Waterway Work Trips

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Explore the natural world, meet people with similar interests and help complete meaningful work along the Northern Forest Canoe Trail this summer! Join our staff, interns and other volunteers for a weekend of field work. A small fee covers all meals, including Friday dinner, 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.

Please note that we ask all participants to follow COVID-19 state guidelines. We will be capping each trip at six participants. Some states may have travel restrictions and/or mask requirements in place. Trips will be refundable should you need to cancel. Together we can have a safe stewardship season.

2021 Waterway Work Trips

July 2-4, Saranac River Union Falls Campsites, NY: Improve two campsites on Union Falls Pond with tent pads, access trails, and privies, while exploring what this under appreciated Adirondack lake has to offer. Full

July 9-11, Clyde River Portages, VT: Improve portage trails providing passage around two dams and rapids, while explore and camping along scenic Clyde Pond. Two spaces left.

July 16-18, Connecticut and Upper Ammo Campsites, VT/NH: Stay at the Samuel Benton campsite, one of the finest along the Connecticut River, while building new infrastructure, including access steps, a new table, and a moldering privy. Full

July 23-25, Grand Falls Carry, ME: Camp on the remote and beautiful “Island of the Giants” above spectacular Grand Falls, and help with improvements to make the portage trail more accessible for all. Full

July 30 to Aug. 1, Long Pond Campsites, ME: Paddle across this beautiful lake to the lake’s Narrows, where you’ll help upgrade two campsites with tent pads, tables, and moldering privies. Full

Aug. 6-8, Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal and Crossing Falls Carry, VT: On Saturday, help behind the scenes at our Missisquoi Paddle Pedal, a wonderful community event in Richford. On Sunday, we will be working to improve a portage around scenic Crossing Falls along the Lamoille River in Johnson. Day volunteers also welcome! (contact Noah directly).

More information about each work trip will be posted in late March.

Click here for an interactive map with photos and descriptions of these projects.

Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any additional questions or want to be added to a waitlist for full trips, please contact Stewardship Director Noah Pollock at [email protected] or (802) 496-2285 ext. 2.