Voices from the Trail

Aaren Harris: Navigating the NFCT with FarOut

My husband, Chris, my son, Rewan, and I began section paddling the Northern Forest Canoe Trail in June of 2018, when Rew had just turned 4. We knew we wanted to do a long canoe adventure and Rew had grown…

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NFCT Teams with FarOut Guides for Paddling App

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT), in partnership with FarOut Guides, has launched a new trail app, just in time for the beginning of paddling season. The new GPS-enabled guide features over 1,400 waypoints, site photos and several base maps,…

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#nfct20: Gobsmacked by the NFCT

Through-paddling the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) not only made me an author, it turned me into a bridesmaid. On that fateful freshet day in March, a decade ago, I had wandered into a presentation about the Northern Forest Canoe…

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#nfct20: Mapping a path forward

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…

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New NFCT interpretive panels at Mansonville Landing

River enthusiasts will be greeted with new interpretive material at a kiosk in Mansonville, Quebec. The signs were installed by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) with support from local organizations and volunteers. The two panels, set up on a…

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#nfct20: Back to where it started

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. To celebrate this milestone, we’re connecting with the people who helped make the NFCT what it is today. The Northern Forest Canoe Trail, in its physical form, has been…

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#nfct20: A perfect match

Katina Daanen and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail were destined for each other long before the trail came into existence. As a kid, Katina spent her summers swimming in Shell Lake and making camps along the shores of Ada Lake…

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Cold water paddling: Neoprene

Paddling & COVID-19: Getting outside and active, even for short periods, is good for your mental and physical health. That said, we’re all in this together, and we must be responsible — avoid crowds, stay close to home, be prepared…

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Cold water paddling: Athletic attire

Paddling & COVID-19: Getting outside and active, even for short periods, is good for your mental and physical health. That said, we’re all in this together, and we must be responsible — avoid crowds, stay close to home, be prepared…

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Basics of dressing for cold weather paddling

Paddling & COVID-19: Getting outside and active, even for short periods, is good for your mental and physical health. That said, we’re all in this together, and we must be responsible — avoid crowds, stay close to home, be prepared…

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