What We Do

Inspire Paddlers

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail calls to a sense of adventure, a desire to immerse oneself in the natural world and test personal limits. Those who travel its waters experience beauty, joy, challenges, and the incredible hospitality of the people and communities the trail strings together.

As the organization charged with stewarding this grand adventure, we work to draw people to the Northern Forest Region with the lure of the trail. Once here, we foster connection with the landscapes and communities and encourage patronage for the infrastructure that allows access for all and supports local community resilience.

Steward the Trail

Our Stewardship Program cares for the physical trail along with the essential relationships that allow you to travel safely on our public waterways through private lands. Our professional staff, summer intern crews and volunteer trail maintainers make this resource accessible for recreational use.

Provide Trip Planning Tools

All that you need to get started on your adventure is right here.

  • NFCT maps and guidebook show you how to navigate the rivers lakes and streams of the NFCT.
  • A convenient trip planner tool enables you to plan every detail of your journey along our route before you go.
  • Stories from an exceptional community of paddlers will give you a feel for the experiences that await you.
  • Events and activities across the region help connect paddlers and communities