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
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Paddle for the Cure
MooseFest Whitewater Festival
The capital region's largest on-water canoe, kayak and stand-up-paddleboard (SUP) sale. More than 500 boats will be on sale for you to choose from, featuring models from the leading industry brands. Convenient to Albany and the surrounding capital region, Saratoga Paddlefest is like no other paddling sale! Come join us for a weekend of fun and savings! Admission to Saratoga Paddlefest is free. There is a small fee for to test paddle that is credited to you purchase of a boat.
April 28 Update: New free clinic added! Ed Gerbino, of Global Surf Industries, will be presenting SUPs: Up and Paddling in Minutes. Designed to get the novice SUP paddler up and paddling in minutes, this clinic will cover all the basics: getting on and off the boards, launching, turning, balance control, and safety.
April 4 Update: The free on-water Clinics and Demos schedule has been posted. Printer-freindly version available. Click here.
Saratoga Paddlefest, The Capital Region's Largest Paddlesports Sale
Test paddle canoes, kayak and paddleboards all weekend!
Get expert advice before you buy!
What to expect at Paddlefest
At Saratoga Paddlefest you will see literally hundreds of Canoes, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards, and whitewater boats. Dozens of different brands of paddling accessory companies will be at Paddlefest to answer your questions and demonstrate paddles, PFDS, rack systems, safety gear and more. Please check back for updates.
Canoes, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards and Whitewater
Mad River Canoe
Swift Canoe & Kayak
Paddles & Accessories
Organizatons & Non-profits
Capital District Kayakers
Northeast Parent Child
First off, you can expect to have fun! There will be plenty of paddling, browsing and demonstrations to keep you busy all weekend. But if that’s not enough, there will be live music, food, guest speakers, free clinics and family fun!
Here are a few things to know to help you plan your weekend at Saratoga Paddlefest.
Admission is free.
Test Paddle is $20 for both Saturday and Sunday. PFDs and paddles are provided. You can bring your own, but be sure to get them tagged at the Test Paddle check-in tent. (Bring appropriate paddlewear and a change of clothes.) Test fee is redeemable for boat purchase at Saratoga Paddlefest.
Demonstrations will be held throughout the weekend. Check the schedule inside this guide for details. It’s also a good idea to check www.SaratogaPaddlefest.com for any last minute changes, and to print out a schedule.
Weather: there’s an old saying here in up-state New York, if you don’t like the weather, wait ten minutes. Spring weather ranges from cool to warm, wet to dry. Dress accordingly and bring along a few layers so you can be comfortable. If you’re going to test paddle you may want to bring a change of clothes.
At Saratoga Paddlefest you can test paddle as many Canoes, Kayaks and Stand-Up-Paddleboards as you like. Test paddling gives you the opportunity to try out different models and brands of boats, and to compare them in real-world conditions. Manufacturers' representatives will be on hand to answer your questions and assist you.
There is a small fee ($20) for test paddling that allows you to test paddle both days. Life jackets (PFDs) and paddles are included. The test paddling fee is credited towards your purchase of any boat during Paddlefest. (We limit test paddling to 10-15 minutes per boat so that everyone gets the opportunity to try out the boats they want to.)
So that everyone may have a chance to try the canoes/kayaks in a fair and safe manner, please observe the following:
Check with sales representative before using any canoe, kayak, paddle, life jacket, or other equipment.
Wear a life jacket (PFD) whenever you are in a boat. (PFD and paddles are provided and are mandatory.)
Return the canoe/kayak, all paddles, and life jackets to the appropriate exhibit space after your test paddle.
Be sure you understand how the equipment works before launching (i.e. foot brace). Ask a sales rep or staff member for some basic stroke instruction before you launch if you need it.
Stay close to shore (within 50 yards) and within sight of the exhibitor whose boat you are using. Please stay near the paddling area and do not paddle outside the marker buoys or boundary lines.
Obey instructions of the safety boat.
Limit your trial to 10 to 15 minutes per boat model so others may try the canoes and kayaks that we have today.
Thanks for keeping our gear clean, and please respect the event area and keep it clean.
Test paddle sessions end one hour before the scheduled closing time for the festival.
If you bring your own paddle or PFD, have it tagged at the Information Tent when you sign up for the test paddle.
Kids under 12 must be accompanied by adults during a test paddle.
Test paddle fee is $20, which is good for both days, and is credited to a boat purchase during Saratoga Paddlefest.
It's a good idea to bring a change of clothing.
Saratoga Paddlefest is held at our Saratoga Springs Paddlesports store, at 251 Staffords Bridge Rd. on Fish Creek.
From the Northway, I-87
Take Exit 14 on the Northway and head east on Union
Rd. (Hwy. 9P) for 1/2 mile to Meadowbrook Rd. (Cty. Rt. 65).
Take a left on Meadowbrook Rd. and proceed for 2.5 miles.
Take a right at the end of Meadowbrook Rd. onto
Stafford Bridge Rd.
Go 1/2 mile to Fish Creek Marina and Mountainman
Outdoor Supply Company, driveway on the right just over the bridge.
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) 369-6670
Outdoor Gear & Apparel Shop: (315) 369-2300
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
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.