Events - Northern Forest Canoe Trail

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Northern Forest Canoe Trail

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P.O. Box 565
Waitsfield, VT 05673

Phone 802-496-2285
Fax 802-329-2239

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02/24/17 - 02/25/17

2017 World Snowshoe Championships

Saranac Lake, NY
Race the coolest courses in the Adirondacks! The 2017 World Snowshoe Championships will be a unique event utilizing both new and known course routes. Please visit website above to learn more about this family-friendly event.

02/24/17 - 02/25/17

Wilderness and Canoe Symposium
Monarch Park Collegiate Auditorium
One Hanson St
Toronto, ON
Email Address:
Listen and share stories with wilderness and canoe enthusiasts from the the US and Canada. Please see website above for program and registration details.

03/04/17 - 03/07/17

Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races

Fort Kent, ME
The Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races are celebrating 25 years of competition. They are hosting three races with a total purse of $43,000: a 30-mile race, a 100-mile race, and the well-known 250-mile race. The 250-mile race is a qualifier for the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest. Please see website above for rules and entry forms.


Quiet Water Symposium
Michigan State University Pavilion

NFCT thru-paddler Mack Truax will be presenting about having kayaked the Northern Forest Canoe Trail…twice! Visit NFCT’s booth to learn more about the trail. Promoting all manner of non-motorized outdoor recreational activities and conservation of our Great Lakes resources the Quiet Water Symposium brings North America’s leading outdoor writers, speakers, adventurers and enthusiasts to the campus of Michigan State University each spring. This event is a great time for campers, hikers, cyclists, sailors, fishermen, paddle sport enthusiasts and all those looking for outdoor adventures. For more information on this event including directions, time and tickets, visit the website above.

03/10/17 - 03/12/17

Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Madison, WI
Canoecopia is the largest paddlesports consumer event in the world, with more than 250,000 square feet of kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards, outdoor equipment and clothing, all at the best prices of the season! Over 110 seminars and clinics make Canoecopia an educational event where you can learn about the perfect gear for your style of paddling, develop skills to get you where you want to go, and discover some of the many places to paddle, both near and far. Visit NFCT’s booth for a raffle and more.

03/10/17 - 03/12/17

Northern Wilderness Travelers Wilderness Paddlers Gathering

Fairlee, VT
The Wilderness Paddlers Gathering began in March 1993 during a blizzard of historic proportions. 2017 marks the 25th Wilderness Paddlers’ Gathering. Come to enjoy gathering with friends and family to share stories, pictures, videos, skills and food with those who love traveling in the woods and on water. NFCT supporter and Maine author Tim Caverly will be presenting. Details to be updated at the website above.


NH Rivers Council 7th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Save the date and check the website above for updates on New Hampshire Rivers Council's 7th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, one of the largest environmental film festivals in the country. The films shown inspire citizens to effect environmental change in their communities and beyond.

05/06/17 - 05/07/17

NY Paddlefest and Outdoor Expo 2017 (Saratoga Springs)
Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company
251 Staffords Bridge Rd
Saratoga Springs, NY
Telephone: (518) 584-3500
America’s largest on-water Canoe, Kayak, SUP, and Outdoor Expo is now a two weekend event! Saratoga Paddlefest will be held May 6th and 7th at Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company's Fish Creek Paddlesports Shop and the downtown Clothing and Footwear Shop on Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Details to be announced at website above.

05/19/17 - 05/21/17

NY Paddlefest and Outdoor Expo 2017 (Old Forge)
Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company
2855 Rt. 28
Old Forge, NY
Telephone: (315) 369-6672
America’s largest on-water Canoe, Kayak, SUP, and Outdoor Expo is now a two weekend event! Adirondack Paddlefest will be held on May 19-21 at Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company's main store campus on the Moose River, with test paddling taking place at Old Forge Pond. Details to be announced at website above.

06/09/17 - 06/11/17

Maine Canoe Symposium
Winona Camps
35 Winona Rd
Bridgton, ME
Telephone: 207-778-0853
Email Address:
Save the date! Established in 1986, the Maine Canoe Symposium is a volunteer-run, nonprofit weekend event held annually at Camp Winona on Moose Pond in Bridgton, Maine. The Symposium allows participants of all ages to develop an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of North American canoeing heritage and to develop canoeing and related skills through educational workshops, presentations, and hands-on instruction. Please see website above for details.

06/24/17 - 06/25/17

Ditch Pickle Classic

Lake Champlain, VT
Email Address:
Save the date for Lake Champlain's exclusive Catch-Photo-Release Tournament for Fly Anglers! Please see website above for details.


Claremont Hotel Lecture Series: PaddleQuest 1500
The Claremont Hotel
22 Claremont Rd
Southwest Harbor, ME
Save the date for Thru-Paddler John Connelly's presentation about his 1500-mile 75-day Solo Canoe and Kayak Expedition which took him through Southwest Harbor.