Northern Forest Explorers - 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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Northern Forest Explorers

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Northern Forest Explorers: For youth aged 10-14.  Participants go on five-day paddling trips that support outdoor educational experiences, healthy lifestyles, cultivate leadership and teamwork skills, and fosters an understanding of the natural environment.

Program Purpose:  To provide young people an opportunity to develop lasting skills and relationships with the outdoors through recreation.

Personal Account: Northern Forest Explorer Jack Skiff wrote about his participation on trips in the Adirondacks in LOCALadk Magazine Spring 2014. Read about Jack's experience.   

History:  Over 300 young people have participated since 2010.Northern Forest Explorers in front of NFCT kiosk on Rangeley Lake, Maine. 


Remarks from past participants: The reward after a day's paddle.

"This experience was a lifelong one that brought us together and made us long to learn more about our surroundings..."

"I've always lived here and now I can share local benefits..."

"You learn about your friends, yourself, and nature..."

From parents:

"She learned about working with others toward a A participant wonders what's around the next bend.goal..."

"... gained more confidence..."

"...a better leader..."

"...respect for the Outdoors and all it offers..."

Get Involved: Contact us to learn more about Northern Forest Explorers and how you can help connect our young people to the great outdoors.

Contact: Kevin Mack, 802-535-5855,