Help Improve a Maine Waterway this Summer

Waitsfield, Vt.  Canoeing, kayaking, and volunteering? Enjoy this perfect summer with the non-profit Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) which is seeking volunteers for a weekend trail project at the Long Falls Dam Carry on Maine’s Flagstaff Lake on August 2–4.Flagstaff Lake, Maine

Join NFCT’s Trail Crew to improve a canoe and kayak portage that connects Flagstaff Lake with the Dead River. The project includes constructing a stone staircase, a causeway, and canoe and kayak rests.

No experience needed; volunteers will learn hands-on trail maintenance skills. Camping will be arranged near the work site, and time built-in to paddle. Scenery includes views of the Bigelow Range, and paddling over sites where farms and schools once stood before the Long Falls Dam was constructed in 1950.

All meals are included with the cost of the trip ($60 NFCT members, $75 non-members). Participants bring their own camping and paddling gear. Get details and preregister at or contact Walter Opuszynski at 802-496-2285 ext 2.NFCT Trail Maintainer logo

This project is supported by Brookfield Power and the Maine Division of Parks and Public Lands, and will greatly enhance the portage between Flagstaff Lake and the Dead River which are part of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail, 740-miles long including parts of New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire and Maine, is accessible to paddlers of all abilities and is an enriching and exciting way to experience northern New York and New England.


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