Voices from the Trail

Tupper Lake, NY

Perhaps one of the most picturesque locales in the Adirondacks, Tupper Lake is surrounded by premiere paddling destinations: the Raquette River, the Oxbow, Stony Creek, Tupper Lake, Simon Pond, Upper Saranac Lake, Fish Creek and so much more. This old…

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Long Lake, NY

Long Lake is the gateway to one of the most popular stretches of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail — the Raquette River. Nestled in Hamilton County, Long Lake is a small, unassuming community for most of the year, but bursts…

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Saranac Lake, NY

The heart of the Tri-Lakes region in the Adirondacks, Saranac Lake is an outdoor recreation hub — and quite literally celebrates paddling. From playing host to the ‘Round the Mountain Canoe & Kayak Race and welcoming 90-Miler finishers after the…

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Stratton-Eustis, Maine

Imagine, if you will, a small community tucked into a bay on the western end of a vast lake. Rimming the lake’s southern shore is a striking, inviting mountain ridgeline that beckons hikers to explore. Beneath the lake’s surface is…

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Errol-Berlin Corridor, NH

The mighty Androscoggin flows south through wild and beautiful country between the Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge and the former mill town of Berlin. This stretch of river has long been a prized stretch for Northeast paddlers, and it is…

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Richford, Vermont

Located just south of the Canadian border, Richford is a small town with a big vision. Start your adventure here! Davis Park provides easy access to the Missisquoi River right in town. Pedal your shuttle on the Missisquoi Valley Rail…

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Old Forge, NY

Old Forge is the western terminus of the NFCT routeand has a strong orientation toward paddling. Every September, the weekend after Labor Day, the community is transformed by the arrival of the historic Adirondack Canoe Classic race, which starts in Old…

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