Outdoor Adventure Expo

Midwest Mountaineering and the U of M

April 26 – 28, 2019

Expo Hours:

Friday  2 – 9:30
Saturday  9 – 6:30
Sunday  10 – 5

2 – 9:30

9 – 6:30

10 – 5

Presenting Sponsor:
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Sponsored By:

Eddyline Kayaks Northstar Canoes Oboz Footwear Patagonia prAna Smartwool Trailtopia Adventure Food Western Mountaineering


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Outdoor Adventure Expo

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Meet Exhibitors at the Expo

NEW this Expo:  Be sure to visit our exhibitors in the climate-controlled, dry Humphrey School of Public Affairs where our featured presentations occur.  No more cold fingers and wet toes!

Please note that this list represents the organizations and manufacturer's representatives that you will be able to meet in person at the Outdoor Adventure Expo in a designated booth space – be sure to pick up an Expo floor map Expo floor map upon entering.  There will be many other product brands present, and there may be other manufacturer's representatives present (but not in a dedicated booth space).

The Expo is a great opportunity for you to get assistance with your next purchase, or creating your next adventure.
Have fun, and enjoy the Outdoor Adventure Expo!

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  • Access 2 Tanzania


    Tanzania offers the most extraordinary array and concentration of wildlife in Africa; it also has some of the world’s warmest and friendliest people.  We are proud of Tanzania and we love sharing it with others.


  • Bearskin Lodge and Outfitter


    Established in 1925, Bearskin Lodge on the Gunflint Trail is one of those destinations where families, couples, lovers and friends return year after year to create memories and relive traditions.  Once you have been to Bearskin, you will fall in love with it.


  • BodyMind Chiropractic Center


    We strive for objectivity in nutritional healthcare and provide clear chiropractic options in structural healthcare.  We help you reach optimum your health, so you can reach your fullest potential in life.


  • Borton Overseas


    Whether you’re looking for independent travel or guided tours, Borton Overseas can help you craft an unforgettable trip.  We’re not a travel agency; we’re a team of travel enthusiasts who use our first-hand knowledge and experiences to create customized and signature journeys to extraordinary lands.


  • Boy Scouts of America - Northern Tier


    Northern Tier is the Boy Scouts of America’s gateway to adventure in the Great Northwoods.  Scouts from Northern Tier’s three wilderness canoe bases explore millions of acres of pristine lakes, meandering rivers, dense forests and wetlands in Northern Minnesota, Northwest Ontario and Northeast Manitoba.


  • Brilliant Reflective


    Brilliant Reflective isn't piping or cording;  it’s strips of highly reflective, colorized material that you are able to take and customize your favorite gear and clothing for maximum visibility and protection as well as a completely unique look - no two will be alike.


  • BWCA Getaway Cabins


    Looking for a remote cabin that allows you to get away from it all?  Then look no further.  We have the perfect rental cabin.  Located in northern Minesota near the famed BWCA, Wolf Point cabin is remote enough to provide sanctuary from the hurried pace of modern life.  No roads.  No electricity.  No Traffic.  No Telephones.  Just the joy of relaxation amid the sounds of nature.


  • Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters


    We are leading efforts to protect the Boundary Waters Wilderness from sulfide-ore copper mining.  We are dedicated to creating a national movement to protect the clean water, clean air and forest landscape of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and its watershed from toxic pollution caused by mining copper, nickel and other metals from sulfide-bearing ore.


  • Cedar Falls Tourism


    Home to the University of Northern Iowa, there are lots of great reasons to visit Cedar Falls!


  • Charles City Whitewater


    It is more than just some rocks in the water.  This development beautifies the riverfront and includes an amphitheater, storm water play area, and a boat launch area


  • Clearwater Historic Lodge & Canoe Outfitters


    Clearwater Historic Lodge and Canoe Outfitters is the original outfitter and lodge on the Gunflint Trail in the beautiful Boundary Waters Canoe Area.  Founded in 1915 by Charlie and Petra Boostrom, they chose Clearwater Lake because they believed its view was the best on the Gunflint Trail.


  • Climb for Hope


    Climb for hope raises funds to support the development of a completely new way to treat breast cancer and multiple sclerosis by using vaccines as a tool to treat cancer and MS.


  • Cooke Custom Sewing


    The best in canoe packs, canoeing accessories, custom tarps and canoe camping equipment.


  • Current Designs


    Current Designs borrows its design influence and techniques from waters across the globe.  We continue to advance the art through new techniques, materials, and technologies.


  • Dagger


    Dagger produces the highest quality and performance whitewater, recreational, and touring kayaks in the industry at a great value.  Wherever there's water.


  • Destination Tanzania Safaris


    We offer scheduled, custom and unique African wildlife safaris, mountaineering trips, culture and historical site visits, beach holiday vacations and adventure trekking safaris exclusively in Tanzania.


  • Duluth Area Family YMCA: Youth Outdoors - Duluth


    Our mission is to ensure that all youth have access to nature-based experiences no matter their circumstances.  We value adventure, diversity, stewardship, inclusion, and equity in order to make sure all youth feel safe and welcome within our program.  We aim to break down barriers that may prevent local young people from experiencing our vibrant outdoor resources.


  • Eddyline Kayaks   Expo Sponsor


    Eddyline has beeen a leader of innovation for nearly half a century.  We continue this legacy with thermoformed Carbonlite Technology.  You can feel proud to own an Eddyline, knowing you have chosen the very best.


  • ERIK's Bike - Board - Ski


    At ERIK'S, we are passionate about the sports we sell - just like you!   Our mission is to ensure our customers have the best selection, the best service and are completely satisfied with their purchase.


  • Far & High Adventure Travel


    Far & High Adventure Travel (formerly Highland Asia Travel) specializes in small group, custom tours and private trips to Bhutan, Tibet, Nepal, and the Indian Himalayas.  We also offers custom trips to Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Mongolia.


  • Fort Dodge Convention & Visitors Bureau


    We are proud of Fort Dodge and want to help you spread the word!  We can provide you with photos, story ideas and resource information.


  • Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness


    Our mission:  To protect, preserve and restore the wilderness character of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Quetico-Superior Ecosystem.


  • Frost River


    Our rugged backpacks and bags have enjoyed a rich history in the discovery and exploration of this unique area.  Traditional canoe packs have been a part of this North Country wilderness for more than a century and our Frost River line of heavy duty backpacks, and canvas and leather bags have been designed and tested to perform in this rugged environment.  All Frost River products are made in our workshop in northern Minnesota.


  • Gaard One


    Gaard One is a start-up specializing in innovative modular gear for the 21st century outdoor enthusiast with a mission to give back to outdoors we love.


  • HI-Mississippi Headwaters Hostel


    If you crave fresh air, meeting travelers from around the world, and kicking your feet up by the fire after a long day of hiking, then check into the HI Mississippi Headwaters hostel.  Located inside Itasca State Park in scenic northwestern Minnesota, our historic lodge-style hostel offers all this and so much more.


  • Hungry Hippie Farm and Hostel


    The Hungry Hippie Farm was an idea we had after purchasing this old homestead in October of 2012.  We've been growing things ever since!  The Hungry Hippie Hostel features bunks and private rooms with a wonderful view of Lake Superior.


  • Ice Age Trail Alliance


    The Ice Age Trail Alliance is a non-profit, volunteer and member based organization headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Established in 1958, it now has over 5,000 members who support the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.


  • Indiglo Stove


    Indiglow stove created a wood gasification rocket stove that allows for a variety of innovative attachments.  We use gravity to help feed the sticks & twigs and pellets into the stove.  Natural chimney draft is use to draw the air into the fire and the heat of flame makes the air into a plasma to catalyze the fire.


  • Inland Sea Kayakers


    Inland Sea Kayakers (ISK) is an organization of sea kayaking enthusiasts who enjoy sharing trips, sharing information, and improving their skills.


  • Kerfoot Canopy Tours


    Zip Line Minnesota! Kerfoot Canopy Tour offers a new way to experience the Minnesota River Valley.  Smile!  Get Outdoors!  Enjoy outdoor adventure at its best!  Join us for an adventure filled with nature, fun, zip lines and thrill!


  • Knowmad Adventures


    Knowmad Adventures is your specialist in customized private and small group trips to Peru, Chile, Argentina and Ecuador.  Whether visiting South America’s finest vineyards and charming colonial cities, exploring Machu Picchu, or hiking through stunning Patagonia, Knowmad Adventures works closely with travelers so that their South American vacation exceeds all expectations.


  • The Loppet Foundation


    The mission of the Loppet Foundation is to promote and support nordic skiing in the Minneapolis area – especially among inner-city youth.  The Loppet Foundation is thrilled to host the 2018 Masters World Cup from January 19 to 26, 2018.


  • Massage by Adrienne, LLC


    Adrienne Estes is a therapeutic massage therapist specializing in pain relief in the head, neck, back, and shoulders.  She utilizes neuromuscular techniques, such as trigger point therapy, to find root causes of pain and tension in the soft tissues in order to relieve them.  She graduated from CenterPoint School for Massage and Shiatsu Therapy with a concentration in Western Therapeutic Techniques.


  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – Division of Forestry


    Grind gravel on your bike, create a campsite amidst remote forest, hunt for the perfect morel mushroom, and explore untamed lands.  With millions of rugged, undeveloped acres, adventure awaits in one of Minnesota’s 59 state forests.


  • Minnesota Rovers Outdoors Club


    We are a diverse group of people drawn together by a common appreciation of the outdoors.  We enjoy hiking, biking, canoeing, climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, camping, sight-seeing, and we take an active role in the preservation of the wilderness with which Minnesota is so well endowed.


  • Namaste Treks & Expeditions


    Our team is the best when it comes to trekking, expeditions, and adventure activities in Nepal, with years of experience in the rough yet beautiful terrain of the Himalaya.  We provide complete trekking, expedition, and tour services to our clients.


  • Nordic Destinations


    Nordic-Destinations is a Minnesota based tour and travel company that services the North American Market.  Specializing in independent and group travel to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland.  Our owner and staff members are either originally from Scandinavia, or have heritage from one or more Nordic countries.


  • North Country Trail Association


    We're the nationwide nonprofit organization that works in partnership with the National Park Service to build, maintain, and promote the North Country National Scenic Trail.


  • Northern Lakes Girl Scout Canoe Base


    Located 20 miles east of Ely, MN, just a short paddle from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, this wilderness tripping camp offers completely outfitted canoe trips.  Girls ages 12-18 -- and adults -- come on 3, 5, 7, and 10 day canoe trips.  Participants come from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and throughout the United States.


  • Northstar Canoes   Expo Sponsor


    Northstar Canoes was born of obsession.  Founder Ted Bell's love of canoeing spans decades, continents and companies.  A former champion racer and builder extrordinaire, Ted knows precisely what makes an enthusiast's heart pound.  Today, after a 6-year hiatus, he's back to producing the finest composite canoes ever made.


  • Northwoods Volunteer Connection


    We connect volunteers with natural resource and recreation projects in northeastern Minnesota.


  • Nova Craft Canoe


    Nova Craft Canoe began in 1970 in London, Ontario.  We have a canoe model for every type of paddler.  Our core focus remains simple – build quality canoes that give paddlers a special experience in the great outdoors!


  • Paddle Bridge Guide Collective


    Paddle Bridge is a collection of professional guides committed to providing safe and inclusive outdoor opportunities along the Mississippi River and around the Twin Cities area.  We are dedicated to natural preservation, environmental education and sharing our passion for the outdoors with others.


  • Pukaskwa National Park


    Pukaskwa National Park's exceptional beauty is revealed in its vistas of Lake Superior and in the rugged, ancient landscape of the Canadian Shield and northern forest.  The only wilderness national park in Ontario, Pukaskwa protects 1,878 km² of an ecosystem that features boreal forest and Lake Superior shoreline.


  • Rapids Riders Canoe and Kayak Club


    Rapids Riders seeks to promote the responsible enjoyment of whitewater canoeing and kayaking.  We provide American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instruction; coordinate informational activities and competitions; work with local agencies and private concerns to promote river stewardship and ensure the future of whitewater paddlesports in the upper Midwest.


  • Red Lake Outfitters


    Red Lake Outfitters is a full service canoe and backcountry outfitter located in the heart of the Boreal Forest in Northwestern Ontario.  The town of Red Lake serves as our gateway community to Woodland Caribou Provincial Park, featuring over 1.2 million acres of wilderness for paddlers to explore.


  • Rock of Ages Lighthouse Preservation Society


    Volunteers from ROALPS routinely make trips to the lighthouse during the summer months in order to stabilize, restore, and maintain the structure.  Members of the organization also make trips to government archives in order to retrieve plans and historic records related to the station’s operation.


  • Sierra Club


    America's oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization. The North Star Chapter recently celebrated it 35th anniversary of helping to preserve and protect the environment in Minnesota.  We do this through both educational programs and political activism.


  • Sloth and Fox Outdoor Company


    Sloth and Fox Outdoor makes the only self-supporting tent that allows a camper to choose whether they’d like to sleep on the ground or in a hammock while being fully enclosed.  The intelligent patent pending design provides maximum comfort for either type of camping.


  • Spirit of the Wilderness Outfitters


    Spirit of the Wilderness Outfitting and Outdoor Store is located on the east end of Ely, Minnesota.  We are centrally located to service all Ely area Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness permit entry points.  Our guests find us an easy one-stop shop before they head into the BWCAW or Canada’s Quetico Park to the north.


  • Superior Hiking Trail Association


    Member supported non-profit organization whose mission is to provide the human and financial resources to build, promote, maintain, protect and preserve a hiking trail along the ridgeline of the North Shore of Lake Superior.


  • Swiftwater Adventures


    We offer our whitewater adventures spring, summer, and fall.  Our trip leaders have over 50 years of experience guiding whitewater rafting and kayaking trips on the St. Louis River near Duluth, Minnesota and beyond!


  • Three Rivers Park District


    Each of the Park District's facilities has watersheds that flow into three rivers: the Mississippi, Minnesota and Crow.  The Park District was created in 1957.  Since then, it has grown to encompass over 27,000 acres of parks and trails and serves over 10 million visitors annually.


  • Thrive Adventures


    Do Somethin' Crazy!  The Thrive Adventures motto says it all.  Our vacations are one of a kind, custom, fully-guided adventure vacations.  The world is full of rare beauty and activities that most travelers will never see or experience, and our aim is to check those boxes on your bucket list.


  • Trailtopia Adventure Food   Expo Sponsor


    Our meals are created with two things in mind – convenience and taste.  Travelers don’t want to mess with space-stealing packages and dirty dishes.  All our food needs is water, just cook in the bag and eat from the bag.  You’ll wonder if it was cooked in the wild or the comfort of your own home.


  • U of M - Center for Outdoor Adventure


    The Center for Outdoor Adventure (COA) provides participants with alternative recreation experiences revolving around the great outdoors.  Each semester, COA offers a full schedule of Trips and Clinics to introduce participants to the fundamentals of outdoor adventure skills and environmental ethics.  Activities range from backpacking to ice climbing, both locally and nationally.


  • VanGo Auto Repair & Volkswagen Camper Rental


    Making the Midwest roads accessible in a whole new way with quality and ethical import auto repair service and classic Volkswagen camper van RV rentals.  Just show up and go – VanGo outfits your camper with all the necessary sleep, camp, and kitchen gear.


  • Visit Duluth


    Duluth is a place like no other.  An endless horizon where the largest freshwater lake in the world meets the sky.  Rocky cliffs and pristine forests where you'll find miles of trails to explore.  A thriving community where you can take in a show, explore nature, enjoy a meal and stay in comfort no matter where your plans take you.


  • Visit Natural North Florida


    Natural North Florida is home to the largest collection of natural springs in the world, amazing gulf coast sunsets, world-class fishing, pristine rivers for paddling excursions and peaceful trails to hike.


  • Visit Winona


    Visit Winona is a destination marketing organization whose mission is to promote the Winona area as a viable year-round travel destination for leisure, business, and arts tourism, thereby generating greater economic impact for the city and other tourism stakeholders.


  • Voyageur Outward Bound School


    Voyageur Outward Bound School is not a summer camp.  We teach individuals that they can achieve more than they ever thought possible through individual and team effort through experiential program in the outdoors, classrooms and conference centers using adventure to create individuals who are self-reliant, effective, and compassionate collaborators.


  • Voyageur Wilderness Programme


    Based on our Voyageur heritage from secluded Voyageur Island, Nym Lake, Northwest Ontario, Canada – whatever your level, our comprehensive services, extensive knowledge and dedication to the environment & love of paddling will get YOU out to Experience Wilderness and Waters less traveled!


  • Voyageurs National Park Association


    Our mission:  To protect and promote the natural, recreational and historic resources of Voyageurs National Park.


  • Voyageurs Outdoor Gear


    Voyageurs Outdoor Gear is dedicated to quality lightweight products that enrich outdoor experiences.  Encouraged by outfitters and camping aficionados, the Voyageur Stove design is now being commercialized so that hikers, campers and outfitters can enjoy the many benefits of this high quality stove.


  • Wabakimi Canoe Outfitters


    Wabakimi Wilderness Park is larger than BWCAW and Quetico combined … and only visited by 700 paddlers a year!  We are the only full service outfitter for Wabakimi Wilderness Park.  Floatplanes, Trains, Shuttles, Maps, Permits, Trip planning.


  • WaterLegacy


    WaterLegacy is an award-winning grassroots citizens' group formed in 2009 to counter the threat of sulfide mining proposed for Northern Minnesota.  As a result of outreach and advocacy, WaterLegacy has grown to more than 8,000 supporters.  Since our founding, we have facilitated over 40,000 citizen comments and other actions to protect Minnesota clean water.


  • Wild Wales Tours & Walkabouts


    Wild Wales Tours are created for people who hate tours.  With us, you will not have huge buses, name tags, large groups or hurried stops.  What you will have is a wonderful personalized experience full of the best scenery and culture that Wales has to offer.


  • Wilderness Inquiry


    Travel the world with Wilderness Inquiry!  We provide great outdoor adventures for adults and conduct award-winning programs introducing youth, families, and people with disabilities to the natural world.


  • WTIP North Shore Community Radio


    WTIP's mission is to educate and inform the public, provide entertainment, and foster and build connections.  WTIP is the first community radio station broadcasting on the North Shore of Lake Superior – linking local residents with tourists, elderly with youth, and seasonal with year-round residents.


  • Yellowstone Expeditions


    Our package excursions include ski guides, all meals, lodging (includes bedding and linens) at the yurt camp, and all snow-van transportation within the park.  Yellowstone Expeditions also offers backcountry snowshoe excursions and scenic snowcoach tours in Yellowstone National Park.


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