Northern Forest Canoe Trail

Our Mission
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail 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.

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) links the waterways of New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire and Maine.

NFCT offers maps, books, and web-based tools to help you connect to our 740-mile paddling route that traces a fascinating history from early Native Americans through European settlers. NFCT also introduces you to the places and people that make waterway destinations along our route in the Adirondacks and Northern New England inviting and exciting today.

The route's variety of flat water, swift water, and whitewater, on a range of rivers, streams, lakes and ponds provide extensive opportunities for canoe and kayak recreation. Vibrant communities along the way offer inns, B&Bs and camping facilities, as well as other recreational and heritage attractions.

Come paddle with us...for an afternoon, a vacation, or a lifetime!

Trip planner map tool.

Contact Northern Forest Canoe Trail

PO Box 565
4403 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Waitsfield, Vermont  05673
Phone: 802-496-2285
Fax: 802-329-2239


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Vermont

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