We wish you
all the joy and peace celebrated on the holy
days and holidays of this special season,
and great hopes that the new year will be the best ever for you,
those you love, and the earth. Good
health! Good hiking!
The Chief Noonday Chapter
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and hazards as they occur in
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And welcome to the North
Country National Scenic Trail in southwestern Michigan.
Our chapter links trails
from Barry County (just southeast of Grand Rapids), thru the northeast corner
of Kalamazoo County, and then thru all of
Walk the Linear Pathway
through the heart of the World's Cereal City, in Battle Creek. Visit the
exhibits in the Kellogg Forest and Kellogg Farms. See and hear Trumpeter
Swans at the world famous Kellogg Bird Sanctuary.
farmland and tramp the back roads of a part of Michigan where there are so many
lakes they are referred to by number.
Sit on the benches and while away a
few minutes or hours in the sleepy little villages of Augusta, Delton, and
Walk through miles of hardwood forest in the Barry State
Game Area, the Yankee Springs Recreational Area, and the Middleville State Game
Area. Walk along what once was a busy railroad route along the Thornapple
River — now the Paul Henry Thornapple Trail south of Middleville.
Whether you are taking an
afternoon walk or a several-day hike, the North Country National Scenic Trail welcomes you!
If you would like to
officially join our organization, please
click here, or contact our chapter president, Larry
Pio, by telephone at
or by e-mail at
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