Paddle in the Northern Forest Canoe Trail’s Annual 740 Miles in One Day on July 28th

Waitsfield, Vt. The 3rd Annual 740 Miles in One Day, sponsored by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) VermontCanoeis being held on Saturday, July 28. Paddlers are encouraged to put-in anywhere along the NFCT route and to cover any distance along the entirety of the 740 miles of the canoe trail from Old Forge, New York to Fort Kent, Maine. The purpose of the event is to encourage more people to take up paddles and get out on the Trail that, in 2011, Outside Magazine named its “Best Canoe Trail”. Paddle anywhere and any distance. The goal is to paddle a collective 740 miles—also the length of the Trail—by accounting for all miles paddled on one day that are voluntarily shared with the organization.

NFCT promotes local businesses that cater to paddlers and encourages vacationers and residents alike to visit their local paddling store or outfitter and paddle the NFCT on July 28. For more information on local outfitters, shuttles, and boat and gear rentals, visit:

This year, the organization is offering an incentive to paddlers who register their miles. Every submission of a name and email address along with the miles paddled will be entered into a drawing for a personalized wood canoe paddle by Carlisle Paddles.

To learn more, visit and to register, email your name, the names and email addresses of your paddling companions, along with your total miles paddled to [email protected].

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.


The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is a 740-mile long paddling trail tracing historic travel routes across New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire and Maine. Northern Forest Canoe trail Inc. is internationally regarded as the preeminent water trail organization in North America and connects people to the Trail’s natural environment, human heritage, and contemporary communities by stewarding, promoting and providing access to canoe and kayak experiences along this route.

To learn more, visit or call 802 496-2285.

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


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