Voices from the Trail

Connecticut River Project Enhances Access, Safety

A popular portage trail and river access on the Connecticut River received a much-needed facelift in June. The NFCT, in partnership with a private landowner, restored the Wyoming Dam portage trail, adding a gravel ramp, installing stone steps and replacing…

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NFCT Stewardship 2024: Investing in the Allagash

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail, in partnership with Maine Bureau of Parks & Lands (BPL), will deploy a stewardship crew this year to focus entirely on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway (AWW), one of the most scenic and remote stretches of…

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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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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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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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New Missisquoi River Access

The NFCT has constructed a new access to the Missisquoi River, providing paddlers, anglers and other users with new opportunities for outdoor recreation. The river access was built this summer by the NFCT’s professional stewardship crew with support from local…

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