Voices from the Trail

740 Miles with Bunji the Blue Dog

April 2022. T-minus three months until the start of our Northern Forest Canoe Trail thru-paddle. I had always dreamed of having a dog to be my best friend and adventure buddy.  I dreamed of a rugged working dog who could…

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NFCT Seeking Interns for 2023 Season

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) is seeking three interns for its 2023 stewardship program. NFCT stewardship interns work with staff and volunteers to complete projects along the 740-mile waterway trail that traverses New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire and…

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Adirondack Paddling Symposium set for June 16-19

Registration is open for the 2023 Adirondack Paddling Symposium, June 16-19 in Saranac Lake. Presented by NRS and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, the Symposium is a comprehensive weekend of paddling instruction for beginners and intermediates, and includes course tracks…

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The 90-Miler at 40: Call for Submissions

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Adirondack Canoe Classic, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail is seeking submissions for a commemorative coffee table book. Stories must be short — 300 to 400 words — and ideally be accompanied by…

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Stewardship Work Improves Access to Otter Creek

The Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife (Department), Hermit Woods Trailbuilders and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) teamed up this past fall to implement a series of stewardship projects that will provide enhanced access to Otter Creek. The Department…

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Favorite Trips: Raquette Lake’s Outlet Bay

Continuing the NFCT’s Best of 2022 series, our Favorite Trips series features short stories from staff, board members and friends highlighting some recommended paddling routes. If you have a favorite trip to share on our blog and social media, email [email protected] Expansive…

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Reflecting on Camaraderie, Self-Sufficiency

When I decided to accept my internship with the Northern Forest Canoe trail, I thought that I was choosing to do something fun and exciting with my summer, which would only tangentially relate to the professional skills and competence that…

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Giving Back to Your Canoe Trail

Here in the northeast we are blessed with the annual turning of the seasons. At each juncture I sense the miracle of our landscape’s ability to support us with its beauty and bounty. It’s the same every year, yet I…

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Best of 2022: A Beautiful Birthday Paddle

The NFCT’s Best of 2022 series features short stories from staff, board members and friends highlighting their favorite paddles of the year, both on and off the canoe trail. If you have a favorite trip to share on our blog…

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Best of 2022: Escape from New York

The NFCT’s Best of 2022 series features short stories from staff, board members and friends highlighting their favorite paddles of the year, both on and off the canoe trail. If you have a favorite trip to share on our blog…

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