ENOSBURG FALLS, Vt. – A new information kiosk for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) was unveiled Friday during a dedication ceremony at the Bridge of Flowers and Light in Enosburg Falls.
"This kiosk will give residents and visitors a taste of the great paddling on the Missisquoi River while sharing the history of the local area," said NFCT Executive Director Kate Williams.
The kiosk is located at the Duffy Hill Road end of the pedestrian Bridge of Flowers and Light over the Missisquoi. The post and beam structure was built and installed with assistance from the Enosburg Falls Public Works Department, the Enosburgh Historical Society and the Missisquoi River Basin Association. The kiosk has a two-sided, color interpretive panel with local information, historic photographs, a map of the 174-mile Vermont/Quebec section of the canoe and kayak trail, and a description of the paddling experience along the Missisquoi.
The NFCT travels on nearly all of the Missisquoi River in Vermont from East Richford to Lake Champlain. At 740 miles, it is the longest inland water trail in the northeast, following traditional American Indian travel routes between Old Forge, New York, and Fort Kent, Maine.
Portage trails linking rivers, streams, lakes and ponds; waterside campsites, and public and private campgrounds make it possible for paddlers and fishermen to spend a weekend, week or more exploring the trail and the communities it flows through.
To learn more about the Northern Forest Canoe Trail visit http://www.northernforestcanoetrail.org or call 802-496-2285.