WAITSFIELD, Vt. — Organizers of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail are gearing up for their second annual “740 Miles In a Day” event, which is aimed at getting people out on the water — and into trail-side businesses and communities.

The water trail extends east from Old Forge, N.Y., through Vermont and New Hampshire and ends in Fort Kent, Maine.

The “740 Miles In a Day” event — set for July 30 — refers to the length of the trail and aims to have people cumulatively paddle that far. Last year, more than 1,500 miles were paddled.

Kate Williams, the Vermont-based group’s executive director, says the free event encourages paddlers to get out on any length of river, lake or brook that’s part of the trail.

 

Learn more: Northern Forest Canoe Trail