Voices from the Trail

NFCT adds paddling trails, new adventures to Trip Planner tool

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) has updated its Trip Planner tool to include the Penobscot River Paddling Trail as well as the Lamoille, Connecticut and Androscoggin river paddling trails. Additionally, NFCT’s Suggested Trips listing now includes several new itineraries…

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Meet our 2020 interns!

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail’s summer stewardship and mapping work is in full swing. This work would not be possible without the support of our two internship crews. Under the supervision and guidance of NFCT Stewardship Director Noah Pollock and…

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GIS crew tackles mapping work

In late June, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail 2020 GIS team began mapping out the Lower Black River and the Lower Barton River, ending in Newport. The interns also explored a possible connection between the Lamoille and Black Rivers via…

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NFCT launches 2020 stewardship projects

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) will implement stewardship projects in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Quebec and Maine this summer to protect waterways from environmental degradation and improve access for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. NFCT’s stewardship team is…

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Onion Foundation supports Water Trails Network

A grant from the Onion Foundation is helping the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) cultivate a water trails network, a cohort of organizations across the Northern Forest region working to promote paddling opportunities in their communities. This year, the NFCT…

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A message about Celebrate Paddling and COVID-19

June is Celebrate Paddling month in the Adirondacks, but it will look a lot different this year because of COVID-19. Starting three years ago, outfitters, guides, community leaders, students and more have teamed up each June to participate in clinics,…

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AWA cancels 2020 Adirondack Canoe Classic; replacement events possible

The Adirondack Watershed Alliance (AWA), in cooperation with the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT), has decided to cancel the 2020 Adirondack Canoe Classic, originally scheduled for Sept. 11-13. Historically, the event attracts about 1,500 paddlers and supporters to the 90-mile…

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#nfct20: Back to where it started

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. To celebrate this milestone, we’re connecting with the people who helped make the NFCT what it is today. The Northern Forest Canoe Trail, in its physical form, has been…

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NFCT & NRS Virtual Film Fest 2020

COVID-19 upended our 2020 film festival plans, but that won’t stop us from sharing some of our favorite paddling videos with our Northern Forest Canoe Trail friends and supporters. If these films inspire you, please consider a donation in support…

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Wild & Scenic grant supports Missisquoi stewardship

A grant from the Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild & Scenic Committee is supporting Northern Forest Canoe Trail stewardship work on the Upper Missisquoi River. The River Community Grants Program will allow the NFCT stewardship team repair the stone…

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