Northern Forest Canoe Trail

The Official Guidebook, 2nd Edition

  • 320 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-68051-638-8
  • Oct 1, 2024

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Often referred to as the "Appalachian Trail of the Waterways," the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) begins in the Adirondacks at its western terminus in Old Forge, New York. It then traverses 23 rivers and streams, touches 59 lakes and ponds, connects 45 communities and towns, and crosses more than 65 portages (totaling about 70 miles), before ending at its eastern terminus in Fort Kent, Maine.

On the NFCT, opportunities for paddlers are endless, and services are easy to find. You can camp in an Adirondack lean-to, 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. Northern Forest Canoe Trail offers detailed descriptions of each river segment, and paddlers will also find water trail history, profiles of trailside communities and attractions, and much more.

In this fully updated guidebook you can plan a day trip, weekend getaway, week-long vacation, or paddle end-to-end for a month or more. It includes improved tips and details for section paddling and all-new color photos throughout!


  • 320 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-68051-638-8
  • Oct 1, 2024

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