WAITSFIELD, Vt. – Outdoor enthusiasts can bid on canoes, paddles and other gear to benefit the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

The sixth annual online auction started Wednesday and runs through December 3. It includes nearly 500 items.

Proceeds will benefit conservation, outdoor youth and economic development programs along the 740-mile recreational water trail in New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire and Maine.

Organizers hope to raise $35,000 for the trail.