Paddling Film Festival
See the best recent paddling films during the NFCT tourBuy Tickets
Northern Forest Canoe Trail links the waterways of New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire and Maine.Learn More
Celebrate Paddling in Saranac Lake
Outfitters and guides are hosting more than 40 paddling activities during June in Saranac Lake, New York
Your donations will support stewardship projects taking place across the trail this summerDonate Now
Explore the Northern Forest
Enjoy quiet waters, quaint communities and cozy accommodations along our 740-mile route. Whether you are an avid paddler looking for a wilderness experience or a novice looking to get started close to town, we have the trip for you.
Check back regularly for our most recent updates about trail conditions and improvements to trail infrastructure.
We partner with organizations and businesses that offer services and products along the trail and throughout the Northern Forest.
Suggested Paddling Trips
There are literally hundreds of trips you can do on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Here’s a sampling of some of the best.
This web site was made possible through a grant from the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund.
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is generously supported by the outdoor industry and businesses throughout the Northern Forest and North America.