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A one-day paddling challenge

Posted by Kimberly Sherman  July 19, 2010 02:08 PM

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Rangeley paddlers by Mike Prescott.jpgIn celebration of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail's [NFCT] 10th anniversary, the organization is calling on all paddlers to help achieve the goal of going 740 miles in one day - a distance equal to the length of the trail. 

From sunrise to 5 p.m. on July 24, miles will be counted per person, not per boat, to help accumulate the 740 needed miles. You don't have to be a serious paddler to have a big impact, so all levels of experience are welcome. For example, a canoe with 3 people making a 5 mile trip counts as 15 miles toward the total goal.

Visit the NFCT site to see the 13 mapped sections of the water trail. Choose a portion of the trail close to home or take a road trip to a far off destination. People paddling from Vermont into Canada or from Canada into Vermont should have a passport to show at border patrol stations. Paddlers can pre-register their miles for this free event, online, or by calling or texting to 802-279-8302.

Photo of Rangeley, Maine, paddlers by Mike Prescott

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