Northern Forest Explorers
Overnight adventures for kids ages 9-15 on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Spend four-to-six days exploring the Northern Forest, paddling, camping, learning outdoor and leadership skills. Meet new friends, discover new talents and fall in love with the natural wonders of the Adirondack Park in New York, northern Vermont, New Hampshire’s North Country or Maine’s North Woods. A skilled and trusted set of outfitters have led Northern Forest Explorers trips for many years. Check out the list of trips below. Sign up contact the outfitter directly.
Matt Burnett Guiding will once again offer week-long team building trips this summer!
TRIP A: Long Lake to the Crusher, July 10-14 (THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL)
TRIP B: Long Lake to the Crusher, July 24-28
TRIP C: Blue Mountain Lake to Long Lake, Aug. 7-11
The classic Adirondack canoe trip! A 30-mile paddle with only one portage: the infamous Raquette Falls carry. Enjoy the transition from village to wilderness, from motorized waters to the wild beauty of Raquette Falls.
The cost per participant per trip is $600. There is a limited amount of scholarship money available; use the links below to apply.
Scholarship Form (Online)
Scholarship Form (PDF)
For more information, call (518) 524-6441 or email [email protected].
Our friends at NorthWoods Stewardship Center are hosting one trip this summer!
This trip will take place Aug. 14-18 and is intended for kids age 10-16.
Through generous support from individual donors and grant funders, Northern Forest Canoe Trail has a limited number of partial and full scholarships available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To apply for a scholarship, fill out this form. If you would like to support our scholarship fund, make a donation and indicate that it is for Northern Forest Explorers in the Special Notes field.
Being outside is fun, but it’s a whole lot more! Studies show that spending time in nature improves health by lowering stress, and increasing vitamin D absorption, which helps fight certain illnesses. It increases concentration and helps kids be more active addressing obesity and depression. Kids benefit developmentally from being outside too: time spent in nature has been shown to improve creativity, problem solving and social skills. Help your kids get ahead: get them outside!
Northern Forest Explorer Stories
And Into the Forest We Go (2021)
Rendezvous on the Raquette (2019)
5 days on the Saranacs with the Northern Forest Explorers (2019)
Peek into the Life of a Northern Forest Explorer (2016)
Jack Skiff’s LOCALadk Story (2014)
Videos of Past Trips
Thank You to our Partners who Provide Scholarship Support
Long Lake Association, Long Lake Lions, the Rod & Gun Club, H. King and Jean Cummings Trust, the DY Kids Fund, Cloudsplitter Foundation.