Voices from the Trail

Meet This Year’s Stewardship Crew

Each year, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail trains and employs a professional stewardship crew, including a field coordinator and our paid interns. This dynamic team helps us implement projects that improve access, enhance user experience and minimize negative impacts on…

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NFCT Welcomes Race Coordinator, New Board Members

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail has welcomed three new faces to its team: Adirondack Race Coordinator Jordanna Mallach, and board members Brandon Devito and Jess Wilson. “With interest in paddling and outdoor recreation at an all-time high, it’s more important…

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New Film Documents the Charms & Challenges of Lake Champlain

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Over the course of 14 days, a relatively inexperienced paddler named Jordan Rowell kayaked the entire 120-mile length of Lake Champlain. His watery trip from Whitehall, New York to the northern reaches of Missisquoi Bay in Quebec…

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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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Meet the NFCT’s 2021 stewardship crew!

Our stewardship season is officially underway. Two weeks in, projects have been completed in Vermont along the Mad River in Waitsfield and the North Branch Cascades Trail. Under the direction of NFCT Stewardship Director Noah Pollock, the team will tackle…

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“Beta testers” needed for our a new trail app

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail and the Allagash Wilderness Waterway Foundation are partnering with Guthook Guides to create a smart phone based map and guide for our routes. The GPS enabled app will allow users the ability to locate themselves…

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Privilege & opportunity

My first introduction to traveling by canoe came on the Rangeley Lakes section of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail nearly 60 years ago, and it was one of those transformational experiences that set me on a most rewarding path in…

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Brewer takes helm as NFCT board chair; two new board members announced

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail’s Board of Directors has appointed Anne Brewer, of Lake Placid, NY, as its new chair. Brewer takes the helm after three years of leadership from Don Hudson, of Arrowsic, Maine. Hudson will remain on the…

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New trip ideas, maps for 2021 paddling

It sounds like a broken record, but it bears repeating: It’s been a weird, weird year. Like everyone across the country, the staff and volunteers at the Northern Forest Canoe Trail did their best to navigate the circumstances of the…

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Tell Media teams with NFCT, Play ADK, local artists to unveil new downtown storefront

SARANAC LAKE — Tell Media, a local marketing and communications company, has partnered with the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT), Play ADK and local artists and musicians to open a storefront in downtown Saranac Lake. The space, located at 84…

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