Vermont Canoe and the Sleeping Rock Bangers

I don’t know about you, but I’m excited about the upcoming water season.  It pains me to see our fleet of Old Town Stewardship Canoes sitting under the tarp and covered with snow over at Vermont Canoe.

I know I’ve thanked them in the past, but I’d like to once more say: “Thanks for keeping our babies safe this winter!”  It is amazing how big the NFCT family is and how many people do things to help out the Trail all the time.  Vermont Canoe has stood out lately for a couple of reasons. 

1)  Owners Rob and Amy Scharges are giving our Stewardship Canoes a great place to winter before being spread out along the NFCT for our Trail Maintainers to use

2)   Vermont Canoe has also adopted two sections of the NFCT and the maintenance of those sections is to be factored into their employees time, AMAZING!  What a way to give back-a big “Thanks!” to everyone over at Vermont Canoe!

They’re not only great folks over at Vermont Canoe,  but they have some sharp looking canoes that they are creating in the barn.  I’m sure if your in the neighborhood they’d be more than happy to show you around.   If you are in their neighborhood, you better stop in at NFCT Headquarters because we are just down the road a ways and we always love visitors.

Vermont Canoe barn-where it all happens

Here’s the two sections that they have adopted:

  • VT Section 1: From the Missisquoi Delta to Highgate Falls
  • VT Section 2: From Highgate to Sheldon Springs

Let me know if you are interested in adopting a section of the NFCT so we can get you on board for the upcoming season.  Just send an email or give a call:

[email protected] or (802)496-2285 x2

I will be highlighting the Maintainers for each section of the NFCT and posting the segments that are still available for adoption throughout the winter season so keep your eyes peeled.  Please don’t hesitate to be in touch with any questions or interest. 

We are also in the process of determining our HUBs.  These are the places that we will be storing our Stewardship Canoes and tool caches to make it easier for Maintainers to access the resources (More info to come as we are ironing out the details). 

So with that said, I hope we get some more snow (if its going to be cold anyways) so that we can go sledding and skiing and then it can melt and fill the rivers. 


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