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u·mi·ak  out·door  out·fit·ters  |   o͞omēˌak   outˌdôr  outˌfidərs



an open Inuit boat that consists of a wooden frame covered with skins and provided with several thwarts: used for transport of goods and passengers.


At Umiak Outdoor Outfitters, you'll find Vermont's premier outdoor adventure destination. Our full-service outfitter shop offers everything from retail sales to safety instruction, tours, rentals, and custom programs. Our team includes some of the most highly trained outdoor enthusiasts in New England, all of whom share a passion for providing exceptional outdoor experiences. Discover the beauty and excitement of Vermont's great outdoors with Umiak Outdoor Outfitters.


Umiak Outdoor Outfitters is a destination for all paddling enthusiasts. Our retail stores stock over 100 models of kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards from the world's top manufacturers. We offer comprehensive boating services with the help of our knowledgeable retail staff. With our online catalog, you can easily browse our vast inventory anytime. We have both new and used boats, suitable for recreational or performance use, catering to everyone's needs. Discover the best way to equip yourself for a lifetime of paddling by visiting us today. Enjoy a test paddle at our Stowe Store, or schedule a demo appointment in Richmond. At Umiak, every day is an opportunity to test our products and ensure they meet your needs. Every day is demo day at Umiak.

Experience the joys of paddling or tubing without the hassle of transportation! Visit our outpost at Waterbury Center State Park and choose from our selection of canoes, kayaks, standup paddleboards, and tubes for rent, or take on the Lamoille and Winooski Rivers with our river trips. Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore Vermont's waters in the most convenient way possible.



Umiak Outdoor Outfitters is the go-to source for backcountry skiing and snowshoeing. We offer everything needed to tackle the trails, from top-of-the-line equipment to expert advice, and knowledge of the best routes and conditions. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, our expert staff will assist in making the most of your time in the majestic Stowe backcountry.

Vermont's winter wonderland offers endless adventures for outdoor enthusiasts. Umiak Outdoor Outfitters offers winter rentals and tours for those looking to explore. With an extensive selection of rental equipment, including snowshoes, cross-country skis, alpine touring skis, sleds, snow tubes, and ice skates, Umiak has everything you need for a winter adventure. Alternatively, our knowledgeable guides will accompany you and ensure that you have the best experience possible. Strap on some snowshoes or skis to explore the backcountry and take in breathtaking views or try tubing down the hills or dog sledding through the snowy terrain.

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