New York's Largest Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard Dealer, and Complete Wilderness Outfitter
We've been helping outdoor enthusiasts enjoy nature since 1993. Mountainman is locally owned and staffed by men and women who love the outdoors!
New York's Largest Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard Dealer
We stock over 1,000 boats so that you can always find the perfect canoe, kayak or paddleboard for your paddling needs, experience and budget. And you can try before you buy!
Whether you are going for a short hike, a weekend camping trip, or an extended expedition to the backwoods, we have all the clothing, gear and footwear you’ll need! Our staff will answer your questions and help you choose the right gear for your outing.
With over 3,000 lakes and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, the Adirondack Park is a paddling paradise. Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company is strategically located in the heart it all right on the Moose River at the beginning of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.
Throughout the year, we host numerous special events at Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company for our customers.
These events feature special sales and promotions on Canoes and Kayaks, Paddling Gear, and Outdoor Gear. Paddlesports Industry Representatives are on hand to answer your questions and give lectures and demonstrations. And of course, these events are a great chance to meet fellow paddlers.
Shop for Paddling Accessories, Clothing and Gear at our online store or visit our clearance closeout store on eBay!
You don't have to wait to visit one of our stores to shop! We carry a large selection of paddling accessories, clothing and outdoor gear online.
We have five store in upstate New York to serve you. Click on the links for complete store information and maps.
Old Forge Paddlesports: (315) 369-6672
Old Forge Gear & Clothing (315) 369-2300
Old Forge Rentals & Trips: (315) 369-6670
Saratoga Paddlesports: (518) 584-0600
Saratoga Gear & Clothing: (518) 584-3500
Events Home Page
New York Paddlefest
Paddle for the Cure
MooseFest Whitewater Festival
Area 3rd Party Events
New York Paddlefest
NY Paddlefest Home Page
Test Paddle before you buy!
Paddlefest Fishing Tournaments
Adirondack PedalFest Bike Sale
New York Paddlefest Guide
Get the most out of Paddlefest
Where to Stay
Offering a schedule of both Kids and Adult Kayak Clinics. Sponsored by Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company, WeKanu, and volunteer Paddlesport Instructors certified through the American Canoe Association (ACA)
(1.5-2.0 hours, $24)
Geared toward: Beginners
Are you new to kayaking or have you been paddling for a while, but never had the opportunity to learn proper technique? This course is for you.
We will cover: handling your kayak on shore, entering and exiting the kayak, forward stroke, basic turns, stopping, going backwards, sideway movement, stability, wet exits, and we will demonstrate some assisted rescues.
(2 hours, $24)
Geared toward: Advanced Beginners
Are you a “newish” paddler or one who had been paddling for a while but never had formal instruction? This course will provide you the opportunity to nail down the basics (e.g. forward stroke, sweeps, draws) and then go beyond them to learn new strokes that will let you maneuver with grace and precision.
Observe multiple ways of: 1) getting yourself back in your boat after a capsize, 2) getting other paddlers back into their boats quickly and safely AND 3) getting weak or incapacitated paddlers to shore or a safe area.
10:00am - Quick Start Your Kayak
2:00 pm - Beyond the Basics
10:00am - Quick Start Your Kayak
12 noon - Safety & Rescue Demo
2:00 pm - Beyond the Basics
In these introductory clinics, children will be introduced to the safety and paddling basics: life jackets, getting in and out of a kayak, going forward, backward and easy turns. Then it’s on to the games where learning becomes fun as they will have races, tug of war and obstacle courses.
Foundational skills for the beginner to help you start out right. This session is designed to give the new kayaker exposure to some basic skills and concepts that will help build a strong foundation. We use simple language, examples and experiential techniques to get you on the water and on the right path.
This session is designed to help competent kayak paddlers jump start their season through learning and practicing some great training drills and techniques. We will focus on the integration of Body, Boat and Blade for more effective boat control, effortless maneuvers and efficient travel.
Tandem canoeing is a highly rewarding and satisfying way to experience the outdoors. But many partners struggle to find symmetry and flow. This session will challenge the old ideas of “the stern steers, power in the bow” and equip paddling partners, both novice and experienced with new perspectives, techniques and teamwork.
10:00am - Adult Kayak Clinics (Novice & Advanced)
12 noon - Adult Tandem Canoe Clinic
2:00 pm - Kids Clinic
4:00 pm - Adult Kayak Clinics (Novice & Advanced)
10:00 am - Adult Kayak Clinics
(both Novice and Advanced)
12 noon - Kids Kayak Clinic
2:00 pm - Adult Kayak Clinics (Novice & Advanced)
Instructors: Mike Cavanaugh & Alan Mapes
Quick Start Your Kayak
Beyond the Basics
Safety & Rescue Demonstration
Mike Cavanaugh sits on the NYS Executive Committee for the American Canoe Association and holds an ACA Level 3 Instructor certificate with Adaptive Paddling and Trip Leader endorsements. He also holds a British Canoe Union (BCU) 3 star skills rating, instructs and leads trips for Atlantic Kayak Tours and the Adirondack Mountain Club. Mike is lead instructor for the David Fisher Upper Hudson Heroes, a kayaking program for disabled veterans.
Alan Mapes is an American Canoe Association Level 3 Instructor and a British Canoe Union Level 1 kayak coach. He instructs and guides kayak trips for Atlantic Kayak Tours, Adirondack Mountain Club, Capital District Kayakers Meetup Group and David Fisher Upper Hudson Heroes.
Instructors: Laura and Jeff Liebel
Laura and Jeff are the owners and co-founders of WeKanu, a canoe and kayak paddling school specializing in developing and certifying paddlesport instructors.
Laura Liebel is an ACA Certified Instructor Trainer, in L3 Freestyle Canoe and L2 Touring Kayak.
Jeff Liebel is an ACA Certified Instructor Trainer, in L3 Freestyle Canoe and L2 Touring Kayak.
Jeff and Laura’s firsthand experience of getting their own family outdoors and on the water many years ago has developed into a passion for helping other families, couples and individuals to attain the confidence and skills to have their own outdoor experiences in canoes and kayaks. Through their Wekanu Paddling School, Laura and Jeff have certified and taught paddle sport instructors and camp counselors the skills, techniques and games to engage kids and adults in kayaking and canoeing to hopefully spark a lifelong interest. Laura and Jeff also lead family oriented canoe and kayak outings to introduce others to the great spots to paddle in the Adirondacks and surrounding areas. For fun they engage in Freestyle canoeing, exploring new places to paddle and camp, like the NFCT, but are most proud that all of their 4 children are avid paddlers and campers and two are even ACA certified canoe instructors.
Laura and Jeff Liebel
ACA L3 FreeStyle Canoe Instructor Trainers
ACA L2 Essentials of Kayak Touring Instructor Trainers
ACA L2 Essentials River Canoe and Kayak Instructors
"Promoting Well Being through Canoe and Kayak"
Old Forge Locations
Paddlesports, Outdoor Gear and Rental Store
2855 Route 28, Old Forge, NY 13420
Paddlesports Shop: (315) 369-6672
Moose River Trips & Boat Rentals: (315) 369-6672
Outdoor Gear & Apparel Shop: (315) 369-6672
Saratoga Springs Locations
Saratoga Outdoor Gear & Apparel Shop
490 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Saratoga Paddlesports Shop
251 Staffords Bridge Road on Fish Creek, Saratoga Springs, NY
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