Connections Across Maine
Canoe and Kayak magazine is doing a three-part series about paddling in Maine.Read More
Win a Northstar canoe
Enter our raffle to win either a Northstar Polaris tandem or Trillium solo canoe.Learn More
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.
Business and corporate sponsors
We encourage you to learn more about our partners
Paddling Film Festival
See the best paddling films of the year
Resources for planning a safe paddling trip.
Plan a Trip
Try our interactive trip planner
Become a member
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Join us on stewardship and GIS projects
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.