World Film Tour Coming to Tupper Lake, New York

WNorthern Forest Canoe Trail logoaitsfield, Vt.  The Northern Forest Canoe Trail and The Wild Center are bringing the Reel Paddling Film Festival’s World Tour 2012 to Tupper Lake, New York on July 27 at 7:00 pm.  The film festival showcases the best paddling films from around the world.  Proceeds from the event support the Northern Forest Canoe Trail and The Wild Center.

The Reel Paddling Film Festival features award winning films in ten categories.  The festival, in its sixth year, inspires people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the lifestyle and Reel Paddling Film Festival logoappreciate the heritage of the wild places around the world.  The festival can be seen in over 100 cities worldwide.

Local sponsors, The Wild Center and Northern Forest Canoe Trail, look to bring The Wild Center logoattention to recreational paddling locally and along the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, the nation’s longest water trail stretching from Old Forge, New York to Fort Kent, Maine.  In 2011 the Trail was named “Best Canoe Trail” by Outside Magazine.  Local outfitter Raquette River Outfitters is also sponsoring the event to help promote the region and paddling in the Adirondacks.

In addition to the Reel Paddling Film Festival movies, “Through Paddle” a documentary by Adirondack Daily Enterprise outdoors writer Mike Lynch will be shown.  The film follows him as he takes on the challenge of the 740-mile long Northern Forest Canoe Trail. The 35-minute movie includes interviews with people along the Raquette River Outfitters logoway, and footage of moose, otter and bald eagle.  The film also features music by Steve Langdon of Saranac Lake and Frankenpine, a Brooklyn based band with roots in Saranac Lake.

The show starts at 7:00 pm at The Wild Center at 45 Museum Drive in Tupper Lake.  Doors open at 6:00 pm.  Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and $10 for students.  All proceeds benefit Northern Forest Canoe Trail and The Wild Center.  A raffle will be held, including paddles from Werner, Fox, Bending Branches and Wenonah, Extrasport PFDs, T-shirts, water bottles and more.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door.


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 about NFCT, to become a member and purchase maps and a guidebook, visit or call 802 496-2285.

One of the top destinations in New York, The Wild Center was described by the Boston Globe as “the place to go” in the Adirondacks.  You’ll see the true nature of the Adirondacks at The Wild Center, a new kind of museum where the wild world opens before your eyes.  “Stunning” is the word the New York Times used to describe this beautifully executed facility where you can see more of the Adirondacks than was ever possible before.  The Center has an outdoor campus with trails, its own river frontage and private pond, and its main exhibits housed in a 54,000 square foot building mix up the indoors and outdoors with enviable results.  To learn more about The Wild Center, visit

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


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