Voices from the Trail

‘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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Northern Forest Explorers: Big Water, Small Paddlers

Our trip began in sunny weather on a Monday morning in late June. Our new Northern Forest Explorers t-shirts came in and they looked sharp. For this trip, we had quite a few people who had not done this route…

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Of Rivers & Resilience: Stewardship Season in Review

Each year, I approach our stewardship season with both excitement and trepidation. Will permits and funding fall into place? Will our interns and volunteers perform effectively? Will our infrastructure function as planned? And will the weather cooperate? I’m happy to report that…

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From the Interns: A Community Adventure

Whenever somebody asks me how my summer was, my answer always starts with, “An adventure.” How can I trim down all the amazing places, experiences, and people I met to just one short answer? Writing this was a challenge, and…

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From the Interns: The Power Of Community

As a lover of the outdoors, construction and community, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail stewardship internship seemed like a once in a lifetime opportunity — even though it would mean I wouldn’t go home to Texas or see much of…

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From the Interns: Becoming Part of Something Greater

For Native Americans, canoes were not only utilized for transportation and trade but also symbolized a sense of community and a way of gathering. Likewise, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail isn’t just a paddling route but is a community dedicated…

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