The Adirondack Paddling Symposium was derived by paddlers like you. The goal, simple, to build skills to further our paddling enjoyment. With so many amazing places to explore by paddle power, the more efficient we are, the more confident we are the further we will go, the bolder we will be. Since 1993 Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company has outfitted 1000’s and 1000’s of paddlers with boats and boards and gear for adventure. So by creating this educational resource to that community, it is our dream to see you and the many others get the most out of your adventure. To go further and be bolder.
Philosophy- We want to focus on the beginner to intermediate paddler and by choosing patient and caring instructors, create an environment of encouragement, that is judgement free and truly furthers the enjoyment you get from paddling. It’s this level of paddler that has the most to gain from instruction, to understand how the body and boat/ board work together to get the most from your craft, to get the most from yourself.
Our Founder- John Nemjo, the “Mountainman,” is an avid outdoor adventurer. 27 years ago, in the small town of Inlet, NY, he followed his dream of outfitting Adirondack adventures like himself and started Mountainman Outdoor Supply Co. Along with his staff, the goal started as and continues to be, provide the highest quality product along with the highest quality service. That ideology will be passed onto his latest venture, our Adirondack Paddling Symposium. From those working behind the scenes to the instructors on the water, we are thankful for his willingness to invest in the education and future of paddlers.