Richford to Get Regional Trail Sign

WAITSFIELD, Vt. – A dedication in Richford on May 19 at 1:00 pm will unveil a new trail kiosk for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.  The kiosk, to be located in Davis Park, is the result of a successful collaboration between officials from Richford, the interested public and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) organization.

This is the eighth information kiosk for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail in Vermont.  These kiosks include wonderful images of the area, a celebration of the region’s cultural and natural history and information to guide paddlers along this internationally known water trail that stretches from Old Forge, New York to Fort Kent, Maine.

Thanks to a grant from the Northern Border Regional Commission, NFCT was able to coordinate with local officials and the public to design 19 different interpretive panels that will be located along the Trail.  The interpretive panels focus on each location’s unique history and characteristics, including a map showing that spot’s location along the NFCT.  Text and images were developed by local committees.

For more information about this event contact Walter Opuszynski at (802)498-4506.

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The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is a 740-mile inland 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 about paddling the NFCT, to become a member, and to purchase a guidebook and maps, visit http://www.northernforestcanoetrail.org 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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