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In the News

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is featured in a variety of local, regional, national, and international news sources.

Origins of the Trail

The Magnificent Obsession of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail
New York Times writer Paul Schneider writes about the history of the trail shortly after it is officially dedicated in 2006.

A Long and Winding Journey on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail
Appalachian Mountain Club writer Joe Carberry writes about the trail founders and early efforts that make the NFCT a reality.

Exploring the Eastern Maine Canoe Trail
Portland Press-Herald writer Tux Turkel paddles and writes about the Eastern Maine Canoe Trail, a precursor to the NFCT that was rediscovered by Native Trails.

The Longest Canoe Trail in the Northeast Marks its First Decade
New Hampshire Public Radio provides an overview of the trail.

Trip Stories

Connections Across Maine – Part 1: Lakes and Mountains

Canoe and Kayak magazine staffers explore Flagstaff Lake on a camping trip led by NFCT thru-paddler Zand Martin and joined by executive director Karrie Thomas.

Connections Across Maine – Part 2: Kennebec Valley

Canoe and Kayak magazine staffers join executive director Karrie Thomas and stewardship director Noah Pollock on a trip down the Dead River.

Connections Across Maine – Part 3: The Highlands

Canoe and Kayak magazine staffers join NFCT thru-paddler Zand Martin and executive director Karrie Thomas on a trip to Lobster Lake.


One Woman’s 53-day journey on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail 

Laurie Chandler becomes the first woman to paddle the trail solo in a canoe.

Go with the flow

A father and son from Gorham complete a 740-mile canoe adventure, traveling from New York to Maine.

Connecting the NFCT to the Maine Island Trail

Maine paddler finishes 1,500-mile voyage in 70 days