Voices from the Trail

Matching gift to support NFCT’s AWA acquisition

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) has received a $20,000 gift to assist with its acquisition of Adirondack Watershed Alliance events and activities. John and Deanna Sammon of Raquette Lake announced their pledge following a joint press release from NFCT…

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We’re raffling off TWO Northstar canoes

Our friends at Northstar have donated TWO canoes to kick off our 20th anniversary raffle series: a Northstar Polaris and a Northstar Trillium. Drawing is May 4. When you buy raffle tickets, you’re supporting NFCT stewardship and programming. Click here…

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Maine Canoe Symposium 2020

In 1889, a man standing in the bank of the Penobscot River was said to have observed E.M. White descending a rapid in a new, state of the art canoe.  A canoe made from cedar strips, steam-bent ash ribs, skinned…

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Big time trip planning update

If you’re a ski-junky like me, you’re probably not quite ready to plan out your summer paddling adventures. (Winter really just arrived here in the Adirondacks.) But I often find myself planning new ski adventures as early as August, sometimes…

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Adventuring off the beaten trail with Ron Canter

In January 2020, we caught up with Ron Canter. Ron and his comrades at Native Trails, Mike Krepner and Randy Madres are credited with bringing the original idea of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail to organizational founders Kay Henry and…

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Betterment Fund supports community engagement in Maine

A grant from the Betterment Fund is supporting the Northern Forest Canoe Trail’s (NFCT) continued participation in the High Peaks Initiative, a collaboration of local, regional, and national organizations working in Maine’s High Peaks region to protect important natural resources,…

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AWA to transfer events, activities to NFCT

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) and the Adirondack Watershed Alliance (AWA) are working towards a transfer of AWA events and activities, including the Adirondack Canoe Classic, to NFCT’s care by the launch of the 2021 paddling season. AWA, managed…

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NFCT publishes 2020-2022 strategic plan

Since our founding in 2000, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail has partnered with communities to create an exceptional paddling trail. We are a leader in innovative waterway stewardship, helping set the standard for excellence in infrastructure and trail management. Our…

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Membership renewal prize drawings

This year, we’ll be offering renewing members a chance to win some great prizes. At the end of every quarter, members who renewed will be entered into a prize drawing for a chance to win a $250 Kokatat gift certificate…

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Pearsall Foundation supports trip scholarships for kids

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) is grateful to the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation for its support of the Northern Forest Explorers (NFE) program. NFE connects kids with the outdoors in a powerful, immersive way. Our guided NFE…

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