The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) links the waterways of New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine. This is the first official guidebook to the whole 740-mile trail and reflects the broad mission of the NFCT: To celebrate the rich human heritage and diverse natural environment of the Northern Forest by establishing a water trail that traces historic Native American travel routes across the region. The route's variety of flat water, swift water, and whitewater-expanding across a range of rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds-provides extensive opportunities for canoe, kayak, and camping recreation. Vibrant communities along the way offer inns, B&Bs, and museums, as well as other recreational and historical attractions. This guidebook goes beyond route information to serve as a narrative of the natural, human, and cultural legacy of the region and its wonderful accessibility to visitors.
- Choose a weekend, week-long, or even longer paddling adventure
- Explores the history and river culture of the New England region
- Excellent resource for towns and businesses catering to tourism along the trail