Northern Forest Canoe Trail Kiosk Added to Fryeburg Visitor Center

FRYEBURG, Maine – A new information kiosk for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) was unveiled during a dedication ceremony Wednesday at the State Visitor Information Center in Fryeburg.
“Our organization is greatly honored to be asked to create an information kiosk at a State Visitor Information Center,” said NFCT Co-Founder Rob Center. “The kiosk will give travelers visiting western Maine the opportunity to learn about the great canoeing and kayaking that exists on the Trail just north of here. The natural scenery, paddling trips and camping options in Maine and New Hampshire are among the best on the trail.”
The kiosk is a post and beam structure holding a 16-foot canoe with an information panel describing the 347-mile Maine section of the trail and the remainder of the route through New Hampshire, Vermont and New York.
The 740-mile paddling trail is the longest of its kind in the northeast, and follows the traditional American Indian travel routes of the region. Portage trails linking rivers, lakes and ponds; waterside campsites, and state park campgrounds make it possible for canoeists, kayakers and fishermen to spend a weekend, week or more exploring the trail and the communities it flows through.
In Maine, the trail winds through the Rangeley Lakes region to Flagstaff Lake, Spencer Stream, the Moose River and Moosehead Lake before reaching the West Branch of the Penobscot River, the Allagash Wilderness Waterway and the eastern terminus at Fort Kent on the St. John River.

The Maine Tourism Association, Maine Lakes & Mountains Tourism Council, L.L. Bean and Hancock Lumber provided support for construction of the new kiosk. Other NFCT Maine kiosks are located in Rangeley, Eustis, Greenville, Rockwood and Fort Kent.
To learn more about the Northern Forest Canoe Trail visit or call 802-496-2285.


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