Voices from the Trail

Northern Forest Explorers 2022: Big Water

On the day we started, it all seemed like a good idea. We put our boats and gear together at the Saranac Inn boat launch on Upper Saranac Lake, said goodbye to parents and family, and got everything loaded. Ruby…

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NFCT Upgrades Missisquoi River Access in Enosburg Falls

The community boat launch at the Brownway Preserve River Access received a makeover this summer thanks to the NFCT’s professional stewardship crew and a team of local volunteers. The project, a partnership with the Town of Enosburg Conservation Commission, addressed…

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Valcour Island Stewardship Work Addresses Critical Maintenance Needs

The NFCT — with support from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), the Lake Champlain Basin Program and volunteers — has completed long overdue maintenance of campsites on the historic Valcour Island. Valcour Island, located southeast of…

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Better Access, Safety on Connecticut River

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail has completed a series of projects that will improve safe access to the Connecticut River for paddlers and other users, while enhancing the overnight experience at several campsites. Projects included the replacement of a rotten…

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Nulhegan River Campsites Constructed, Revitalized

Campsites along the Nulhegan River got a makeover this summer thanks to the Northern Forest Canoe Trail’s professional stewardship crew and a team of volunteers. This year’s Nulhegan River work included the reconstruction of stone steps at a campsite near…

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Meet This Year’s Stewardship Crew

Each year, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail trains and employs a professional stewardship crew, including a field coordinator and our paid interns. This dynamic team helps us implement projects that improve access, enhance user experience and minimize negative impacts on…

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Lamoille River Projects Enhance Access, Reduce Invasives

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) stewardship crew and community volunteers have completed projects along the Lamoille River that will improve safety and access for all users and minimize negative impacts on the environment. Highlights of the work include the…

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Stewardship Projects Enhance Access to Franklin, Union Falls Ponds

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) has completed a series of stewardship projects that improve access to Franklin Falls Pond and Union Falls Pond and mitigate negative environmental impacts to both water bodies. “These projects are the latest in a…

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Learn How to Identify Invasive Plants in Your Own Backyard

Anyone can help prevent the spread of invasive species, even without leaving  their yard. That’s the gist of the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program’s free webinar “Backyard  Invasives—Identification and Management of Terrestrial Invasive Species,” which will run 10- 11:30 a.m….

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Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal set for July 16

Paddling and cycling enthusiasts will converge in Richford, Vt., on Saturday, July 16, to participate in the Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal event, hosted by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) in partnership with the Upper Missisquoi and Trout River Wild & Scenic…

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