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.


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.


Thule helps you transport anything you care for safely, easily, and in style so you are free to live your active life. We believe in the value of an active life – whether you’re in the city or the great outdoors. With Thule, you’re free to live your active life to the fullest.

Class III Partners

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.

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.

Wenonah Canoe

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

Class II Partners

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.

Nova Craft Canoe

Nova Craft Canoe began in 1970, when we started producing a limited selection of fiberglass canoes in a small-scale, garage-based operation near London, Ontario, Canada. Today, we still build canoes with fiberglass but have also adopted more advanced composite materials including aramid, basalt/Innegra, and carbon fibre.

White Rose Canoe

White Rose Canoe, located in Newbury MA, is a specialty paddling shop uniquely devoted to all things canoe. A resource for canoeists across the Northeast, we focus on folks new to the sport, families with kids, and supporting hard-core expedition types. White Rose Canoe offers a high level of customer service, an extensive demo fleet, a waterfront location and Wenonah, Nova Craft, Merrimack and Grumman canoes.


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.


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.


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.


Tick Me Off Maine

Tick Me Off Maine uses 100% of-the-earth ingredients to make you unappealing to ticks, while maintaining your attractiveness to humans. It is a Maine Registered Tick Repellent.

Shaw & Tenney

Since 1858, Shaw & Tenney has quietly made a name for itself as the leading maker of wooden oars, paddles, spars and boat hooks in the country.

Rogue Wear Life

Rogue Life Maine takes our state’s love for the outdoors and brings it to the masses with its Maine made bags, backpacks and totes and unique designs.

Perfect Storm

Founded in 2008 and inspired by our New England roots, we consider every minute detail that goes into our boots so you can work harder and play longer – in the cold, the wet, and everything muddy and mucky in between.

Pelican Products

Pelican Products is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance protective cases, temperature controlled packaging solutions, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear

Hyperlite Mountain Gear is not about bells and whistles, nonessential features or the latest trending colors. We’re about stripped down, high performance gear that’s been dialed in to meet, in as minimalist a manner as possible, the exacting requirements of the people who use it.

Good To-Go

We strive to offer meals to suit all diets, which is why all of our products are gluten-free, low in sodium, and made with no preservatives. We also offer several vegan and vegetarian options.

Braided River

Braided River is the conservation imprint of Mountaineers Books, an independent nonprofit publisher based in Seattle. Through photography books that lead to multimedia presentations and exhibitions, Braided River works to protect western North America’s remaining public lands.

Blue Ridge Chair Works

Today, Blue Ridge Chair Works sells products around the globe and has been featured on sites such as Men’s JournalUrban OutfittersCanoe and Kayak Magazine, and dozens of prominent outdoor specialty magazines.

Granite Gear

Granite Gear, born in the Boundary Waters and tougher than granite. Granite Gear was born among the placid network of wild waterways etched through the boreal forest that make up the Boundary Waters between Minnesota and Ontario.

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.

Onion River Outdoors

Locally-owned on historic Langdon street in downtown Montpelier – we offer bikes, skis, gear, clothing, and friendly, expert advice for all your hiking, biking, skiing, running, camping, and outdoor adventures!

GSI Outdoors

Our passion is great food in the great outdoors. We adapt the comforts of home for the rigors of your adventures, whether you’re summiting a mountain or setting up on the sidelines of a soccer game.

Advanced Elements

Designed in California, our goal at Advanced Elements is to develop new and unique paddlesports products that enhance our customers’ outdoor experience. Our focus is on designing and manufacturing inflatable kayaks with cutting edge technology and providing excellent customer service.

Equal Exchange

Equal Exchange’s mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate, through our success, the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world.


Chota Outdoor Gear insists on the finest materials and craftsmanship to assure the highest standards of quality. Whether paddling your favorite stream or working on your perfect open loop, you will feel completely in control of the elements in your Chota gear.


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!

Bending Branches

Elevating the paddling experience since 1982, Bending Branches is an American manufacturer of lightweight, durable paddles. is the leading resource for paddlesports information with consumer reviews, launch maps, classifieds, buyers guides, photos, forums and much more all free to use.

Class V Partners

Upper Missisquoi & Trout Rivers Wild & Scenic Committee

2839 VT Route 105
East Berkshire, VT 05447

Gord’s Corner Store/North Brook Outfitters

1156 W. Milan Rd.
West Milan, NH 03588
(603) 449-2236

Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters

541 Lake Flower Ave
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
(800) 491-0414

Bear Rock Adventures

545 Beach Rd
Pittsburgh, New Hampshire

Rise VT

133 Fairfield Street St.
Albans, VT

Atlantic Coastal Kayaker


1894 Harpswell Island Road
Orr's Island, ME 04066

Class IV Partners

American Canoe Association

Kroka Expeditions

767 Forest Rd.
Marlow, New Hampshire

Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company

2855 Route 28
Old Forge, NY 13420
(315) 369-6672

North Country Hospital

189 Prouty Drive
Newport, Vermont

Community National Bank

Swift House Inn

25 Stewart Ln
Middlebury, Vermont

Holloway Automotive Group

Portsmouth, NH 03801
877) 804-8421

The Birches Resort

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

Onion River Outdoors

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

Montgomery Adventures

262 Deep Gibou Road
Montgomery Center, VT 05471
(802) 370-2103

Epic Sports

6 Central St
Bangor , ME 04401
(207) 941-5670

Class III Partners

New Hampshire Fish & Game Department

(603) 788-3164

Dollar Island Camp

100 Dollar Island
Inlet, NY 13360

Station O’Kataventures

2733, Vallée-Missisquoi road
Mansonville, Quebec
888 746-4140

Floodwood Mountain Reservation

Spillover Motel

8258 Carrabassett Rd
Stratton, ME
(207) 246-6571

Placid Waters Kayaking

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

North Country Rivers

36 Main St
Bingham, Maine

Caplan’s Army Store

457 Railroad Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

The Jay Cloud Cyclery

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

Class II Partners

Contoocook River Canoe Company

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

Another Paradise Cove Coffee & Kayak

1265 Main Street
Long Lake , NY 12847

Sherman Hollow Organic Farm

Northeast Whitewater

155 Greenville Road
Shirley Mills, ME 04485

Vermont River Conservancy

29 Main Street, Suite 11
Montpelier, VT

Shamrock Motel & Cottages

1055 Deerland Rd
Long Lake, NY 12847

Little Gnesta

115 Prospect Street
Newport, VT 05855

Vermont Salt Cave Spa

48 Main Street
Montgomery Center, VT
802-326-CAVE (2283)

Pine Cone Snack Bar

1692 E Berkshire Rd
Richford, VT 05476
802) 933-6630

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center

Route 16, PO Box 278
Gorham, NH 03581

Portage Tap House

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

Winona Camps

35 Winona Rd
Bridgton, ME 04009

Raquette River Outfitters

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

Essex House and Tavern

138 Cross St
Island Pond, VT 05846

Ecopelagicon Nature Store

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

Paddle Boston

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

LL Cote

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

Mac’s Canoe Livery

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

Northern Door Inn

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

Northwoods Outfitters

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

Three Mountain Associates


Appalachian Mountain Club

St. Regis Canoe Outfitters

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

Chewonki Foundation

485 Chewonki Neck Rd
Wiscasset, Maine 04578

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

105 Botanical Gardens Dr
Boothbay, Maine 04537

Adventurous Joe Coffee

Down East Magazine

Kittery Trading Post

301 U.S. 1 Route One
Kittery, Maine 03904

Vermont Magazine

Jamieson Insurance

Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum

Maine Huts & Trails – Flagstaff Lake Hut

496C Main Street
Kingfield, ME 04947

Outdoor Gear Exchange

37 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Butternut Mountain Farm

37 Industrial Park Dr
Morrisville, VT 05661

Northern Waters Outfitters

Rte. 26
Errol, NH
(603) 482-3817 /(603) 447-2177

Pines Market

975 Arnold Trail
Eustis, ME 04936
(207) 246-4221

Kingdom Trails

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


Origin Coffee ADK

Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Yankee Magazine

Maine Island Trail Association

100 Kensington St, 2nd Floor
Portland, ME 04103

Memphremagog Watershed Association

PO Box 1071
Derby, VT

Cathedral Pines Campground

Route 27
Eustis, ME 04936
(207) 246-3491

White Wolf Inn

Route 27
Stratton, ME 04982
(207) 246-2922

Nansen Ski Club

Berlin, NH 03570
(603) 752-4916

Umiak Outdoor Outfitters

849 S.Main St
Stowe, VT 05672

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

22 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 287-3821

Moose River Lodge & Motel

Main Street
Jackman, ME 04945
(888) 879-8168

Percy Lodge & Campground

338 Percy Rd
Stark, NH 03582

Adirondack Mountain Club

Branon Family Maple Orchards

New England Nordic Ski Association

Northern Woodlands Magazine

Allagash Tails

Cohos Trails Association

Vermont State Parks

Adirondack Hotel on Long Lake

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

The Abbey Restaurant & Pub

6212 Route 105
Enosburg Falls, VT 05450
(802) 933-4747