NFCT Waterway Work Trips - Northern Forest Canoe Trail

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Waitsfield, VT 05673

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NFCT Waterway Work Trips


Going on an NFCT Waterway Work Trip (WWT) is a terrific way to get involved! These weekend outings offer hands-on trail maintenance along the scenic Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Spencer Lake 2010 WWT Group, by NFCTCamping is arranged near work sites, and time always built in to paddle.

Participants do hands-on trail maintenance. Camping is arranged near work sites, and time is always built in to paddle.

Work trip registration fees ($60 member/$75 nonmember fee per person) covers food costs. Meals include Friday dinner, all Saturday meals, and Sunday breakfast.

Paddlers bring their own camping and paddling gear. We can help connect you to an outfitter if you need to rent any equipment.

View project locations and access details on our WWT Interactive Map. Space is limited to 6 people per work trip unless otherwise noted. Click on the links below to register today!

WWT: Missisquoi River, VT July 4-6
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Projects will focus in and around the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge (NFCT Map 4), home of Vermont's largest delta (the Bird's Foot Delta) and Vermont's largest Heron rookery. Projects will include:

  • Performing user surveys
  • Monitoring the Heron rookery
  • Constructing a paddler aquatic invasive wash station

Click Here for more Missisquoi River WWT details

Click Here for a Google Map of the project location

 

WWT: Upper Ammonoosuc River, NH July 11-13
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The Upper Ammonoosuc River (NFCT Map 7) is a hidden gem. It is a wonderful beginner river for paddlers, flowing through silver maple drapped shores and ripirian areas. This WWT will involve work at both the Normandeau and Cordwell Campsites. There is a total of 8 miles of river paddling involved between Gord's Corner Store and the town of Stark, NH. Projects will include:

  • Installation of a Clean-Drain-Dry Wash Station for Paddlers
  • Installation of 2 campsite sign-in boxes
  • Installation of a picnic table
  • Installation of 2 fire rings

Click Here for more Upper Ammonoosuc River WWT details

Click Here for a Google Map of Friday and Saturday's project location

Click Here for a Google Map of Sunday's project location

 

WWT: Rangeley Lakes Regional Logging Museum Lean-to, ME July 25-27
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We return to the Rangeley Lakes Regional Logging Museum (NFCT Map 8)! For this WWT we will focus efforts on starting the construction of a new lean-to. We will also have the time to participate in festivities that occur as part of the museum's Logging Festival. (We'll see if we can top last year's parade float!). Projects will include:

  • Lean-to construction
  • Side hilling
  • Minor trail work to Gull Pond Stream Portage

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Click Here for a Google Map of the project location


WWT: Rangeley Lakes Regional Logging Museum Lean-to, ME August 1-3
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Join us at our second weekend at the Rangeley Lakes Regional Logging Museum (NFCT Map 8)! For this WWT we will focus efforts on completing construction of a new lean-to. Projects will include:

  • Lean-to construction
  • Side hilling
  • Minor trail work to Gull Pond Stream Portage

Click Here for more RLRLM WWT details

Click Here for a Google Map of the project location

 

WWT: Raquette River Retainer Wall, NY August 8-10
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The Raquette River (NFCT Map 2) flows through a beautiful stretch of virtually undeveloped shoreline between Long Lake and the Saranac Lakes. Just after Raquette Falls is the Palmer Lean-to where a majority of this WWT will take place reconstructing a log retainer wall that has eroded over the years. If you like working with wood and being in the backwooods, this WWT is for you. 

  • Rebuilding a log retainer wall
  • Minor trail work

Click Here for more Raquette River WWT details

Click Here for a Google Map of the project location

Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions.  If you have a question, don't hesitate to contact Trail Director Walter Opuszynski at (802) 496-2285(802) 496-2285 ext 2 or Walter@NorthernForestCanoeTrail.org.

 

Highgate WWT Group Photo

2009 Highgate Falls WWT

Group Raquette Falls

2013 Interns and Volunteers at Raquette Falls