Outdoor Adventure Expo

Midwest Mountaineering and the U of M
November 17 – 19, 2017

Expo Hours:

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

2 – 9:30

9 – 6:30

10 – 5

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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 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!

Click for Expo Floor Map
and Exhibitor Booth List
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  • Access 2 Tanzania   Booth: 21


    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.


  • Adopt A Husky, Inc.   Booth: 43


    The mission of AAHI is to provide a second chance for stray, abandoned, abused, or otherwise homeless purebred Siberian Huskies by finding suitable, permanent, loving adoptive homes.  Consider being a foster home for a Siberian in need!  Over 950 Siberians saved since 1998.


  • Adventure Minnesota Films   Booth: 7.5


    Adventure Minnesota Films brings you Among the Wild, an artistic and independent film series designed to inspire greatness in outdoor adventurers everywhere.  If your soul craves adventure, join the expedition!


  • American Alpine Club – Twin Cities Chapter   Booth: 46


    Despite Minnesota being known for 10,000+ lakes there is an ample amount climbable rock across the state.  The new Twin Cities Chapter is amped to connect with local climbers, gyms, clubs, and businesses, as well as continue building and supporting our climbing community!


  • Bearskin Lodge and Outfitter   Booth: 6


    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.


  • Bent Paddle Brewing Co.   Booth: Beer Tent


    Bent Paddle Brewing Co.® is a 30-barrel production craft brewery and taproom located in the beautiful Great Lakes port town of Duluth, Minnesota.  The brewers of Bent Paddle Brewing Co.® use the amazing water of Lake Superior to brew the freshest and most dependable craft beer possible.


  • Border Route Trail Association   Booth: 33


    The Border Route Trail Association was incorporated in 2004 to coordinate the maintenance of the Border Route Trail and other public trails.


  • Boundary Waters Advisory Committee   Booth: 36


    Boundary Waters Advisory Committee was founded as an advocacy organization where as the Kekekabic Trail Club focuses on trail maintenance.  We aim to save the historic hiking trails in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.


  • Boundary Waters Journal   Booth: 3


    A new standard of excellence in outdoor periodicals.  Uniquely designed to inspire greater understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of America's most popular wilderness area.


  • Bull Moose Patrol   Booth: 25


    At Bull Moose Patrol, we believe every outdoor adventure offers excitement and education.  We offer classes and presentations - both in person and online - on wilderness and camping skills, survival skills, as well as custom-guided canoeing and camping trips.


  • Camino Bike Guide    Booth: 20


    You've dreamed about biking the Camino de Santiago, but don't know where to start.  You've come to the right place.  Trip planning and guide service is what I do.  Every step of the process is taken care of:  packing, training, logistics, preparation, transportation, translation, and navigation.


  • Camp Manito-wish YMCA   Booth: 27


    Founded in 1919, Camp Manito-wish YMCA has grown from a wilderness summer camp into one of the most respected youth and leadership programs in the world.  Our goal is for everyone associated with us to have a 'Manito-wish Experience'.


  • Clearwater Historic Lodge & Canoe Outfitters   Booth: 10


    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.


  • Concordia Language Villages   Booth: 45


    Deep in the North Woods of Minnesota, we create a place that is both culturally authentic and uniquely our own.  In the Language Villages, everything from the music played to the dishes used in the dining hall reflect the culture each was designed to represent.  Immerse yourself in the world of a native speaker, where you can truly learn to live a language, not just speak it.


  • Conserve School   Booth: 26


    Conserve School inspires young people to environmental stewardship through academics and engagement with the forests, lakes, and wildlife of Lowenwood.


  • Costa Rica Authentic   Booth: 14


    Your dream vacation to Costa Rica begins here.  We design an itinerary customized to your travel preferences to create an authentic experience.  We create the plan and you will create the memories.


  • Destination Tanzania Safaris   Booth: 13


    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.


  • Escapade Camper Company   Booth: Plaza


    Escapade Campers make it easy to head out for the weekend on a whim.  Handcrafted in Dassel, MN, our campers are built to get you into nature.


  • Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness   Booth: 42


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


  • Friends of the Kinnickinnic River   Booth: 39


    We are a group of citizens who love the Kinnickinnic River and want to see it flowing freely through the City of River Falls.


  • Frost River   Booth: 30


    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.


  • GearJunkie.com   Booth: 4


    GearJunkie.com is a top blog and online publication for product reviews and news in the outdoors world.  The site contains thousands of pages of content — gear reviews, news, travel and adventure stories, a video section, photo galleries, and giveaway contests.  The site's "Daily Dose" blog is a top source for industry news and product reviews.


  • Howling for Wolves   Booth: 40


    Howling for Wolves was created to be a voice for wild wolves.  We aim to educate the public about our wolf population and let people know how they can take action to keep wild wolves in a self-sustaining existence.  Our current efforts focus on the Minnesota Gray wolf.


  • Hungry Hippie Farm and Hostel   Booth: 17


    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   Booth: 32


    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.


  • Isle Royale Seaplanes   Booth: 9


    Isle Royale Seaplanes is a seaplane charter service with round trip adventures from Grand Marais, Minnesota and Hancock, Michigan to Isle Royale National Park, from May through September.


  • Knowmad Adventures   Booth: 12


    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   Booth: 8


    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.


  • Michigan Ice Fest   Booth: 29


    Michigan climbing is great and the Michigan Ice Fest is at the center of it all.  The festival makes ice climbing accessible to the first timer, teaches advanced skills to those looking to improve and connects participants with the greater climbing community through slideshows and socials.


  • Midwest Outdoor Resorts   Booth: 18


    We provide affordable, quality and family oriented vacation facilities, consistently delivering fun and memorable vacation experiences!  Through affiliations with some of the top national vacation networks, Midwest Outdoor Resorts has established reciprocal use relationships which allow its members access to hundreds of resorts nationwide.


  • Minneapolis Star Tribune   Booth: 1


    The Star Tribune is the largest newspaper in Minnesota.  It originated as the Minneapolis Tribune in 1867 and the competing Minneapolis Daily Star in 1920.


  • Minnesota Rovers   Booth: 37


    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   Booth: 23


    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.


  • New View Adventures   Booth: 24


    We are a unique travel company that takes small groups on active, world adventures for fun, personal growth and contribution.  Sometimes you need a NEW VIEW to be a new you.


  • Nordic Waffles   Booth: Store Patio


    Nordic waffles are different from American and Belgian waffles.  Ours are thinner, softer and resemble the texture of a crêpe, and can be served with both sweet and savory toppings.


  • North Country Trail Association   Booth: 34


    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.


  • North Star Ski Touring Club   Booth: 35


    We bike, canoe, kayak, hike, dance, socialize, develop and maintain trails.  But OUR PASSION is CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING!


  • Save the Boundary Waters   Booth: 48


    You only have one chance to save a national treasure.  One of America’s most important wilderness areas is threatened by sulfide mining — a toxic mining practice never before allowed in Minnesota.


  • Sierra Club   Booth: 41


    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.


  • Silent Sports Magazine   Booth: 2


    Solid, reliable and timely regional information on cross country skiing, bicycling, running, paddle sports, multisports (triathlons, biathlons, duathlons), snowshoeing.  Aerobic outdoor activities.  In other words, getting the heart rate up through non-motorized, healthy outdoor fun!


  • Superior Hiking Trail Association   Booth: 38


    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.


  • Three Rivers Park District   Booth: 50


    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   Booth: 15


    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.


  • U of M - Center for Outdoor Adventure   Booth: 5


    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.


  • Visit Cook County Minnesota   Booth: 16


    Whatever the season, let Cook County take your MN getaway to the max.  Get back to nature along the Gunflint Trail.  Experience the charm of Grand Marais and casino action in Grand Portage.  Soak up the breathtaking beauty of the 200-mile Superior Hiking Trail, accessible from many points including Lutsen-Tofte trailheads.


  • Visit Duluth   Booth: 28


    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.


  • Vistas in Education   Booth: 22


    We are a student travel company that focuses solely on France, much like student exchange programs.  We are a small company of passionate, knowledgeable Francophiles who take a personal interest in the success of your student travel program to France.


  • WaterLegacy   Booth: 49


    WaterLegacy is a grassroots citizens' group organized to protect and enhance Minnesota's precious freshwater resource and to ensure effective public participation in government and regulatory processes that impact the quality of fresh water and the health of communities dependent on that water.


  • Wild Wales Tours & Walkabouts   Booth: 19


    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.


  • Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge   Booth: 11


    Wintergreen is the north country's premier recreational dogsledding center & the nation's only resort devoted to dog mushing.  Welcome to our fun-luvin', tail-wagging world!


  • Xperitas   Booth: 44


    Xperitas is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting global citizenship through authentic immersion experiences.  Xperitas offers programs that embody true language and cultural immersion, inspire personal connections with diverse individuals and communities worldwide.


  • Yellowstone Expeditions   Booth: 7


    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.


  • YMCA Camps of the Greater Twin Cities   Booth: 47


    Welcome to the Y.  We're an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.


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