North Forest Canoe Trail



Louie's Landing Boat Launch, Rt 87, Swanton, VT 05488 Visit Website | 802-496-2285 |


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Completed in 2006, the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) connects waterways from the New York state’s Adirondack Park to the Canadian border in northern Maine. Following traditional travel routes used by Native American, settlers and guides, the NFCT connects 22 rivers and streams, 58 lakes and ponds and 45 communities. It is the largest inland water trail in the nation.

On the NFCT, opportunities for paddlers are endless and services are easy to find. You can camp in an Adirondack Lean-to and paddle through the High Peaks Wilderness, watch moose from the deep woods of Maine, or run whitewater trips down the Androscoggin River in New Hampshire. You can rent or buy equipment from experienced outfitters or you can hire a guide to take you deep into the wilderness. Accommodations range from primitive campsites to bed-and-breakfasts and historic hotels.

To make your planning as easy as possible, NFCT offers maps, books, and a Trip Planner to help you pick your paddling route and connect you to local services such as outfitters and lodging. Find a day trip, weekend getaway, week-long vacation or paddle end-to end for a month or more. We truly have adventures for a lifetime.


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