Since our founding in 2000, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail has partnered with communities to create an exceptional paddling trail.
We are a leader in innovative waterway stewardship, helping set the standard for excellence in infrastructure and trail management. Our maps, guidebooks and online resources provide quality trip planning tools for paddlers. We support economic vitality in the Northern Forest by helping paddlers find our trail, as well as the communities and businesses that benefit from their trips. While tracing historic travel routes across the Northern Forest, paddlers discover the region’s history and culture, immerse themselves in inspiring landscapes and connect with the human and natural communities here.
In 2019, our staff and board worked together with community input to plan for the future of the NFCT. This three-year plan is our first step; it sets the organization on a path for sustained management of our trail and growth of waterway access in the Northern Forest region. We will continue to add value for the people and communities we serve and the landscapes and natural resources we steward.
As we embark on our third decade, we reaffirm our commitment to sharing the wonders of the Northern Forest with paddlers by stewarding and promoting the NFCT. We also rise to the challenge of fulfilling our founders’ aspiration that our trail act as the thread linking watersheds and communities of the region. The four strategic pillars highlighted in this report will guide our work.
If you have questions, get in touch: [email protected].
Click the image below to read the report.