Back in Time
Learn about the historic Eastern Maine Canoe Trail in this 1997 article by Portland Press Herald writer Tux Turkel.Read Story
We work year-round for the trail and the people who paddle it. Your donations make that work possible.
2018 stewardship crew leader Sam Righi reflects on his summer on the trail.Read More
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Northern Forest Canoe Trail links the waterways of New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire and Maine.Learn More
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.
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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.