The Northern Forest Canoe Trail’s 14th annual Online Auction kicked off November 1st, offering paddling enthusiasts a variety of outdoor-related items and experiences to bid on.
The auction is a fundraiser for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, a nonprofit organization that manages the 740-mile water trail between Old Forge and Fort Kent, Maine. The nonprofit provides stewardship along the trail and promotes paddling in the Northern Forest region
Paddling.com is the leading sponsor for the auction that features gear from Exped, Kokatat, Thule, Alite, NRS, and Werner Paddles. In addition, many small businesses along the trail have donated gear, trips, and lodging.
A 14-foot New Tricks canoe made by Hornbeck Boats headlines the auction. This solo canoe is designed for the paddler looking for a boat that is light enough to portage to a backcountry pond but large enough to carry enough gear for a camping trip.
The auction ends December 2nd. To participate, click here.
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is the longest inland paddling trail in the nation. The trail connects 45 communities, 23 rivers and streams, and 59 lakes and ponds. The trail offers trip options for all types of paddlers, from novice to expert.
To learn more about paddling the NFCT, to become a member, or to purchase guidebooks and maps, click here or call (802) 496-2285.
Photo of Members of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail stewardship crew worked at Raquette Falls in the High Peaks Wilderness in July by Mike Lynch.