Celebrate Paddling Invitational & Tupper Lake 8-Miler
Don’t miss a weekend of paddling events and races in the Adirondacks!Learn more
Birchbark canoe auction
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) will auction off two birchbark canoes this summer in support of stewardship and access projects across the Northeast.Learn more
Virtual Paddling Film Fest
The 16th annual Paddling Film Festival showcases the very best paddling films of the year and is now screening in theaters and living rooms everywhere.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.
Business and corporate sponsors
We encourage you to learn more about our partners.
Adirondack Canoe Classic
Learn more about the 90-Miler paddling race.
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.