Voices from the Trail

Tupper Lake 8-Miler, Celebrate Paddling Invitational set for June 26-27

Paddling enthusiasts of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in two upcoming events, part of the month-long Celebrate Paddling festival: the Tupper Lake 8-Miler and the Celebrate Paddling Invitational. The Tupper Lake 8-miler will take place Saturday,…

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NFCT launches 2021 stewardship season

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) stewardship season is underway. With projects planned across New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, the NFCT’s stewardship crew will work to maintain and enhance access for all paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts along the…

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2021 Virtual Paddling Film Festival

The 16th annual Paddling Film Festival showcases the very best paddling films of the year ­­and is now screening in theaters and living rooms everywhere. For 2021, as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and restricted public gatherings,…

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Still the river flows

It was 2020. A worldwide pandemic had emerged, which changed the nature of school work and play around the globe. And still the river flows. The memory of our really efficient and engaged Northern Forest Explorers trips still bring a…

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‘Round the Mountain set to return May 8

The ‘Round the Mountain Canoe & Kayak is set to return to Saranac Lake on Saturday, May 8. This year, the popular paddling event will be run by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail following its acquisition of the Adirondack Watershed…

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Downriver Paddle Plan and NFCT Flip Flop graphic

We were so thrilled to have so many paddling enthusiasts join us for the April 1 installment of our Virtual Speakers Series — a conversation about paddling the NFCT downstream with Thru-Paddlers Mack Truax and Maggie Gremore. During the session,…

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NFCT auctioning two birch bark canoes

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) will auction off two birch bark canoes this summer in support of stewardship and access projects across the Northeast. The canoes were gifted to the NFCT separately by Jim Henry and Bob and Donna…

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Kokatat celebrates 50th anniversary

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is excited to join long-time partner Kokatat in celebrating their 50th anniversary. Steve O’Meara started Kokatat, then Blue Puma, in 1971, purely as a way to help get people out on the trails and waterways…

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Virtual Speakers Series 2021

It was a year ago that the world had to adjust to a new reality because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For us, that meant canceling film festivals, races, community paddles and other long time traditions — difficult decisions, sure, but…

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NFCT sets 2021 Waterway Work Trip slate

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail invites you to join in one of six Waterway Work Trips across four states this summer. These trips offer paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts a chance to explore the natural world, meet people with similar interests…

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