Swanton To Get Regional Trail Sign

Press Release
April 18, 2012

Swanton to Get Regional Trail Sign

WAITSFIELD, Vt. – A dedication in Swanton on Saturday April 21st at 10am will unveil a new trail kiosk for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.  The kiosk, to be located just below the Swanton dam, is the result of a successful collaboration between officials from Swanton Village and Town, the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, the interested public and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) organization.

This is the 7th information kiosk for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail in Vermont.  The kiosk, including wonderful images of the area, is a celebration of the regions cultural and natural history and will help 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.

The dedication takes place from 10-10:30 at the Swanton Dam, just upstream from the Route 78 bridge.  The dedication will be followed by a leisurely paddle through the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge for those that are interested.

For more information about this event contact Noah Pollack at 802 540-0319.

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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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