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
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!
A dream started in an abandoned pizza shack in the tiny Adirondack village of Inlet, New York, in 1993.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.
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.
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.
"Mike B" was born just south of the Adirondack Blue Line and spent most of his childhood exploring the wilderness around him. After graduating college with a degree in Music, Mike found himself working in the city and playing bass in a punk band. Years later after a return trip to the Adirondacks, Mike found his love for the outdoors again.
Mike is now a NYS DEC Licensed Guide in Hiking, Paddling, and Fishing, and also volunteers as an EMT and a Mountain Rescue Team Member. Spending most of his time outdoors, hiking, climbing, skiing, paddling and biking, he will be happy to tell you some of the area’s best spots for an adventure. Mike has been a staff member at Mountainman since 2016 and is the Old Forge Gear Shop Assistant Manager and Bike Tech. Stop by and talk to Mike B next time you have a gear question or need some guidance with anything outdoors.
Growing up just south of Old Forge, Brittany has spent her entire life in the woods and on the water. Her love of the outdoors is what drove her to get two degrees in geology while working at the Gear Shop. After college, she couldn’t stand to leave the Adirondacks and decided to stay a member of the Mountainman Team.
During her free time, you’ll find her hiking, paddling, camping, or staring at rocks on the side of the road (seriously…). Her favorite hikes are usually pretty remote, and she always has recommendations for any region in the Adirondack Park. Don’t take her advice for granite :)
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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