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Mountainman hosting 2nd Annual New York SUP Festival

Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company will present the 2nd Annual New York SUP Festival on Saturday, July 20th.

The event will take place at the Old Forge Pond and at Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will include a race, free demos and clinics, and test paddling on what has been called the most exciting new activity to hit paddlesports in decades.  Continue reading

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Paddlefest: Old Forge lakefront hosting annual event this weekend

Adirondack Paddlefest is the Nation’s Largest On-Water Canoe, Kayak and Stand-Up-Paddle-board (SUP) Demo and Sale and features over 75 leading manufacturers of canoes, kayaks, SUPs and accessories.

Paddlefest Prep...Matt Phaneuf, Mike Giovinco, and John Nemjo, owner of Mountainman Outdoor Suppy Company, ready a trailer of kayaks at the event’s lakefront venue. Photo by Gina Greco

Paddlefest Prep…Matt Phaneuf, Mike Giovinco, and John Nemjo, owner of Mountainman Outdoor Suppy Company, ready a trailer of kayaks at the event’s lakefront venue. Photo by Gina Greco

Paddlefest is held on Old Forge Pond, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 16 through 18 and includes clinics, on-site test paddling, speakers, instruction, live music, food and fun for the whole family, in addition to over 1,000 canoes, kayaks and SUP’s on sale at great pre-season prices.  Continue reading

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Mountainman sponsoring 2011 Paddle for the Cure on Sept. 17

Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company of Old Forge will sponsor the 2011 Paddle for the Cure, a 6-mile leisurely paddle on the Moose River, on Saturday, September 17, with all proceeds from the fundraising event to support the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund.

This is the third year for the event. During last year’s event, 265 paddlers raised almost $15,000 for breast cancer research.

“Everyone at Mountainman really looks forward to this event. Participation grows every year and we get to meet some wonderful people. It’s a lot of fun and a fantastic way for us to fight a disease that affects so many families,” said John Nemjo, president of Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company. Continue reading

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Mountainman Hosting Instructional Series

Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company on Rt. 28 in Old Forge will host a series of weekly outdoor instructional events.

On Mondays, free guided two-hour mountain bike trips will be available at 6 p.m.; and on Tuesdays, free kayak demos will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Moose River Outpost.

Free whitewater paddling instructions will be available on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. until dark.

On Saturdays from 7 to 9 a.m., ACA kayak instructor and certified yoga instructor Nanette Shovea-Burke will conduct a free yoga and paddling session on the deck overlooking the Moose River.

Also from 7 to 9 a.m. on Saturdays, a free guided group road bike ride around the Fulton Chain of Lakes will be available.

Details on trips and instruction are available by calling (315) 369-6672 or visit: www.MountainmanOutdoors.com.

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Webb to consider tweaks to annual event

Jim and Robin Baker, owners of the Pine Knoll Lodge & Cabins in Old Forge, have asked the Town of Webb Board to consider modifying the contract between the Paddlefest event organizers and the town, which owns the lakefront property where the annual event is held.

Specifically, the Bakers say that the closure of the road along the lakefront, to the extent that it is currently done, creates a hardship for their business.

The Bakers say some of their customers are inconvenienced or discouraged from staying at their motel, due to inconvenient access during Paddlefest.

The Pine Knoll is located at the south-east shore of Old Forge Pond, near the start of the South Shore Road.

Paddlefest is a major canoe and kayak event in the northeastern United States, according to John Nemjo, whose Moun-tainman Outdoor Supply Company, an Old Forge business, hosts the event each spring during the month of May.

Town of Webb Supervisor Robert Moore said the town board would take the Bakers concern under advisement.

“[This] needs to be considered for future Paddlefest events,” he said.


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