Events & Activities

Adirondack Canoe Classic

The Adirondack Canoe Classic — known as the 90-Miler — is an Adirondack tradition dating back over three decades. The annual event, which takes place over three days in September, takes paddlers from Old Forge, NY, to Saranac Lake, NY, the first 90 miles of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

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Celebrate Paddling

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

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Long Lake Long Boat Regatta

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail closes out the 2021 Adirondack race series by partnering with Long Lake Recreation and Tourism to host the Long Lake Long Boat Regatta every September.

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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.

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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.

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Paddling Film Festival

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail traditionally hosts screenings of Rapid Media’s Paddling Film Fest World Tour every spring; this year’s festival is virtual.

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Paddler Series

Join fellow community members for a shared paddle along the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, led by experienced and knowledgeable volunteers. Check back regularly for upcoming trips.

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‘Round the Mountain Canoe & Kayak Race

The ‘Round the Mountain Canoe & Kayak Race is an Adirondack favorite, taking place annually on the second Saturday of May — the unofficial kickoff event of the Adirondack paddling season.

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Virtual Speakers Series

Every year, we team up with NRS and other partners to host virtual sessions highlighting trips, experiences, stewardship work and much more. These events are scheduled throughout the year; check back regularly for the latest installments.

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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.

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