Win a 20th anniversary Wenonah canoe!
We’re raffling off a special Wenonah Adirondack canoe. Get your tickets today.Buy your tickets
#nfct20: Four women & a big white dog in the Allagash Wilderness
In 2012, Joanne Blondin, three friends and a big white dog paddled the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Joanne shared their story in honor of NFCT’s 20th anniversary.Read on
Trip Planner updates!
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) has updated its Trip Planner tool to include the Penobscot River Paddling Trail as well as the Lamoille, Connecticut and Androscoggin river paddling trails.Learn more
#nfct20: Back to where it started
In honor of our 20th anniversary, learn about our roots from founders Kay Henry and Rob Center.Read on
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.
Business and corporate sponsors
We encourage you to learn more about our partners.
Join volunteers on a trip to one of our favorite spots.
Waterway Work Trips
Join other volunteers and our crew as we work on the Trail.
Support activities along the trail by becoming a member.
Join our team as we work to improve paddling in the Northern Forest.
Learn more about paddling events along the trail.
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 website 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.