NFCT Paddler Series - Free Guided Trips - 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
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NFCT Paddler Series - Free Guided Trips

Northern Forest Canoe Trail Paddler Series
Guided Paddling Trips

Missisquoi River - Credit Chris Gill

Looking for a friendly group paddling opportunity? Our volunteer-led guided day trips are open to paddlers of all skill levels. These are intimate group paddles designed for fun. Volunteer leaders provide peer-to-peer instruction and tours of rivers and lakes they frequent. Bring your own canoe or kayak and paddling gear. Leaders may sometimes be able to provide a loaner canoe or match participants with another paddler in a tandem canoe.

  • Trips typically start in the morning unless noted otherwise.
  • Trip durations are 2-6 hours depending on the location.
  • Specific site locations may vary according to wind and weather.
  • To RSVP and for more trip details, contact the trip leader.
  • Release form: Participants must sign a waiver before each trip. Follow the appropriate link below for the trip you plan to join.

Sunday, Oct. 9
Nulhegan River Paddle and Clean-up
Start location TBA, Nulhegan River, VT
Join river enthusiasts on a Sunday afternoon paddle along a scenic section of the Nulhegan River in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Peak fall colors should abound! While on the water we will be stopping to remove a long abandoned paddle-boat. Then, consider staying for dinner around a campfire and night under the stars at a new trail and campsite developed along the river.
Skill level: Intermediate
Release form: All participants must sign this formADULT     MINOR
Email trip leader to sign-up: Noah Pollock

Monday Oct. 10
Hut Raising on the Nulhegan River
On Monday morning, in partnership with the Vermont River Conservancy and an instructor from the Yestermorrow School, we'll be raising a new timber framed hut! For more information and to RSVP (required by October 4th) contact Noah Pollock.
Skill level: Beginner
Email trip leader to sign-up: Noah Pollock


To be alerted of future paddling opportunities, add your contact information to Northern Forest Canoe Trail's email list. Send your first and last name and email address to with "Add Me to Email List in the subject line.