Thursday, July 9, 2009

Northern Forest Canoe Trail and Northern Forest Heritage Park team to present benefit film fest

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) and the Northern Forest Heritage Park of Berlin plan to present the Northern Forest Paddlers Film Fest as part of the River Day Festival at the Heritage Park on Saturday, August 8 at 2 p.m.

The event promises to be an inspiring celebration of kayaking and canoeing, and will include a terrific line-up of films: Riviere Dumoine by B/K Productions; River’s Last Breath by Epicocity Project; This is the Sea 4 by Cackle TV Productions; and Pacific Northwest vs. Virginia by Penstock Productions. Viewers will enjoy the diversity depicted in these works, from the peace of a canoe paddle in quiet waters to the adrenaline rush of kayaking down multi-story waterfalls.

“We are thrilled to work with the Northern Forest Heritage Park on this event that celebrates our rivers while supporting the work of our water trail.” said NFCT Executive Director, Kate Williams. “We’re looking forward to a fun and successful event, and welcome the opportunity to gather with Northern Forest enthusiasts in Northern New Hampshire.”

While admission to the Heritage Park is free, Film Fest tickets will cost $7 for adults. Children 12 and under can enter free. All of the proceeds from the film festival will go to benefit the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail links the watersheds of northern New York, Vermont, Qu├ębec, New Hampshire, and Maine, and is a unique thread tying together the Northern Forest Region. The 740-mile water trail traces historic Native American travel routes through the rivers of this region, and is a living reminder of our history, where rivers were both highways and routes of communication. Flowing with the stories of Native Americans, European settlers, and the development of mill towns and the timber industry, the Trail’s rich heritage serves as a basis for widely accessible, environmentally friendly tourism in many of the small communities along the route. To learn more about the Trail, visit www.NorthernForestCanoeTrail.org.