Lined up in front of the Raquette Lake kiosk are, from left, Jim Kammer, Walter Oposzynski, Alan Bennett, Jeffery Sellon, John Sammon, and Kevin & Sue Norris
A large group of dedicated paddlers gathered near the town dock in Raquette Lake on Saturday, May 25 for a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail’s newest kiosk.
Raquette Lake is one of the many canoe launches along the NFCT, which at 740 miles is the largest canoe trail in the U.S. Continue reading
Sven Heaps registering for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail on Tuesday, May 21. Photos by Mike Farmer
British army soldier Sven Heaps is paddling the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT), taking time to clear his head after returning from Afghanistan.
Heaps launched his Wenonah canoe on Tuesday morning, May 21, after buying the boat and needed gear at Paddlefest over the weekend. Mike Farmer, Director of Tourism, was there to record the moment with camera and to wish him well.
Heaps decided while in Afghanistan that he needed to take time away when he returned to Britain after his stint in the Near East. An experienced paddler, he started out looking at Canadian canoe routes but discovered the NFCT online. Continue reading