NFCT Events

Paddler Series

Join fellow community members for a shared paddle along the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, led by experienced and knowledgeable volunteers!

Paddling Film Festival

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail hosts screenings of Rapid Media’s Paddling Film Fest World Tour every spring. We are excited to be able to share the year’s best paddling films with you. Note: This year’s initial slate of film festivals have been cancelled due to COVID-19; check back at a later date for more information.

Missisquoi River Paddle-Pedal

The Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal takes place the third Saturday in June each year. The event combines 6.5 miles of paddling down the Missisquoi River and 5 miles of cycling on the adjacent Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail. Food, music and an awards ceremony finish the day at Davis Park in Richford, Vermont. Note: This year’s Paddle-Pedal has been cancelled due to COVID-19; we will see you next year!

Waterway Work Trips

Get your hands dirty, support the trail and meet people with similar interests. Join us for a weekend working with staff and interns improving portage trails and campsites, building access points or installing safety signage. Meet like minded paddlers. And we always make time for paddling. Register here

Celebrate Paddling

Outfitters and guides come together in June every year to host paddlesport related activities in the northern Adirondacks.

Online Auction

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail’s online auction takes place in November every year. Find great deals on outdoor gear, regional adventures, books and services. Your participation supports our mission.


View a full listing of events along the trail on our calendar.