Waterway Work Trips

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Explore a section of the trail, meet people with similar interests, and help complete meaningful work along the Northern Forest Canoe Trail this summer! Join us for a weekend working with staff and interns, and other volunteers. A small fee covers all meals, including Friday dinner, all Saturday meals, and Sunday breakfast.  Trips begin Friday evening and wrap up after lunch on Sunday. And we always make time for paddling, exploration, and relaxation! Below is a schedule of work trips planned for this summer. Advanced registration required.

Vermont’s Missisiquoi River: Leatherneck Landing Portage and Campsite (6/22-6/24). Help construct an new portage trail and campsite in Richford, in the heart of Vermont’s first officially designated wild and scenic river. Plus, help behind the scenes – or participate as a paddler and cyclist – with our annual Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal event. Sign Me Up! 

New York Adirondacks: Raquette Falls Carry and Vista Trail: (7/6-7/8) Paddle to wild and remote Raquette Falls and help improve a canoe carry and trail providing access to spectacular swimming holes and scenic vistas. Sign Me Up!

Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom: Connecticut River Campsite: (7/13-7/15) Stay at a newly constructed timber framed cabin along the Nulhegan River and help construct a campsite on the Upper Connecticut during a worktrip in memory and honor of Bill Schomburg, a long time NFCT volunteer and river enthusiast. Sign Me Up!

New Hampshire’s Mighty Androscoggin: (7/20-7/22)  Build cribbed stairs at the popular Errol Rapids Access and explore the fantastic fishing and downriver paddling this river has to offer. Sign Me Up!.

Maine’s Moose River Bow Loop (7/27-7/29) Paddle along the beautiful Moose River to improve a campsite and access at Holeb Falls. Sign Me Up!

Maine’s Cold Stream Conservation Area (8/3-8/5): Help with access improvements and erosion control while discovering the beautiful rivers and ponds of a new conserved area near Flagstaff Lake. Sign Me Up!

Paddlers are required to bring their own camping and paddling gear.

Space is limited to 6 people per work trip unless otherwise noted.

Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions.  If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact Noah Pollock at [email protected], 802-598-9056.