Trail Signs to be Dedicated in Maine

WAITSFIELD, Vt. – Dedications in Rockwood on May 12 and Dead River Township on May 14 will unveil freshly installed Northern Forest Canoe Trail interpretive stations.  These dedications are the result of a successful collaboration between officials from local communities, the interested public and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) organization.

The dedication in Rockwood takes place on May 12, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm at the Kineo boat launch. On May 14 from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm a dedication will take place at the Long Falls Dam overlook near Flagstaff Lake.  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 contact NFCT Trail Director, Walter Opuszynski at (802)498-4506.


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 or call 802-496-2285.

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


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