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L.L. Bean, Inc. is a leading developer and retailer of quality outdoor gear and apparel. Founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean, the company began as a one-room operation selling a single product, the Maine Hunting Shoe. While its business has grown substantially, the company remains committed to the same honest principles upon which it was built – a focus on the customer, continuous product improvement, respect for people, wildlife and our natural resources and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. L.L.Bean is proud to sponsor conservation organizations that ensure quality outdoor experiences and help people enjoy the outdoors in a responsible manner.
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100% employee-owned 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. For our own health and happiness as human beings, and ultimately for the respect and care we then give to the world around us. Whatever your passion, whatever your pursuit. Wherever you’re going, whatever you’re bringing. With Thule, you’re free to live your active life to the fullest.
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.
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Hornbeck designs, builds and sells double-paddle ultralight custom pack canoes. Their Lost Pond Boats are ideal for a wide range of paddling. You can enjoy the lightness of our boats as you portage to a motorless lake or simply carry from your car to a favorite pond.
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.
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
For decades, Garmin has pioneered GPS navigation, wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. The all-new inReach offers two-way messaging, SOS alerting and navigation anywhere in the world.
Peerless Handcuff Companyhttps://www.peerless.net/
Now in its fourth generation, Peerless Handcuff Company remains a family business committed to producing the finest restraints available. These products are used by law enforcement, correction and military agencies throughout the US and abroad.
Patagonia is a designer of outdoor clothing and gear for the silent sports: paddling, climbing, surfing, skiing and snowboarding, fly fishing, and trail running.
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. to learn more visit http://www.wernerpaddles.com/about/healthy-waters
The Mountaineers Bookshttp://www.mountaineersbooks.org
The Mountaineers Books is the nonprofit publishing arm of the nearly 100-year-old Mountaineers Club. With more than 500 outdoor titles in print, the Mountaineers Books produces guidebooks, instructionals, adventure narratives and conservation books. The publishers’ mission is to lead readers to the pleasures and lessons of the great outdoors, helping them bond with wild places and encouraging stewardship of our natural environment.
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.
Alite Designs is a small team of designers and outdoor lovers who have BIG ambitions to get more people to go outside. We believe that time spent out in nature greatly enriches life and that the outdoors belongs to EVERYONE.
Finest wooden touring and whitewater paddles. Semi-custom to full custom, they can do it all.
Pelican International is the world’s leading manufacturer of plastic boats, producing leisure and fishing kayaks, SUPs, canoes and winter toys.
REI is an outdoor retail co-op dedicated to inspiring, educating and outfitting its more than 3 million active members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure. Founded in 1938 by a group of Pacific Northwest mountaineers seeking quality equipment, REI operates retail stores nationwide, two online stores — REI.com and REI-OUTLET.com — and an adventure travel company, REI Adventures.
Granite Gear’s gear is truly tougher than granite and matches purpose with weight, comfort and durability.
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.
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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