Class V Partners

LL Bean

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.

Class IV Partners


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

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.

Class III Partners

Hornbeck Boats

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.

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.


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 Company

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

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

The Mountaineers Books

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.

Sea-Lect Designs

As a division of marine hardware manufacturer Sea-Dog Corporation, one of SEA-LECT Designs’ focal points is producing high performance hardware and repair accessories through partnerships between customers and our internal design team.


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.

Mitchell Paddles

Finest wooden touring and whitewater paddles. Semi-custom to full custom, they can do it all.

Pelican Intl

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 — and — and an adventure travel company, REI Adventures.

Granite Gear

Granite Gear’s gear is truly tougher than granite and matches purpose with weight, comfort and durability.

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.

Wenonah Canoe

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

Class V Partners

Vermont River Conservancy

29 Main Street, Suite 11
Montpelier, VT

Mahoosuc Outdoors

308 Milan Road, Rte. 16 Milan, NH03588
Milan, NH 03588
(603) 449- 6646

Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company

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

Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters

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

Rise VT

133 Fairfield Street St.
Albans, VT

Atlantic Coastal Kayaker


1894 Harpswell Island Road
Orr's Island, ME 04066

Class IV Partners

Contoocook River Canoe Company

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

American Canoe Association

North Country Hospital

189 Prouty Drive
Newport, Vermont

Community National Bank

Swift House Inn

25 Stewart Ln
Middlebury, Vermont

Charles River Canoe & Kayak

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

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

Spillover Motel

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

Just Add Water Floating Camps

274 Shore Rd
Oquossoc, Maine
(443) 852-1125

Kroka Expeditions

767 Forest Rd.
Marlow, New Hampshire

North Country Rivers

36 Main St
Bingham, Maine

Bear Rock Adventures

545 Beach Rd
Pittsburgh, New Hampshire

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

Another Paradise Cove Coffee & Kayak

1265 Main Street
Long Lake , NY 12847

Northeast Whitewater

155 Greenville Road
Shirley Mills, ME 04485

Bert’s Boats

73 Smugglers View Rd
Jeffersonville, VT 05464

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)

Placid Waters Kayaking

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

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

Raquette River Outfitters – Tupper Lake

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

Essex House and Tavern

138 Cross St
Island Pond, VT 05846

Mac’s Canoe Livery

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

Adirondack Mountain Club

Northern Door Inn

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

Three Mountain Associates


St. Regis Canoe Outfitters

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

The Last Resort Cabins and Campground

PO Box 777
Jackman, ME 04945
(207) 668-5091

Adventurous Joe Coffee

Maine Huts & Trails – Flagstaff Lake Hut

496C Main Street
Kingfield, ME 04947

Kingdom Trails

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


Sherman Hollow Organic Farm

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

Nansen Ski Club

Berlin, NH 03570
(603) 752-4916

Umiak Outdoor Outfitters

849 S.Main St
Stowe, VT 05672

Percy Lodge & Campground

338 Percy Rd
Stark, NH 03582

Ecopelagicon Nature Store

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

Northwoods Outfitters

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

Appalachian Mountain Club

Adirondack Motel

248 Lake Flower Drive
Saranac Lake, NY 12983