TrailspaceBelgrade Lakes, ME
Trailspace is a gear review site by and for outdoor enthusiasts. Anybody can use Trailspace to find and share the best outdoor gear.
We are a worldwide community of outdoor enthusiasts who share our first-hand, independent reviews of gear, apparel, and footwear for hiking, backpacking, camping, climbing, paddling, skiing, and trail running.
With your help, the Trailspace community is working together to build the best resource for finding and selecting gear for human-powered backcountry recreation.
Maine Adventure CompanyBrunswick, ME
We pride ourself on being the top camper van RV rental experience in the northeast! Our vans are off-grid, all season, and off-road designed. Renting our camper vans allows visitors to experience our great wilderness more freely than other alternatives while providing a sense of comfort and security.
Sperry General StoreSouth Portland, ME
Sperry General Store is a décor and gift-focused shop specializing in vintage style travel posters, prints and handcrafted artisan items.
Their style is inspired by graphic Art Deco, specifically the Swiss poster design of the 1920s and 1930s. The woodworking and metal design is inspired by the Shaker and mission style of the American Arts and Crafts movement.
A husband and wife team, Liza Kelley Sperry owns SGS alongside her partner, Patrick Sperry. Liza designs the print and poster side of things while Patrick crafts the woodworking and metal products. They both have their BFA’s in Graphic Design from Maine College of Art & Design, and work outside of their home studio in South Portland, Maine. Liza grew up in Monson, in the Borestone mountain region where she roamed around 500 acres of family owned land. Her work is deeply inspired from the natural beauty of this area.
Acadia, Casco Bay, Katahdin, Moosehead Lake and Onawa are just a few of the locations highlighted in their work. Through their love of Maine and it’s natural beauty, they donate 1% of their sales to environmentally focused organizations throughout the state—including the Natural Resources Council of Maine and the Nature Conservancy of Maine.
Sustainably focused, Sperry General Store uses eco-friendly paper, products and materials where possible and keep water use to a minimum with printing. Woodworking products are made with a combination of reclaimed wood throughout the state along high quality spruce. They also source organic, sustainable and biodegradable products in their packaging and production materials.
Their shop includes offset printed posters, prints, cards, stationery, totes, apparel metal and woodworking items. All products are made and printed in Maine and New England.
Kindling CollectivePortland, ME
Kindling Collective is a queer-centered gear library creating an accessible pathway to outdoor experiences in Maine (Wabanaki Confederacy Territory). We aim to build community and support folks in the greater Portland area in building and sustaining relationships with the natural world. Kindling Collective will be a space where members can check out the gear they need for camping, hiking, and backpacking adventures. We will offer outdoor classes, guided trips, and office hours for trip planning. Library patrons will pay an income-based, sliding-scale member fee which will provide access to gear checkout, discounted classes and trips, and trip planning/gear repair open-library hours.
Cairn Consulting GroupBryant Pond, ME
We are a market research consulting firm that focuses on outdoor recreation and hospitality, which includes helping outdoor brands boost their profile, engage their constituency to a greater degree, and develop their marketing and strategic planning.
Reclaimed Maine Co.Windham, ME
Reclaimed Maine Co. is a one-woman small business, featuring handmade home goods, apparel, and more inspired by our love of Maine’s lakes, pines and coastlines. Using the outdoors as inspiration, each product is custom designed in hopes that they can inspire exploration and give back to the environment. To us, ‘Reclaimed’ embodies our sustainable mission: our commitment to sourcing eco-conscious materials, giving back to local environmental non-profits, and reclaiming a love for the outdoors.
<$1M Annual Revenue
Mahoosuc Guide ServiceNewry, ME
Polly Mahoney and Kevin Slater, founders of Mahoosuc Guide Service, are two of the very few guides who make their living as year-round, full-time professional wilderness guides for over 33 years now. Both are Master Maine Guides with extensive experience guiding in Nunavut, Nunavik, Eeyoustis (Cree Territory) Alaska and the Yukon Territory. They are also leaders in the field of developing cultural tours with various Indigenous communities (Wabanaki, Cree, Inuit). We specialize in overnight guided canoe trips on Maine northern rivers such as the Allagash, East and West Branch of the Penobscot and the St. John. All trips are owner-guided and most are suitable for beginners.