Film Festival Arrives in Concord

WAITSFIELD, Vt.  The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) is co-hosting Rapid Media’s Reel Reel Paddling Film Festival 2013Paddling Film Festival World Tour 2013 on Thursday, April 18 with the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at the Red River Theatres on South Main Street in Concord. The film festival showcases the best paddling films from around the world. Proceeds from this event support the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. This showing is one of nine screenings of the film festival that NFCT is hosting throughout New York and New England.

This year, Lincoln Canoe & Kayak, maker of handcrafted Lincoln Canoe & Kayakcanoes and kayaks in Freeport, Maine and a famous boat builder in New England, is partnering with NFCT to raffle a light-weight and versatile 2013 Chebeague kayak to be prized at the conclusion of this series of nine screenings. All attendees at the show will have an opportunity to enter a free raffle to win the boat.

As the guardian of the state’s fish, wildlife and marine resources, the New Hampshire Fish and Game department oversees hundreds of access points for boating of all kinds, and offers programs on boating safety and the prevention of the spread of aquatic invasive species.  To learn more visit their boating access website.

The Reel Paddling Film Festival is in its eighth year and features award winning films in 10 categories. The festival inspires people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the paddling lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of wild places.

The films start at 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 18 at the Red River Theatres, 11 South Main Street, Concord, NH. There are no ticket sales for this event through the theatre box office. All tickets for this event must be purchased online or at the door from NFCT/NHF&G.

Following this event, Northern Forest Canoe Trail will be at the New England Paddlesports Show in Durham at the University of New Hampshire from April 19–21. Kittery Trading Post, outfitters since 1938, hosts the show. At the event, NFCT Youth Program Director Roger Poor will present paddling seminar “How NOT to Have a Bad Day”.


The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is the longest paddling trail in the nation and runs from Old Forge, New York through Vermont, Québec, and New Hampshire to Fort Kent, Maine. In 2011 the Trail was named “Best Canoe Trail” by Outside Magazine and in 2012 the magazine named the Trail a “Best East Coast Adventure.”

To learn more about paddling the NFCT, to become a member, and to purchase a guidebook and maps, visit or call 802-496-2285.

Media Contact: Kevin Mack, Director of Partnerships and Marketing
Northern Forest Canoe Trail
802 535-5855,


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