Partners, Friends and those we Admire
Traverse Outfitters works with the outdoor industry’s leading guiding companies, festival planners, equipment manufacturers and content producers. From NYC-based local outfits, to nationally recognized organizations, our partners are reshaping what outdoor recreation and exploration can be.
Discover Outdoors is the city’s largest adventure guiding service, offering city dwellers access to the region’s most beautiful and remote locations. Leading thousands of explorers each year since 2004, DO is removing barriers between city-living and nature-loving by making the outdoors accessible.
Destination Backcountry Adventures has been helping New Yorkers discover the region’s most pristine parks and wilderness areas for years. Run by a capable team of outdoor professionals, DBA offers a backcountry experience that is both physically rewarding and mentally rejuvenating.
Outerthere is New York City’s foremost outdoor trip planning service. By partnering with the region’s most experienced trekking and climbing outfitters, Outerthere takes the hassle out of organizing wilderness outings. Additional trip types: caving, mountain biking, obstacle course races, skiing/boarding, etc.
Upstate Adventure Guides was founded by two Hudson Valley locals with a shared passion for outdoor exploration. Whether you’re joining them for a bushwhack or a leisurely day hike, the Upstate Adventure Guide team will entertain you with stories of the Catskills’ varied past, while imparting a healthy smattering of woods-wisdom you’re unlikely to forget.
Fitpacking offers clients a supportive environment to experience nature at their own pace. If you’re looking to get in shape, or loose some weight, Fit Packing is your solution. Their guides lead small groups on 1 and 2-week wilderness treks to stunning destinations throughout the United States and abroad.
Catskill Mountain Wild is a leader in customized backcountry guiding. Whether you’re interested in bushwacking a 4000′ peak, paddling the Catskill Creek, or fishing one of the park’s storied streams, you’ll get the expertise of a licensed guide whose backcountry CV includes hiking the entire Appalachian Trail and visiting all 35 Catskill peaks over 3500′.
Gray Fox Guiding is expanding opportunities for urbanities to get out and explore New York’s wilderness. Whether you’re looking for an easy day of rolling terrain, or a challenging multi-peak excursion, the team at Gray Fox will create a tailored experience that matches your interests and abilities.
Freestone Expeditions has taken the experience of catskill mountain fly fishing and made it more personal, more experiential and more remote. On their unique two-day outings, clients are led over rugged backcountry trails to the region’s little-known fly fishing spots where they’ll spend the day fishing in glorious solitude.
Retail and Manufacturing
Bush Smarts was born as the love child of tradition and performance; created not only to provide gear and expert know-how, but also to fuel the passion and imagination of those who explore. From their perch above Central Park, the folks at Bush Smarts encourage you to get inspired and begin your walk with legends.
Hatchet Outdoor Supply Co. is a boutique outdoor equipment store, serving the NYC community from their location in Brooklyn Heights. They carry camping and hiking equipment and an impressive selection of heritage clothing and footwear, much of it made in the United States, Canada and Japan.
Teton Backcountry Rentals is the go-to delivery service for backcountry equipment in the Jackson Hole and Yellowstone area. Whether it’s for a summer backpacking or camping trip, or a winter ski tour, they’ve got what you need.
718 Cyclery–a full-service bike shop based in Gowanus, Brooklyn–was founded on the principle of being practitioners of 100+ year old technology, not the guardians of it. Through their engaging series of free workshops, collaborative builds and shop rides, they create an environment where arrogance and attitude have no place. Areas of expertise: adventure cycling, bikepacking, fatbikes.
Event, Content and Creative
OutdoorFest is reshaping the way we experience life in the city. Through inspiration and experience, OutdoorFest is helping New Yorkers maintain their connection with nature and outdoor exploration. OutdoorFest’s largest event is a 10-day festival that takes place each summer in select locations across New York City.
MyHarriman.com was launched with a modest goal: to answer every conceivable question about Harriman State Park and Bear Mountain. If you’re interested in hiking, swimming, boating, camping, skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, cycling, mountain biking, bird watching, picnicking, or kayaking within easy striking distance of New York City, consider a visit to this site.
Nature & Nurture Creative is a multidisciplinary studio with experience in brand identity, graphic design, social media marketing, email marketing, and web design. They have worked with a diverse set of clients in many business sectors, with particular interest in the Outdoor Industry.
Unboring Exploring offers a visual romp through the greater metro area’s wilderness. Using wit and whimsy Krysti Sabins, the site’s author, produces light-hearted video reviews of state and national parks in the northeast and beyond. Fun, engaging, and just a bit campy, the site is sure to offer insights as well as laughs.
Florian Hill, the German-born mountaineer, has split his time over the past few years between New York City and Haines, Alaska. In that time, we’ve gotten to know Florian personally, and have admired his efforts to discover new routes in the borderlands between Alaska and Canada. If you’d like to learn more about Florian, you’ll find our interview with him here.
Sorta Outdoorsy is a weekly newsletter filled with adventure ideas and inspiration for outdoor exploration in New York City and beyond. Trip reviews are written for city dwellers who rely largely on public transit for their escape.
New York Social Network organizes creative and engaging activities for people who like having fun and meeting others while doing it. Whether you’re single or married, new to the city or a long-time New Yorker, their busy calendar of events is sure to provide many ideas on how to spend your free time.
Upstate Dispatch is a resource for those who envision a life beyond the big smoke. Based in New York’s Catskill region, this online newsmagazine shares what it means to live intimately with nature and among a community brought together by the joys and challenges of rural living.
Mo Skel Photography and its principle photographer Morgana Skelton produce work that captures the raw ephemeral beauty of wild, untouched places. From the Catskill’s hidden paths, to quiet Adirondack slow water, to the rugged expanses of the west, her work is a vivid and immersive experience.