During the summer of 2007, Noah Pollock worked for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail as one of its first Waterway Stewardship interns. That same summer, he finished his thesis for the University of Vermont titled The Northern Forest Canoe Trail: Economic Impacts and Implications for Sustainable Community Development. Noah has continued to provide trail maintenance leadership every summer as well as community outreach in Vermont for many years. Noah can be reached about the Northern Forest Canoe Trail in Vermont at [email protected].
Where were you born and where do you live now?
I was born in Delmar, New York and now reside in Sharon, Vermont.
Describe your first time in a canoe:
When I was a young kid, my grandpa gave my dad money to buy a Grumman. Me, my parents, and my two sisters spent many family vacations in that canoe before upgrading to a couple of a Wenonah Sundowners!
Most memorable paddling experience:
Kayaking the Grand Canyon.
Favorite place to paddle:
East Branch Pemigewasset River in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Favorite place on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail:
So many! Saranac River below Union Falls, New York and Spencer Lake, Maine.
Favorite item to bring on a paddling trip:
Music! I usually pack a fiddle and guitar.
Aspirations for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail in Vermont:
Vermont has many paddling gems that are under appreciated. I am looking forward to building a community passionate about exploring and stewarding them!
Upcoming NFCT events and initiatives you are most excited about:
Next summer’s Freshet Fest, the Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal Race, and working with 2016 interns.
Anything else you want to add?
I am excited to be part of such a wonderful team with deep roots in our communities!