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Adirondack Paddlefest

Group of shoppers outside looking a canoes and kayaks during Paddlefest

Paddlefest returns June 3rd &  4th!

Adirondack Paddlefest returns this year! After a four-year break, this great event will return to our Old Forge location. We already have more than two dozen brands attending and many more will be added in the weeks to come.  So stay tuned for details and be sure to sign up for our newsletter and Facebook page for the latest news and updates!
We are planning some great show specials, so stay tuned for details. Limited test paddling will be available on location on the Moose River. Regular test paddling fees apply. Rack installation is available at the show. Regular installation fees apply.


While we have always encouraged test paddling at our events and at our stores, due to changes in the industry and unforeseen circumstances test paddling at this year's Paddlefest will be extremely limited.  We are anticipating a large turnout and unfortunately due to extremely dry conditions the water levels here in Old Forge on the Moose River will make test paddling a challenge.  We will do our best to get those who wish to test paddle in the water as conditions allow.

Participating Brands

As of May 29th


Northstar, Swift, Wenonah & Esquif
Canoe brands logos


Bonafide, Current Designs, Dagger, Hurricane, Liquidlogic, Native Watercraft, Perception, Swift, and Wilderness Systems
Logos of kayak brands




Aquabound, Bending Branches, NRS, Suspenze, Seals, Stohlquist, YakGrips, and Yakpads
Logos of accessory brands attending Paddlfest

Rack Systems

Thule, Yakima

Hiking, Camping and More

Snow Peak, Teva, ADK Bass Fishing, Tug Hill Outfitters

Latest Paddlefest News & Updates

Esquif Canoes at Adirondack Paddlefest!

Just added! Esquif Canoes will be attending Adirondack Paddlefest June 3rd & 4th in Old Forge, NY! Esquif canoes are constructed with T-Formex, a superior material for your favorite canoeing adventures whether you are looking for a Touring, Whitewater, Whitewater Touring, Fishing, or Hunting canoe.


Dagger Kayaks at Adirondack Paddlefest!

Dagger Kayak at Adirondack Paddlefest! Dagger produces high-quality, performance recreational and touring kayaks at a great value and will have reps at Paddlefest! The Stratos performance touring kayak is a staff favorite here at Mountainman. It excels in coastal and open water paddling.... READ MORE


Come see Perception Kayaks at Paddlefest!

Perception Kayaks make some of the most popular recreational kayaks that we carry, and we are happy to announce they will be attending Adirondack Paddlefest, June 3rd and 4th in Old Forge! Perception is a company of passionate kayakers, and it shows in their boats, which. are designed, mold, and hand-assembled in South Carolina.


Wenonah Canoes and Current Design Kayaks will be featured at Paddlefest!

For over 50 years, Wenonah has been synonymous with high-quality canoes! Their handcrafted and innovative canoes are purposed-built to take paddlers of all levels further, no matter the destination. Made by the same team that manufactures Wenonah, Current Design.. READ MORE


Hurricane Kayaks at Adirondack Paddlefest!

If you’re looking for lightweight, moderately priced kayaking options, you need to visit the Hurricane Kayak booth at Adirondack Paddlefest! Made of theramform Trylon, these kayaks offer the durability of plastic kayaks with the performance of composite boats… READ MORE


Fishing Kayaks at ADK Paddlefest!

For all you anglers out there, we’ll have plenty of Fishing Kayaks for you to look at during Paddlefest this year! Industry reps from Bonafide, Native Watercraft, and Perception will be on hand to show you all your options! These guys are kayak fishing experts! READ MORE


Adirondack Paddlefest Update; Northstar Canoes!

The Northstar team will be at Paddlefest in Old Forge this year! Guided by renowned canoe builder Ted Bell, they are focused on exceptional canoes for discerning paddlers. Whether paddling alone on a river or packing for an extended expedition, you can’t go .… READ MORE


Adirondack Paddlefest FAQ

Planning on attending Adirondack Paddlefest? Whether this will be your first Paddlefest, or if you are a returning attendee, here is an FAQ that can answer many of your questions. This is New York and in the Adirondacks, we say if you don’t like the weather... READ MORE


Lodging, dining & shopping options in Old Forge

Planning on attending Adirondack Paddlefest? Below is a list of lodging, dining, and shopping options we recommend. You can find a complete list at the Old Forge Information Center at (315) 369 – 6983


Come see Swift Canoe & Kayak at Paddlefest 2023!

Bill Swift and his team will be at Adirondack Paddlefest on June 3rd & 4th in Old Forge! Renowned for their innovative designs and meticulous construction, Swift models are some of the finest canoes and kayaks made. Using advanced composite materials, these boats offer incredible performance and comfort.


Wilderness Systems at Paddlefest!

Wilderness Systems kayaks will be at Adirondack Paddlefest, June 3rd & 4th in Old Forge. They manufacture some of the most popular kayaks we carry here at Mountainman, including the best-selling Pungo and Tsunami line of touring kayaks. Their rep, Peter Casson, will be here to answer all your questions.