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.
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
What makes Mountainman such a favorite place to shop for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels and interests, besides our great selection, is the people who work here. Every member of our team loves getting outdoors and paddling, hiking, snowshoeing, and just having fun! We bring this enthusiasm with us into our stores and love to help our customers find the right gear. We try to take the time to listen to our customers, answer their questions, and help get them outdoors comfortably and safely!
Twenty-four years ago a dream started in an abandoned pizza shack in the tiny Adirondack village of Inlet, New York.ﾠ A handful of canoes and a modest collection of packs, tents, bags and hiking boots was all there was outside of a prayer that someone would find it and help make that dream a reality. Now Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company is New York's largest canoe, kayak and SUP dealer and one of the best known independently owned outdoor shops in the northeast.
Founder and president John Nemjo hasn't stopped living that dream of delivering quality outdoor products to consumers who want something more than just big box store prices. He has striven to deliver service and unmatched selection in all of his stores. ﾠToday, Mountainman operates five distinct outdoor specialty and paddling shops in Old Forge and in Saratoga Springs, NY.ﾠ His staff is second to none in customer service and his locations make it convenient for millions of people to shop easily in preparation for their trips into the wilderness.
Will Crimmins, Old Forge Paddlesports
Will Crimmins manages the Old Forge Paddlesports store. He has proven to be an expert in the paddlesports industry on and off the water.ﾠ We are not sure why this "interesting" looking waterman has been pictured in Industry product catalogs and Paddle magazines, but we know one thing is certain, he knows paddling. Will prides himself on his ability to relate to the specific needs and challenges facing any paddler. Be it working on the sales floor or taking a lesson from this accomplished paddlesports instructor, you are sure to find the technical knowledge you need for your next on water adventure.
Not only is Will a wealth of paddlesports information but he also spent time working for Yakima Products as their East Coast Marketing and Sales Rep so he is sure to know the best transport solutions for canoes, kayaks and SUPs.
Will now shares his focus and dreams with his wife Megan and their two children, who support and motivate him to be successful in all aspects of his life. He, in return, tries to stay committed to not breaking any more dinner dates while fighting the temptation to paddle some of the steepest creeks in the Northeast.
Mike Schoen, Old Forge Gear & Apparel, Rentals
Mike was born in Sarasota, Florida, but moved to the Adirondacks in his early teens. He graduated from the Town of Webb High School and Morrisville State University with a Business Administration Degree.
He enjoys Kayak Fishing, Ice Fishing, Fly Fishing and Hiking. He knows the Adirondack honey-holes like the back of his hand. He's fished all his life and is happy to share his experience with customers. Don't expect him to give away the secret spots, though.
Mike has been a staff member at Mountainman since 2000, and now is the Old Forge Gear Shop and Rental Shop Manager. He has an amazing girlfriend and beautiful little girl, and they enjoy the quiet life in our small Adirondack Mountain Town.
Michael Lippacher, Old Forge
Mike was born to a family that enjoyed outdoor activities. An early introduction to hiking, camping, bird watching and other activities kept Mike interested in nature and outdoor recreation. Parental wisdom led to many weeks at summer camps for children. All of this exposure resulted in Mike choosing to seek higher education in forestry so that he could work in the environment he came to feel at home in.
Employment has been widely varied for Mike including serving the State of New York as Forestry Technician, Wilderness Park Ranger, and Campground Assistant Manager. Positions in private forestry such as forester and arborist were enjoyed also.
Mike has traveled to many of the United States and parts of Canada, often in pursuit of new adventures. As for adventures, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, skiing and skating are activities that Mike regularly participates in.
Joseph Vidarte started his paddling career as a guide in North Carolina in the Outer Banks, then to St. John Virgin Islands where he led 5 day expeditions. After leaving the islands he traveled to Jackson, WY to continue his outdoor career has a ski instructor. Joseph left and finally made his way to upstate NY to manage and open the Mountainman paddleshop in Saratoga Springs for 2 seasons. He then became the Werner Paddle rep in the Northeast for 2 years and after getting a taste for the road he made his way back to Mountainman and now manages the Gear store and Paddlesports store locations in Saratoga Springs. Joseph is an avid paddler, skier, climber, hiker, and all around outdoor enthusiast and loves spending his days off in the Adirondacks or heading to the the NE coast to continue his true passion-surfing!
From the cornfields of Lewis County to the mountains of the Adirondacks, Monique Juliette Masters has always loved the outdoors. And working at Mountainman suits her passion for being outside and on the go. You can find her skiing, hiking, camping and out on the Adirondack lakes during all seasons of the year. Her infectious smile and outgoing personality make her a lively spirit on our team and she is always keeping everyone on their toes with her quick sense of humor.
With years of Outdoor experience, both in the mountains and on the water, and a former NYS Licensed Guide. Gerry grew up in the Northern Adirondacks. After a stint in the Navy , returned to his beloved Adirondacks and has pursued his passion for the outdoors. Since his "retirement" from NY State Civil Service, he has pursued that passion by sharing it with others by working in the Outdoor Retail world. Gerry came to Mountainman in the Spring of 2015 and is presently working at our Downtown Saratoga Springs and Fish Creek Paddlesports Shops. He resides in Ballston Spa with his wife of 35 years, has two daughters and is a proud Grandpa.
Angela Baldo discovered kayaking in 2009 and whitewater in 2010. In 2015 she quit her "real job" to come work at the toy store in Old Forge. She also enjoys rough water sea kayaking and has kayaked on three continents, including Antarctica.
Old Forge Locations
Paddlesports, Outdoor Gear and Rental Store
2855 Route 28, Old Forge, NY 13420
Paddlesports Shop: (315) 369-6672 ext. 1
Moose River Trips & Boat Rentals: (315) 369-6672 ext. 2
Outdoor Gear & Apparel Shop: (315) 369-6672 ext. 3
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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