Paddlers Log 1,600+ Miles for Northern Forest Canoe Trail Challenge


For Immediate Release
July 27, 2010

Contact: Kate Williams, Executive Director
Northern Forest Canoe Trail
802-496-2285 or [email protected]NFCT 740 Miles in a Day Paddle Challenge by Nancy Marshall Communications

WAITSFIELD, Vt. – Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) paddlers recently logged more than twice the number of miles needed to meet the goal of a trail-wide challenge on the 740-mile water route

On Saturday, July 24, canoeists and kayakers contributed 1,648 miles during the "740 Miles in One Day Challenge." Two hundred forty-three people paddled on lakes, ponds, rivers and streams in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine to surpass the goal of accumulating the total mileage of the trail.

The event was part of the NFCT 10th Anniversary Paddlers Rendezvous held in Rangeley, Maine. Solo and tandem paddlers, families, summer campers, paddling clubs, outfitters, and guides along the trail enjoyed a day on the NFCT to help achieve the goal.

"The event was a fun way for people along the trail to be a part of our anniversary weekend, and we were thrilled to have a great turnout," said NFCT Executive Director Kate Williams.

Paddlers in Maine logged 922 miles, paddlers in New York logged 568 miles, paddlers in New Hampshire contributed 128 miles, and participants in Vermont added 30 miles. Paddlers reported their mileage to NFCT staff by e-mail, phone and texting.

The total mileage was announced Saturday during an anniversary party and dinner at Saddleback Maine resort. For more information about canoeing or kayaking on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail call 802-496-2285 or visit


About the Northern Forest Canoe Trail: The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is a 740-mile inland paddling trail tracing historic travel routes across New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine. NFCT, 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.


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