Voices from the Trail

Rangeley Oquossoc Adventure Rendezvous Set for June 29-30

A new race is coming to Rangeley Lakes, a two-day paddling challenge that will serve as the anchor event of the new Maine High Peaks PaddleFest. Hosted by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) and dozens of statewide partners, the…

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‘Round the Mountain Race Draws Record Field

The NFCT hosted the 2024 ‘Round the Mountain Canoe & Kayak Race on Saturday, May 11, drawing a record 102 boats for the annual spring paddling tradition. Matthew Skeels of Canton, NY, posted the fastest time of the day, completing…

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Collaborative Effort Aims to “Green Up” Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Vermonters are invited to participate in a collaborative effort to clean up sections of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT) damaged during last summer’s floods. The work will take place on Vermont’s Green Up Day, Saturday, May 4. The LVRT…

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Inaugural Adirondack Youth Paddling Symposium Set for July 15-18

The inaugural Adirondack Youth Paddling Symposium is set for July 15-18 at the Paul Smith’s College Alumni Campground. Presented by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT), Matt Burnett Guiding, St. Regis Canoe Outfitters, Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters and NRS,…

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Practice Safety, Environmental Responsibility During Eclipse

The April 8 total solar eclipse is a once-in-a-lifetime event that will be viewed by millions, many of whom will flock to remote wilderness and rural areas, including much of the Northeast — an exciting moment, to be sure, but…

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‘Round the Mountain Weekend Brings Race, Film Fest to Saranac Lake

The annual ‘Round the Mountain Canoe & Kayak Race is set for Saturday, May 11, part of a full weekend of paddling activities in Saranac Lake. Hosted by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) with support from over a dozen…

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Freshet Film Festival set for April 25 in Concord

The Freshet Film Festival will be hosted at Red River Theatres on Thursday, April 25. Presented by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Contoocook River Canoe Co., New Hampshire Fish & Game and NRS, the festival will showcase paddlesports, outdoor recreation…

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Exploring Maine’s Wilderness on the NFCT

Re-watch the March 13 virtual session, “Exploring Maine’s Wilderness on (and near) the NFCT.” Slide decks from Karrie and Austin’s presentations are available to view/download below. Click here to view/download Karrie’s presentation on the Spencer Stream Trip. Click here to…

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NFCT Expands Stewardship Staff, Offers New Volunteer Opportunities

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) has announced its stewardship programming for the 2024 season, which will be supported by a growing professional staff and provide opportunities for as many as 50 volunteers to help steward the waterways along the…

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NFCT Hiring for Stewardship Season

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) is now hiring to fill out its 2024 stewardship crew. A total of seven positions are available: six paid internships and one crew leader for the Allagash field team. The stewardship crew works with…

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