In the early 80's, prior to moving to the train station, we operated out of a much smaller shop which was located down the road next to a chiropractor's office. We still remember the doctor's clients commenting about the strange smells wafting out of our fiberglass repair shop, which was also our showroom, office, and ... well, our everything.
We've grown from a small canoe rental business that also sold a few boats in the summer to a full-service, year-round paddlesports shop and livery business that takes a small army to run. Few days go by that we don't receive numerous compliments from customers who are overwhelmed by the boat and accessory inventory. Still, we are ever on the lookout for anything new, exciting, unique, and sometimes odd in the paddlesports world.
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We still produce strange smells from our ever improving repair and outfitting shop, where we're usually experimenting with some new repair materials or techniques.
The things born of necessity and refined through use and time seem to be the best, and that's exactly where our boat trailer products come from.
So, if you need a new boat, a new gadget to go with your boat, a trailer or roof rack to haul your boat, to get your boat repaired, or a boat to rent for the day -- Check Us Out!
Most of all, we're like you -- trying to find enough time to paddle, 'cause paddling is the reason we're all here to start with.
We're often asked what landmark to look for to find Blue Mountain Outfitters. Well, the fact of the matter is, we are the landmark -- the historic Marysville train station. Our home was built at the turn of last century. At approximately the same time, another area land mark was constructed just downstream on the Susquehanna, the Rockville Bridge, the longest stone arch railroad bridge in the world.
The train station served as a hub of the Pennsylvania Railroad in the Capital Region until passengers service was discontinued in the mid 50's. First the train station was offered to the Borough of Marysville for a sum of $1.00, but to the regret of today's residents, the offer was turned down. A lengthy period of revolving ownership and uses followed; including: a lumberyard, an antique shop, an opticians shop, a small engine repair shop, and the one most remembered -- a drive-through beer distributor. After moving from another location, Blue Mountain took up residence in 1988 and purchased the building in 1992. We're here to stay!
You'll still find evidence of the old Pennsylvania Railroad Days, and maybe a beer bottle or two (from the distributor days, of course), but today it is a paddler's shop!