Voices from the Trail

NFCT to auction 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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Virtual Canoecopia set for March 12-14

Canoecopia, one of the biggest paddlesports events of the year, is set to take place virtually March 12-14. In a normal year, Canoecopia brings together paddling enthusiasts from around the world for three days of seminars, clinics, expos and more….

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NFCT, AWA moving forward on transition

The Adirondack Watershed Alliance (AWA) is on track to complete the transfer of its activities and events to the care of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) for the upcoming paddling season. Brian McDonnell, long time AWA race director and…

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Update on 2021 events & activities

Last year at this time, the team at the Northern Forest Canoe Trail announced details about Film Festival dates, Waterway Work Trips, the Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal, Celebrate Paddling month and all of the Adirondack Watershed Alliance events and activities, including the…

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#nfct20: Reflecting on the past & looking ahead

As the Northern Forest Canoe Trail celebrates its 20th anniversary, we’re sharing stories that highlight the progress the trail and our organization have made over the last two decades. Earlier this year, we interviewed Kay Henry and Rob Center for part…

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Privilege & opportunity

My first introduction to traveling by canoe came on the Rangeley Lakes section of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail nearly 60 years ago, and it was one of those transformational experiences that set me on a most rewarding path in…

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Brewer takes helm as NFCT board chair; two new board members announced

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail’s Board of Directors has appointed Anne Brewer, of Lake Placid, NY, as its new chair. Brewer takes the helm after three years of leadership from Don Hudson, of Arrowsic, Maine. Hudson will remain on the…

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