The second annual Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal will take place on Saturday, June 25 in Richford, Vermont. Hosted by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, the event combines 6.5 miles of flatwater paddling on the Missisquoi River and 4.5 miles of cycling back on the adjacent Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail.
Bring your family, gather a team of friends, or come by yourself—this community event is for all ages and abilities. Sign-up for a non-competitive recreational class or enter to race solo, pair, relay, or as a community team. The course loops between Richford and East Berkshire, where the Missisquoi River passes through a scenic pastoral valley, and the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail offers cyclists a traffic-free cycling experience with sweeping mountain vistas. All participants will have their boat shuttled back to the start and go home with a prize! $10 boat rentals are available for advanced reservation, thanks to Montgomery Adventures.
Lunch will be for sale as part of the coinciding Richford River Fest in Davis Park from 11 am–2 pm hosted by the Richford Conservation Commission. The family-oriented celebration of the Missisquoi River includes educational activities for kids and adults alike, nature walks, music, a barbeque and a bake sale.
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail thanks lead sponsors Northern Tier Center for Health as well as Jay Cloud Cyclery, Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail, RISE VT, and the American Canoe Association.
Register at www.northernforestcanoetrail.org. Adults $15 until June 21, $20 June 22-24, $25 day of event. Youth $10.
Richford, VT 05476
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