Accent Paddles started in 2004 when Lee Bonfiglio and Stuart Lee met at our industry's largest trade show. It was clear that a common vision was shared to deliver high quality paddles with exceptional customer service. We are constantly researching materials that allow us to produce some of the worlds lightest paddles. With over 50 years of industry competition, design and experience, our commitment has and will always be to work to keep evolving our craft and provide the highest quality offerings in each of our paddle categories.
Cooke Custom Sewing
At CCS, “Locally Sewn, Globally Tested” is more than just a nice slogan – we are truly committed to those words. From our shop in Minnesota, we have been designing and producing some of the finest gear made for canoeists and other outdoor enthusiasts since 1980. We are inspired by our own travels and our constant search for the best gear.
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center
Journey 55 miles up the Gunflint Trail to the Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center, a first-class museum housed in the historic Chik-Wauk Lodge. Learn the natural and cultural history of the rugged, remote area of the Gunflint Trail. Visit the activity-oriented Nature Center. Come join the Gunflint Trail Explorers Club. Discover some of the local plants and animals and enjoy a network of hiking trails. Open Memorial Weekend to mid-October.
Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
Through education, advocacy, and stewardship, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness works to protect, preserve and restore the wilderness character of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Quetico-Superior Ecosystem. Friends was formed in 1976 to secure wilderness designation for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and continues to lead strong, creative advocacy for the wilderness. In addition, Friends runs outreach and stewardship programs to maintain the ecological health of the BWCAW, preserve wilderness experience for visitors, and develop a new generation of wilderness enthusiasts. Through these programs, Friends directly and indirectly serves the more 200,000 people that visit the BWCAW each year.
Garage Grown Gear
Garage Grown Gear is a team of outdoorsy individuals dedicated to supporting the growth of small outdoor companies, startups, and cottage industry vendors. We believe there is something inherently wonderful about supporting new ideas, and that new brands spark fresh conversation and innovation within the outdoor industry.
Founded in 2014, the Garage Grown Gear team is a collection of backcountry skiers, ultralight backpackers, paddlers, ultramarathoners, climbers and generally outdoorsy humans. Split between offices in Driggs, Idaho and Saint Paul, Minnesota, we live and breath the products we carry. Our curated online store carries gear, apparel, and food, and our online magazine features gear reviews, brand profiles, Kickstarter roundups, and outdoor stories and news.
NEMO is founded on a commitment to adventure – to the fearless pursuit of uncharted paths, in everything from the equipment we build to the way we run our business. Bravely exploring new directions opens our minds, brings us closer to the people we depend on, sharpens our wits, and lifts our spirits.
Adventure gives us purpose and perspective. It makes us humble and proud. We believe meaningful adventures are possible for everyone, anywhere. Possible, that is, if you bring the will, the imagination, and the right gear.
Northstar Canoes has a clear direction. Guided by renowned canoe builder Ted Bell, they're focused on crafting exceptional canoes for experienced paddlers. But even a novice can paddle one – they’re designed to make you a better canoeist. And before too long, you’ll be discoursing about your appreciation of the elliptical cross-section, soft chines and constant flare.
Northwoods Volunteer Connection
The Northwoods Volunteer Connection is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, created on June 10, 2014. We are dedicated to recruiting, training and delivering volunteers to work on projects within or near the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota.
Nova Craft Canoe
Nova Craft Canoe began in 1970, when they started producing a limited selection of fiberglass canoes in a small-scale, garage-based operation near London, Ontario, Canada. As the years passed and the reputation of their quality designs and workmanship quickly spread, and the company naturally began to grow.
Today, Nova Craft still builds canoes with fiberglass but have also adopted more advanced composite materials including aramid, basalt/Innegra, and carbon fibre. Alongside the use of these new materials came innovations in new manufacturing techniques including composite infusion, thermoplastic vacuum forming and rotational molding. The scope may have expanded since 1970 but the core focus remains simple – build quality canoes that give paddlers special experiences in the great outdoors. It’s all about making a connection to nature and wild places, be it solo or with friends and family.
Old Scout Outdoor Products
Old Scout Outdoor Products is the maker of BUNGEE DEALEE BOBS an innovative
shock cored gear fastening system to quickly and securely attach paddles, fishing rods
and other loose items to your canoe. Hands -free portaging has never been easier and the
OLD SCOUT REFELECTOR OVEN which is a traditional styled campfire reflector
oven that uses an innovative tab and slot design to slip together quickly and securely. The
aluminum construction is light-weight and maintenance free. Now, you can have fresh
baked goods on all your wilderness adventures.
Steeped in Swedish engineering, Primus has been globally recognized for pioneering outdoor cooking since 1892. Since then our innovative products have made countless expeditions possible through outstanding quality and performance: a Primus stove accompanied Roald Amundsen when he was the first person to reach the South Pole on 14 December 1911. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay used a Primus on Mount Everest when they climbed the summit on 29 May 1953.
However, these are just the most popular amongst several pioneering adventures that relied on Primus in the past. Until today, our search for improved technologies and smart solutions for the most adventures has never stopped.
Our passion for the outdoors and technical expertise is the secret behind every one of these innovations. It's also the reason we hand test every stove before it leaves our state of the art European production facility in Estonia. Our goal is to ensure each and everyone becomes a truly reliable, life-long companion.
This approach is not limited to products for those who climb the highest mountains, enter hostile Polar regions and discover the most remote areas you can imagine. Our innovations also come into play for your everyday stove, lantern or accessories. We want you to enjoy your time outdoors. No matter where you are, no matter what you do!
SealSkinz is an independent company specialising in fully waterproof, windproof and breathable hand, foot and head accessories. At Sealskinz we have over thirty years' experience in developing and manufacturing endurance accessories. From our conception we’ve worked in partnership with some of the world’s greatest athletes, to ensure our products deliver the very best in comfort and performance, to enable you to defy the great outdoors.
St.Croix Canoes builds fine custom made, hand crafted cedar strip canoes. St. Croix Canoes was started on a whim by a couple of old Scout Guys. After their sons were finished with Boy Scouting (Eagles Scouts, as well), several leaders wanted to stay connected. The idea of canoe building was presented and it seemed like a worthy project. Their canoes are beautiful, light and strong, and built with techniques backed up by many miles of BWCA and Quetico paddling.
Stewart River Boatworks
Stewart River Boatworks offers cedar and canvas canoes and lapstrake rowing boats. All boats are built by Alex Comb who has been building boats professionally for 34 years. He offers 12 canoe designs and four standard rowing boats, Custom boats are also available.
True North Map Company
True North Map Company is the passion of Jerod Arlich and Joe Spadino, local Boundary Water Enthusiasts, who have spent thousands of hours in canoes and on portage trails. They understand the importance of navigation and the need to have the map fully accessible to follow along with the contours of the lake and checking off landmarks such as campsite and island as you go and wanted a map that didn’t need to be confined to a case. So they did. True North Map Company produces maps that can be worn, stuffed, washed, written on and used over and over again. A map that is now up to the rigors of a BWCA trip.
Voyageurs Outdoor Gear
Not your father's camp stove! With more than 150 years of combined experience in Canoe Country, we set out to build a better camp stove. Voyageurs Outdoor Gear's Voyageur Stove is a full-featured, double burner stove at a fraction the size and weight of traditional camp stoves.