THE VISION: Our goals are to create a recreational paddling trail that clearly highlights local community resources and attractions, and that is managed and maintained by community-based stewardship organizations along the waterway. We are developing a series of 13 route maps covering the length of the long-distance water trail. These waterproof, full-color maps are created in coordination with local organizations that have been identified as section hosts for the Trail, including regional tourism and economic development agencies, community action groups, and regional planning commissions. The NFCT hopes to involve more than 40 communities through which the Trail passes, creating a community-by-community effort linking Old Forge, New York and Fort Kent, Maine. Join us!