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.

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.

Class II Partners


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.

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.


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.

Wenonah Canoe

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


Seattle Sports

Seattle Sports produces quality outdoor gear for camp, paddle, car top, travel, and bike activities.

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.

Skratch Labs

Skratch Labs makes sports nutrition designed to help you perform better without offending your gut.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Class V Partners

Madawaska Kanu Centre

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

White Rose Canoe

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

Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters

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

Class IV Partners

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

Class III Partners

Dollar Island Camp

100 Dollar Island
Inlet, NY 13360

Station O’Kataventures

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

Floodwood Mountain Reservation

Placid Waters Kayaking

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

North Country Rivers

36 Main St
Bingham, Maine

Ecopelagicon Nature Store

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

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

46 Wallis Dr
Waitsfield, VT 05673

Appalachian Mountain Club

Northern Waters Outfitters

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

Class II Partners

Woods & Waters Gear Exchange

12 Pleasant St.
Brunswick, ME 04011

Vermont River Conservancy

29 Main Street, Suite 11
Montpelier, VT

Shamrock Motel & Cottages

1055 Deerland Rd
Long Lake, NY 12847

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center

Route 16, PO Box 278
Gorham, NH 03581

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

Moose River Lodge & Motel

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

Paddle Boston

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

Mac’s Canoe Livery

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

St. Regis Canoe Outfitters

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

Jamieson Insurance

Outdoor Gear Exchange

37 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Clearwater Sports

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


Sherman Hollow Organic Farm

Maine Island Trail Association

100 Kensington St, 2nd Floor
Portland, ME 04103

Allagash Wilderness Waterway Foundation

Branon Family Maple Orchards

Adirondack Hotel on Long Lake

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

Kingdom Trails

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