Paddlefest Tips & TricksPaddlefest Tips & Tricks

Steering your way through Paddlefest

Parking & Shuttles

Free parking and shuttles will be available throughout the weekend.


Test Paddling

  • There will be a $20 test paddle fee which can be purchased at the test paddle booth. You will receive a bracelet that will allow you to test paddle any canoe, kayak or SUP for the entire event. Upon purchase of a canoe, kayak, or SUP, the bracelet will be collected, and the fee deducted from your purchase price.
  • Test Paddling for the Saratoga Paddlefest will be located on site at Fish Creek. Bracelets may be purchased at the test paddle tent.
  • Test Paddling for the Adirondack Paddlefest will be located at the Old Forge Beach (free shuttles will be provided). Bracelets may be purchased at the test paddle tent located at the beach.


Check Out Area

  • Paddlefest is presented by Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company and all sales will be completed at Mountainman checkout areas. All purchases will be taken at our registers located inside our shops.


Boat Pick-up

  •  If you have your own way of transporting your new boat, proceed to the loading area and show your receipt.  We'll be happy to load it for you.  If you need a way to transport your boat, check out the Yakima and Thule Rack booths and they'll be glad to show you your best options.


Rack Installation:

  • There will be a minimal fee for rack installations based on the complexity. We are happy to install your rack system on the same day, but please be aware there may be a waiting time. Show your receipt and we'll get your new rack installed as quickly as possible.


Special Orders

  • If you would like to special order an item not in stock, each vendor will have the proper form to be filled out in it’s entirety. This form will need to be brought to the check out area for a staff member to complete the order. All special orders require payment in full. Please note that special orders could take up to 4-6 weeks. Depending on the item, actual delivery times may be longer.
  • Return Policy
  • New, unworn, unused, uninstalled merchandise with tags can be returned or exchanged within 30 days with receipt. All boat, board, bike and special-order sales are final.


Deposits & Layaways

  • All boat and board deposits are nonrefundable, but transferable to another model. Payment in full is due within 30 days from the initial deposit. If a boat is paid in full, we can put it on layaway to allow you to pick up at a later date.



  • There will be an informational booth at the entrance of the event and plenty of staff and reps on hand to answer your questions or guide you to the right place to find them.

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
(518) 584-3500

Saratoga Paddlesports Shop
251 Staffords Bridge Road on Fish Creek, Saratoga Springs, NY
(518) 584-0600

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Prices are subject to change with out notice. Call us at (315) 369-6672 to verify prices and availability. Mountainman is not responsible for typographical errors.