Partners

Class IV Partners

LL Bean

https://www.llbean.com

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

http://www.nrsweb.com

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

http://www.thule.com

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

http://placidboatworks.com/

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

http://northstarcanoes.com

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

http://www.kokatat.com

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

http://www.wenonah.com

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

Class II Partners

Nova Craft Canoe

http://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.

Newbury Kayak & Canoe

https://www.newburykayak.com/

We have the best selection of kayaks, canoes and SUPs on the North Shore, coupled with below MSRP pricing on most brands and personal service unmatched by anyone.  In addition, when you purchase a kayak, canoe or SUP we will give you 10% off all paddling gear you buy at the time of purchase.

Werner Paddles

http://www.wernerpaddles.com

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

http://www.orukayak.com

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

http://www.exped.com

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.

Supporters

Tick Me Off Maine

https://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 & Tenney

https://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 Life

https://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.

Perfect Storm

https://www.perfectstormfootwear.com/

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

https://www.pelican.com/us/en/

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

https://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.

Good To-Go

https://goodto-go.com/

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

https://blueridgechair.com/

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

https://www.lowaboots.com/

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

https://www.mysteryranch.com/

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

https://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!

GSI Outdoors

https://gsioutdoors.com/

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

https://www.advancedelements.com/

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

https://equalexchange.coop/

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

https://www.chotaoutdoorgear.com/

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

http://www.concept2.com/

Concept2, based in Morrisville, Vermont, is the leading manufacturer of world-class racing oars, indoor rowers and the SkiErg.

Brant & Cochran

https://www.bnctools.com/

Axe making is back in Maine! Our hand-forged traditional Maine wedge pattern camp axes are perfect for your NFCT trip!

Bending Branches

http://www.bendingbranches.com

Elevating the paddling experience since 1982, Bending Branches is an American manufacturer of lightweight, durable paddles.

Paddling.com

http://www.paddling.com

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 Outfitters

1156 W. Milan Rd.
West Milan, NH 03588
(603) 449-2236 https://sites.google.com/a/gordscornerstorenorthbrookoutfitters.com/ammo-cabin/

Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters

541 Lake Flower Ave
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
(800) 491-0414 http://www.adirondackoutfitters.com

Bear Rock Adventures

545 Beach Rd
Pittsburgh, New Hampshire
1.866.663.9777 http://www.bearrockadventures.com/

Rise VT

133 Fairfield Street St.
Albans, VT
802-524-8825 http://risevt.com/

Atlantic Coastal Kayaker

http://www.atlanticcoastalkayaker.com/

H2Outfitters

1894 Harpswell Island Road
Orr's Island, ME 04066
207.833.5257 https://www.h2outfitters.com/

Class IV Partners

American Canoe Association

http://www.americancanoe.org/

Kroka Expeditions

767 Forest Rd.
Marlow, New Hampshire
603-835-9087 http://www.kroka.org/page/index.shtml

Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company

2855 Route 28
Old Forge, NY 13420
(315) 369-6672 http://www.mountainmanoutdoors.com

North Country Hospital

189 Prouty Drive
Newport, Vermont
802-334-7331 https://www.northcountryhospital.org/

Community National Bank

https://www.communitynationalbank.com/

Swift House Inn

25 Stewart Ln
Middlebury, Vermont
802-388-9925 http://www.swifthouseinn.com/

The Birches Resort

281 Birches Road
Rockwood, ME 04478
(800) 825-9453 http://www.birches.com

Onion River Outdoors

20 Langdon St
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
(802) 225-6736 https://www.onionriver.com/

Montgomery Adventures

262 Deep Gibou Road
Montgomery Center, VT 05471
(802) 370-2103 http://www.montgomeryadventures.com/

Epic Sports

6 Central St
Bangor , ME 04401
(207) 941-5670 http://www.epicsportsofmaine.com/

Class III Partners

New Hampshire Fish & Game Department

(603) 788-3164 http://www.wildnh.com/

Dollar Island Camp

100 Dollar Island
Inlet, NY 13360

Station O’Kataventures

2733, Vallée-Missisquoi road
Mansonville, Quebec
888 746-4140 http://okataventures.com/en/

Floodwood Mountain Reservation

http://floodwood.org/

Spillover Motel

8258 Carrabassett Rd
Stratton, ME
(207) 246-6571 http://www.spillovermaine.com/index.html

Placid Waters Kayaking

PO Box 242
Lake Clear, NY 12945
(315) 723-9709 www.placidwaterskayaking.com/index.html

North Country Rivers

36 Main St
Bingham, Maine
207-672-4814 https://www.northcountryrivers.com/

Caplan’s Army Store

457 Railroad Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
802-748-3236 http://experiencethenortheastkingdom.com/caplan-s-army-store.html

The Jay Cloud Cyclery

91 N Main St
Montgomery Center, VT 05471
(802) 326-2055 https://www.thejaycloud.com/

Class II Partners

Contoocook River Canoe Company

9 Horse Hill Rd
Concord, NH 03303
(603) 753-9804 http://www.contoocookcanoe.com

Another Paradise Cove Coffee & Kayak

1265 Main Street
Long Lake , NY 12847
518-624-4440

Sherman Hollow Organic Farm

http://www.shermanhollowfarm.com/

Northeast Whitewater

155 Greenville Road
Shirley Mills, ME 04485
888-484-3317 http://www.northeastwhitewater.com

Bert’s Boats

73 Smugglers View Rd
Jeffersonville, VT 05464
802-644-8189 http://www.bertsboats.com/

Vermont River Conservancy

29 Main Street, Suite 11
Montpelier, VT
http://www.vermontriverconservancy.org/

Shamrock Motel & Cottages

1055 Deerland Rd
Long Lake, NY 12847
518-624-3861 http://www.shamrockmotellonglake.com/

Little Gnesta

115 Prospect Street
Newport, VT 05855
802-334-3438 http://www.littlegnesta.com/

Vermont Salt Cave Spa

48 Main Street
Montgomery Center, VT
802-326-CAVE (2283) https://www.vtsaltcaves.com/

Pine Cone Snack Bar

1692 E Berkshire Rd
Richford, VT 05476
802) 933-6630 https://www.facebook.com/pineconesnackbar/

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center

Route 16, PO Box 278
Gorham, NH 03581
603-466-2333 http://www.greatglentrails.com

Portage Tap House

74 Carry Road
Oquossoc, ME 04964
(207) 864-9404 https://www.portagetaphouse.com/

Raquette River Outfitters

1754 State Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
(518) 359-3228 http://www.raquetteriveroutfitters.com

Essex House and Tavern

138 Cross St
Island Pond, VT 05846
802-723-9888 https://essexhouseandtavern.com/

Ecopelagicon Nature Store

7 Pond Street
Rangeley, ME 04970
(207) 864-2771 http://www.ecopelagicon.com/

Paddle Boston

160 Riverview Ave
Waltham, MA
(617) 965-5110 http://www.paddleboston.com/main.php

LL Cote

25 Main St
PO Box 190
Errol, NH 03579
(800) 287-7700 http://www.llcote.com

Mac’s Canoe Livery

5859 State Rte 30
Lake Clear, NY 12945
(518) 891-1176 http://www.macscanoe.com

Northern Door Inn

356 W Main St
Fort Kent, ME 04743
(207) 834-3133 http://www.northerndoorinn.com/

Northwoods Outfitters

5 Lily Bay Road
Greenville, ME 04441
(866) 223-1380 http://maineoutfitter.com

Three Mountain Associates

802-496-5395

Appalachian Mountain Club

https://www.outdoors.org/

St. Regis Canoe Outfitters

73 Dorsey St
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
(888) 775-2925 http://www.canoeoutfitters.com

The Last Resort Cabins and Campground

PO Box 777
Jackman, ME 04945
(207) 668-5091 http://www.lastresortmaine.com/

Chewonki Foundation

485 Chewonki Neck Rd
Wiscasset, Maine 04578
https://chewonki.org/

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

105 Botanical Gardens Dr
Boothbay, Maine 04537
https://www.mainegardens.org/

Adventurous Joe Coffee

http://www.adventurousjoecoffee.com/

Down East Magazine

https://downeast.com/

Kittery Trading Post

301 U.S. 1 Route One
Kittery, Maine 03904
https://www.kitterytradingpost.com/

Vermont Magazine

https://www.vtmag.com/

Jamieson Insurance

https://www.jamiesonins.com/

Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum

https://www.vtssm.org/

Maine Huts & Trails – Flagstaff Lake Hut

496C Main Street
Kingfield, ME 04947
207-265-2400 https://mainehuts.org/

Outdoor Gear Exchange

37 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401
888-547-4327 http://gearx.com/index.html

Butternut Mountain Farm

37 Industrial Park Dr
Morrisville, VT 05661
https://butternutmountainfarm.com/

Northern Waters Outfitters

Rte. 26
Errol, NH
(603) 482-3817 /(603) 447-2177 http://www.beoutside.com/

Pines Market

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

Kingdom Trails

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

Supporters

Origin Coffee ADK

77 MAIN STREET
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
http://www.origincoffeeadk.com/

Yankee Magazine

yankeemagazine.com

Maine Island Trail Association

100 Kensington St, 2nd Floor
Portland, ME 04103
207-761-8225 https://mita.org/

Memphremagog Watershed Association

PO Box 1071
Derby, VT
802-487-0160 http://memphremagogwatershedassociation.com/en/

Cathedral Pines Campground

Route 27
Eustis, ME 04936
(207) 246-3491 http://www.gopinescamping.com/

White Wolf Inn

Route 27
Stratton, ME 04982
(207) 246-2922 http://www.thewhitewolfinn.com/

Nansen Ski Club

Rte.16
Berlin, NH 03570
(603) 752-4916 http://skinansen.com/

Umiak Outdoor Outfitters

849 S.Main St
Stowe, VT 05672
802-253-2317 www.umiak.com

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

22 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 287-3821 http://www.state.me.us/doc/parks/

Moose River Lodge & Motel

Main Street
Jackman, ME 04945
(888) 879-8168 http://www.mooservrlodge.com

Percy Lodge & Campground

338 Percy Rd
Stark, NH 03582
603-636-1662 http://percylodgeandcampground.com/

Adirondack Mountain Club

https://www.adk.org/

Branon Family Maple Orchards

https://www.branonmaple.com/

New England Nordic Ski Association

https://nensa.net/

Northern Woodlands Magazine

https://northernwoodlands.org/

Allagash Tails

Cohos Trails Association

https://www.cohostrail.org/

Vermont State Parks

https://vtstateparks.com/

Adirondack Hotel on Long Lake

1245 Main Street, Route 30N
Long Lake, NY 12847-0355
(518) 624-4700 http://www.adirondackhotel.com

Adirondack Motel

248 Lake Flower Drive
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
(800)416-0117 http://www.adirondackmotel.com/

The Abbey Restaurant & Pub

6212 Route 105
Enosburg Falls, VT 05450
(802) 933-4747 www.abbeygroup.net