Back in Time

Learn about the historic Eastern Maine Canoe Trail in this 1997 article by Portland Press Herald writer Tux Turkel.

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Mission Fund

We work year-round for the trail and the people who paddle it. Your donations make that work possible.



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Summer Reflections

2018 stewardship crew leader Sam Righi reflects on his summer on the trail.

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Become part of the Northern Forest paddling community.

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Discovery Awaits

Northern Forest Canoe Trail links the waterways of New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire and Maine.

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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.


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.