Paddlers can put-in anywhere along the NFCT route and cover any distance along the entirety of the 740 miles of the canoe trail from Old Forge, N.Y. to Fort Kent, Maine.
The purpose of the event is to encourage more people to take up paddles and get out on the Trail that, in 2011, Outside Magazine named its “Best Canoe Trail.” Paddle anywhere and any distance. The goal is to paddle a collective 740 miles by accounting for all miles paddled on one day that are voluntarily shared with the organization.
This year, the organization is offering an incentive to paddlers who register their miles. Every submission of a name and email address along with the miles paddled will be entered into a drawing for a personalized wood canoe paddle by Carlisle Paddles.
To learn more, visit http://www.northernforestcanoetrail.org/GetInvolved-2/740-Miles-in-One-Day-102. To register, send name(s), email address(es) and total miles paddled to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northern Forest Canoe Trail is the longest paddling trail in the nation, according to a press release from event organizers, and runs from Old Forge, New York through Vermont, Québec, and New Hampshire to Fort Kent, Maine.