Family owned and operated, Mountainman has been the leading outdoor gear and boat shop in the Adirondacks for decades. Recently under new ownership, Britta and Devlin Hennessy from Inlet NY took over the business in 2023, building upon the rich legacy carefully created by the founder John Nemjo. Located on the shoreline of the meandering Moose River in Old Forge NY the property has a boat shop, rental shop to get you on the river and a gear shop full of the latest outdoor gear, apparel and footwear. Whether you're shopping for kayak accessories, rooftop racks, camping supplies, snowshoes or just apparel, this property fits ALL of your needs to get outside as a family!

Our Ongoing Commitment

Since the beginning Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company has committed itself to educating and outfitting customers to fully enjoy the natural wonders of the Adirondacks and other special places throughout the country. Our staff is dedicated to assisting you find the clothing, gear or boat that you will suit your needs and budget. Our goal is to make everyone’s travels in the wilderness a safe and rewarding experience. In addition, MOSC is active in the protection of the environment both within and beyond the Adirondack Park to preserve our natural heritage for generations to come.

New York’s Largest Canoe, Kayak & SUP Dealer

In 2007 we combined our Inlet and Old Forge paddling shops into one paddlesports super store giving us a one-stop location to satisfy everyone’s paddling needs. Located on the beautiful Moose River in Old Forge, NY this store focuses entirely on paddlesports with a full selection of recreational, touring, whitewater and sit-on-top canoes and kayaks. You can now browse through our entire inventory of over 1,000 canoes and kayak in stock. We’ll also set you up with any paddling accessories you need from paddles, to life jackets and safety gear, to complete car rack systems and trailers to help you get your new boats to the water safely and securely. With over 20 brands of canoes and kayaks to choose from and the chance to test paddle before you buy, why shop anywhere else. In 2013 we opened a second Paddlesports shop in Saratoga Springs on Fish Creek.

Complete Adirondack Outfitter

Located right next door to our award winning canoe and kayak shop is our Outdoor Gear and Clothing Store. We have over 4,000 square feet of retail space dedicated to high end gear and clothing for everyone’s outdoor needs. We also sell and rent cross-country skis and snowshoes in winter and have a complete bike shop with sales, service and rentals. Our newly expanded book and map section will also be something to check out next time you come through the Adirondacks.

Rentals & Trips

MOSC has an extensive inventory of rental canoes and kayaks for a wide range of paddling opportunities in Old Forge. From leisurely 3-hour paddles on the Moose River, to daily and weekly rentals for anywhere you want to go, to multi-day trips along the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, MOSC has you covered with all the details and gear you need. You pick your destination; we’ll help with all the details and gear! We also rent bicycles and camping gear in Old Forge.