LAKE PLACID - Enterprise Outdoors Writer Mike Lynch's new film, documenting his trip last summer on the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail, is the feature of an upcoming paddling film festival.
To kick off of the 2012 paddling season, Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters is sponsoring the sixth annual paddling film festival to benefit the NFCT on Friday, April 27 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.
"The 2012 festival is taking a different twist on the movies we will be showing," Lakes & Trails owner Steve Doxzon said in a prepared statement.
Moose like this one, on the Dead River in Maine, can be seen in “Through Paddle,” a 35-minute documentary Mike Lynch made about his trip on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. It will be shown Friday, April 27 at Lake Placid Center for the Arts during the NFCT’s annual film festival.
(Photo — Mike Lynch)
"Through Paddle" is a documentary of Lynch's canoe trip last year from Old Forge to Fort Kent, Maine. He was joined on parts of his trip by his friend Jacob Resneck; his wife, Ariel, joined him for the final 300 miles.
The 35-minute movie includes interviews with people along the way and footage of a variety of wildlife, including moose, otters and bald eagles.
The movie features music by Steve Langdon of Saranac Lake and Frankenpine, a Brooklyn band with two former Saranac Lakers in its ranks.
If you go ...
What: Paddling films
Where: Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid
When: Friday, April 27, doors open at 6:30 p.m., screenings start at 7
How much: $12 advance, $15 at door, $10 students. All proceeds support the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Tickets may be purchased at LPCA box office or at Lakes & Trails on Lake Flower Avenue in Saranac Lake.
For more information: Call Steve Doxzon or Jason Smith at Lakes & Trails at 518-891-7450.
In addition to "Through Paddle," the NFCT has hooked up with Rapid Media's Reel Paddling Film Festival to supply this year's films. This festival is intended to inspire more people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of wild paddling locations.
The Reel Paddling Film Festival is a contest honoring films in 10 categories. The winners and other shortlisted films are then toured to more than 100 cities around the world, screening for an audience of more than 30,000 outdoor adventure enthusiasts and their friends and families.