
touring, hunting, and fishing.

All boats are constructed utilizing T-Formex, a high-tech ABS plastic laminate, specially designed
for canoes. The perfect blend of performance, light weight and durability will allow a lifetime of
maintenance free paddling.

Whichever adventure awaits you on the water… we thank you for taking us along with you.


NRS is the world’s leading manufacturer of paddlesports apparel and accessories. Founded in 1972 in a college professor’s garage, NRS has become a major force in the outdoor industry, inspiring and equipping countless anglers and paddlers in the U.S. and around the world from its headquarters in Moscow, Idaho.

Class IV Partners


Top-brand gear, clothing—and outdoor adventures! Plus rentals, classes, events, expert advice and more. Visit REI Co-op online and in-store.

LL Bean

L.L. Bean, Inc. is a leading developer and retailer of quality outdoor gear and apparel. L.L. Bean is proud to sponsor conservation organizations that ensure quality outdoor experiences and help people enjoy the outdoors in a responsible manner.

Class III Partners

Current Designs

Current Designs Kayak manufactures the finest sea kayaks, recreational kayaks and touring kayaks.

Oru Kayak

Oru Kayak designs high-performance, folding kayaks for all types of paddlers. Oru kayaks are easy to transport and store, letting you explore like never before.

Northstar Canoes

Northstar Canoes was born of obsession. Founder Ted Bell’s love of canoeing spans decades, continents and companies. A former champion racer and builder extraordinaire, Ted knows precisely what makes an enthusiast’s heart pound. Today, after a 6-year hiatus, he’s back to producing the finest composite canoes ever made.


Kokatat is the leading watersports wear manufacturer with a comprehensive line of technical paddling apparel. Our products are designed by paddlers for paddlers to meet the most challenging weather and water conditions. You’ll find a rich history of innovation, expedition field-testing, outstanding customer service and quality control behind every Kokatat product.


Exped means expedition equipment, and through ingenious simplicity and innovation, Exped gear maximizes the users outdoor experience. Exped is based in Zurich, Switzerland with a subsidiary in Seattle.

Class II Partners

Dak Bar
Real food energy bars, handcrafted in the Adirondacks. 100% natural. 1% Wild. Protecting the wild places we love to play in, one bite at a time.


NaviTour is your go-to resource for guided tours and experiences in Maine. Explore any of Maine’s eight regions and choose from over 30 interest categories.

Hornbeck Boats

The lightest boat in the woods, Hornbeck Boats designs, builds and sells double-paddle ultralight custom pack canoes.

Peerless Handcuff Company

Setting the Standard since 1914.  Peerless® Handcuff Company was established in 1914 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Over 100 years later, the classic swing through design of the original Peerless handcuff, continues to be the industry standard.

Placid Boatworks

We build ultralight canoes and efficient human powered watercraft in the cleanest manner possible that help people of all ages and physical abilities enjoy the great outdoors here in the Adirondacks and throughout the world.

Werner Paddles

Werner Paddles is the leading manufacturer of high quality kayak and canoe paddles, offering great performance and value at several price points. NFCT is proud to receive support from Werner through their Healthy Waters Initiative.

Wenonah Canoe

Wenonah uses Kevlar, Royalex and other advanced materials to build light, tough, responsive canoes to satisfy the most demanding wilderness travelers.


Tait Canoe

Handmade cedar strip canoes by Trevor Tait – all canoe designs are original and have been developed from years of paddling in the Adirondacks.

Mountaineers Books

Mountaineers Books is an independent, nonprofit publisher of award-winning outdoor recreation, lifestyle, and conservation books since 1960.

Kittery Trading Post

Outfitting people for the great outdoors since 1938.

Lowa Boots

Since 1923, LOWA has earned a reputation for crafting premium outdoor boots and shoes that blend outstanding quality and fit through innovative design and proprietary technology.

Mystery Ranch

With over four decades of design and manufacturing experience – coupled with simultaneous in-the-field testing and real-world hammering – we’ve learned a thing or two about load transfer, active framing and the importance of using only the most top-shelf materials.


Concept2, based in Morrisville, Vermont, is the leading manufacturer of world-class racing oars, indoor rowers and the SkiErg.

Brant & Cochran

Axe making is back in Maine! Our hand-forged traditional Maine wedge pattern camp axes are perfect for your NFCT trip!

Class V Partners

Long Lake Lions Club

1245 Main St
Long Lake, NY

Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters

8 Church St
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Mac’s Canoe Livery

5859 State Rte 30
Lake Clear, NY 12945
(518) 891-1176

Hotel Saranac

100 Main St.
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

White Rose Canoe

291 High Road
Newbury, Massachusetts 01951
(978) 465-0312

Madawaska Kanu Centre

247 River Road
Barry's Bay, Ontario K0J 1B0
(888) 652 5268

Adirondack Experience

9097 State Rte 30
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
(518) 352-7311

Adirondack Watershed Institute

Routes 86 & 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970

Ampersand Bay Resort

31 Bayside Dr
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Long Lake Recreation

1130 Deerland Rd
Long Lake, NY 12847
(518) 624-3077

Old Forge Town of Webb

3140 New York 28
Old Forge, NY 13420

ROOST (Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism)

2608 Main St
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Class IV Partners

Onion River Outdoors

20 Langdon St
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
(802) 225-6736

Mahoosuc Guide Service

1513 Bear River Rd
Newry, ME 04261

NorthCountry Federal Credit Union


Water’s Edge Inn

3188 State Route 28
Old Forge, NY 13420
(315) 369-2484

Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce

193 River Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
(518) 891-1990

Paul Smith’s College

7777 NY-30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970

Adventure Bound

1094 US Route 201
Cartunk, ME 04925

Adirondack Bank

185 Genesee St Ste 1000
Utica, NY 13501
(877) 404-2265

The Birches Resort

281 Birches Road
Rockwood, ME 04478
(800) 825-9453

Contoocook River Canoe Company

9 Horse Hill Rd
Concord, NH 03303
(603) 753-9804

Adirondack Hotel on Long Lake

1245 Main Street, Route 30N
Long Lake, NY 12847-0355
(518) 624-4700

Raquette River Outfitters

1754 State Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
(518) 359-3228

St. Regis Canoe Outfitters

73 Dorsey St
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
(888) 775-2925

Rangeley Adventure Company

7 Pond Street
Rangeley, ME 04970
(207) 864-2771

Community National Bank

Class III Partners

Fountain Square Outfitters

1 Ridge St
Glens Falls, NY 12801
(518) 932-8355

Zone 3 Landscape Nursery

275 NY-28
Inlet, NY
(315) 357-6337

The Wild Center – Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks

45 Museum Dr.
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
(518) 359-7800

Stewart’s Shops

Raquette River Brewing

11 Balsam St
Tupper Lake, NY
(518) 359-5219

Northwestern Medical Center

133 Fairfield St
St Albans City, VT
(802) 524-5911

Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness

Lake Clear Lodge

6319 NY-30
Lake Clear, NY
(518) 891-1489

North Country Rivers

36 Main St
Bingham, Maine

Woods & Waters Gear Exchange

12 Pleasant St.
Brunswick, ME 04011

Northern Waters Outfitters

29 Upton Rd
Errol, NH 03579
(603) 482-3817

Portage Tap House

74 Carry Road
Oquossoc, ME 04964
(207) 864-9404

Outdoor Gear Exchange

37 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Northern Door Inn

356 W Main St
Fort Kent, ME 04743
(207) 834-3133

Dollar Island Camp

100 Dollar Island
Inlet, NY 13360

Northwoods Outfitters

5 Lily Bay Road
Greenville, ME 04441
(866) 223-1380

Placid Waters Kayaking

PO Box 242
Lake Clear, NY 12945
(315) 723-9709

Northeast Whitewater

155 Greenville Road
Shirley Mills, ME 04485

Appalachian Mountain Club

Three Mountain Associates

46 Wallis Dr
Waitsfield, VT 05673

Class II Partners

Down East Magazine

Nick Leadley Nature Photography

2467 Main St
Rangeley, ME 04970
(207) 670-8427

Winter Center for Indigenous Traditions

Shaheen’s Adirondack Inn

314 Park St
Tupper Lake, NY 12986

Maine Audobon

20 Gilsland Farm Rd
Falmouth, ME 04105

Canoeist Co.

4412 Main Street. #1
Waitsfield, VT 05673

Clearwater Sports

4147 Main St
Waitsfield, VT 05673
(802) 496-2708

Winona Camps

35 Winona Rd
Bridgton, ME 04009

Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum

1 S Main St
Stowe, VT
(802) 253-9911

The Jay Cloud Cyclery

91 N Main St
Montgomery Center, VT 05471
(802) 326-2055

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

105 Botanical Gardens Dr
Boothbay, Maine 04537

Chewonki Foundation

485 Chewonki Neck Rd
Wiscasset, Maine 04578

Butternut Mountain Farm

37 Industrial Park Dr
Morrisville, VT 05661

Moose River Lodge & Tavern

581 Main Street
Jackman, ME 04945

Shamrock Motel & Cottages

1055 Deerland Rd
Long Lake, NY 12847

Umiak Outdoor Outfitters

849 S.Main St
Stowe, VT 05672

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center

1 Mount Washington Auto Rd
Gorham, NH 03581

Paddle Boston

160 Riverview Ave
Waltham, MA
(617) 965-5110

LL Cote

25 Main St
PO Box 190
Errol, NH 03579
(800) 287-7700


Adirondack Mountain Club

Kingdom Trails

114 Burke Green Rd
East Burke, VT 05832
(802) 626-0737

Maine Island Trail Association

100 Kensington St, 2nd Floor
Portland, ME 04103

Sherman Hollow Organic Farm

Origin Coffee ADK

Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Biodiversity Research Institute

Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation

New England Ski Museum

Ole’s Cross Country Ski Center

Rangeley Lakes Trails Center

524 Saddleback Mountain Rd
Rangeley, ME 04970
(207) 864-4309

Keazer Farm Bed and Breakfast

11 Harvey Swell Rd.
Colebrook, NH 03576
(603) 237-8058