Class IV Partners
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
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 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
Peerless Handcuff Companyhttps://www.peerless.net/
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 Canoehttp://www.novacraft.com/
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 Canoehttps://whiterosecanoe.com
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 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 Mainehttps://www.tickmeoffmaine.com/
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 & Tenneyhttps://www.shawandtenney.com/
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 Lifehttps://shop.roguewear.com/
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.
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 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 Gearhttps://www.hyperlitemountaingear.com/
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 Outdoorshttps://www.onionriver.com/
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!
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.
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’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 & Cochranhttps://www.bnctools.com/
Axe making is back in Maine! Our hand-forged traditional Maine wedge pattern camp axes are perfect for your NFCT trip!
Elevating the paddling experience since 1982, Bending Branches is an American manufacturer of lightweight, durable paddles.
Paddling.com 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
Gord’s Corner Store/North Brook Outfitters1156 W. Milan Rd.
West Milan, NH 03588 (603) 449-2236 https://sites.google.com/a/gordscornerstorenorthbrookoutfitters.com/ammo-cabin/
Class IV Partners
Class III Partners
Dollar Island Camp100 Dollar Island
Inlet, NY 13360
Northwest Vermont Rail Trail Councilhttp://business.visitfranklincountyvt.com/list/member/northwest-vermont-rail-trail-council-st-albans-1158
Caplan’s Army Store457 Railroad Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 802-748-3236 http://experiencethenortheastkingdom.com/caplan-s-army-store.html
Hotel Saranac100 Main St.
Saranac Lake, NY 12983 1-518-891-6900 [email protected] https://curiocollection3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/hotel-saranac-curio-collection-by-hilton-SLKSNQQ/index.html?WT.mc_id=zlada0ww1xx2psh3da4ppc5ppc6multibr7_153671336_1003528&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIn8uDovKg5QIVUeWGCh0YOg8-EAAYASAAEgLrmvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Class II Partners
Allagash Wilderness Waterway Foundationhttp://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/details.pl?park_id=2
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens105 Botanical Gardens Dr
Boothbay, Maine 04537 https://www.mainegardens.org/
Butternut Mountain Farm37 Industrial Park Dr
Morrisville, VT 05661 https://butternutmountainfarm.com/