LONG LAKE, NY— The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) will close out its 2023 Adirondack Race Series with the Long Lake Long Boat Regatta on Saturday, Sept. 23.
Hosted in partnership with Long Lake Recreation and Tourism, the Regatta features the North American Voyageur Canoe Championships, the Adirondack Kayak Championship and the Northeastern College Cup race for co-ed (two male and two female) C-4 Stock teams along with the “Everything Goes” race. The race is a 10-mile figure eight course beginning and ending at the Long Lake Public Beach.
“The 2023 race season has been incredible,” said NFCT Executive Director Karrie Thomas. “The paddling community is coming off the 40th running of the Adirondack Canoe Classic, which was a huge success. The Long Lake Long Boat Regatta is a perfect way to come together one more time for a low-key race and to celebrate paddling in the Adirondacks.”
The Adirondack Hotel will provide chili and cornbread at the finish line on the beach in Long Lake. Meals will be served starting at noon and proceeds will benefit the Long Lake Lions and scholarship funds for kids to participate in week-long paddling trips in the Adirondacks next summer. All are invited to join for the picnic.
All New York Paddlesports Racing Association (NYPRA) boat classes are welcome along with the everything goes category. Registration will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the beach; the race starts at 11 a.m.
To register, visit bit.ly/longlakeregatta2023.
About the Northern Forest Canoe Trail
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is a nonprofit organization that maintains and promotes the 740-mile water trail that runs from Old Forge, NY, to Fort Kent, Maine, and connects New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire and Maine. The trail showcases the mix of landscapes and communities currently lining the traditional routes used by Indigenous peoples, settlers and guides. It is the longest in-land water trail in the nation and consists of 23 rivers and streams, 59 lakes and ponds, 45 communities and 65 portages. To learn more, visit northernforestcanoetrail.org.