Northern Forest Canoe Trail Film Festival in Lake Placid, NY 4-28-11

5th Annual Film Festival Paddles into Lake Placid

WAITSFIELD, Vt. – The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) will bring its 5th Annual Northern Forest Paddlers Film Festival to Lake Placid on Thursday, April 28 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and screenings begin at 7:00 p.m.

Five documentary films will cover a range of themes on recreational canoeing and kayaking, from finding record whitewater kayak waterfall runs, to a family’s cross-Canada canoe journey, to a quadriplegic who doesn’t let his disability get in the way of catching the perfect wave.

“We have an excellent lineup of films this year, celebrating the diverse culture of paddling and the beauty of the places our boats take us,” said NFCT Executive Director Kate Williams. “We look forward to the opportunity that these Film Fest evenings provide for us to meet with members, paddlers, and other adventurers. We couldn’t do it without the efforts of Adirondack Lakes and Trails Outfitters’ manager Jason Smith!”

Films include Birthright, Finding Farley, This is Canoeing, OLVM 36, and Wild Water.

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit NFCT programs.

We thank our event sponsors for making the film festival possible: Adirondack Lakes and Trails Outfitters and Compass Printing Plus.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets can be pre-purchased by contacting Adirondack Lakes and Trails Outfitters at 800-491-0414, or the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Box Office at 518-523-2512.

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is a 740-mile inland paddling trail tracing historic travel routes across New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire, and Maine. NFCT connects people to the Trail’s natural environment, human heritage, and contemporary communities by stewarding, promoting, and providing access to canoe and kayak experiences along this route. NFCT, Inc was incorporated in 2000 and is a 501(c)3 membership organization.

To learn more about paddling the NFCT, to become a member, and to purchase a guidebook and maps, visit http://www.northernforestcanoetrail.org or call 802-496-2285.

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