The North Country Trail is America's longest National Scenic Trail stretching 4,600 miles from New York to North Dakota linking 7 states, 10 National Forests, and more than 150 public lands providing year around recreational opportunities. In Michigan, there are about 1,150 miles of the NCT; about 750 in Lower Michigan and 450 Miles of NCT in the Upper Peninsula. The Peter Wolfe Chapter has about 120 miles of trail stretching from M64 in the West, to East of US41 at Long Lake near the Craig Lake Forest.


PWC Home Page
Who was Peter Wolfe?
Maps, trail conditions, photos,  GPS
PWC organized Hikes!
Join Peter Wolfe Chapter!
Adopt a section of trail
Recommended hikes
   Trap Hills
   Winter options
Trail mileage calculator
Seasonal conditions & river levels
Hiker shuttle service
(some areas)

Chapter contacts & Info

Contact the webmaster
Other links
NCTA home page
Adjacent chapters
   Ni-Miikanaake (west)
   NCT Hikers (east)
NCTA maps
GPS/GIS info for the NCT
National Park Service NCT site
Related western UP groups and agencies

We would like to encourage all trail users, both hikers and especially volunteers to join the Peter Wolfe Chapter of the North Country Trail!
Click here to Join!

Please click here to report your volunteer hours directly to NCTA! Hours are collected by NCTA HQ.

See our Facebook page for the schedule
of PWC events!

We are hiking the NCT at least once a month this year, so please watch our FB page for details, or request to be added to our elist.
Join us on these hikes to add to your
 Hike the 100 Mile Challenge!

Our next PWC Board meeting is Wednesday November 2nd at 7pm at the Nara Chalet in Houghton.
All are welcome!

We would like to encourage all trail users, both hikers and volunteers, to fill out this medical form and carry it in your personal pack while hiking:
Emergency Medical Information Form
- Fill out and print; or print and fill out by hand.

There are some Shuttle services available, click here.

The PWC has several screened in Shelters to rest or overnight in.

Some PWC Trail issues of Note:

* Please note, PWC volunteer trail workers sometimes use temporary blue ribbon on trees as trail confidence markers when we are working on the trail and do not have enough blazing supplies with us.

* There are sections of our trail that have been marked for logging. The trees that are marked to be cut have been painted with the exact same blue color as the NCT Blue Blazes!! (usually several diagonal stripes per tree) So be very careful to look for the sharp 2 inch by 6 inch vertical paint or plastic blazes, blue ribbons or the old blue plastic triangle blazes! We have done our best to make the trail obvious when we have found these logging tree markings this season, but there may be some places that get marked for logging after we have worked there.

* There are a number of old and new logging trails, critter trails or ATV trails crossing the NCT, keep a look out for the blue blazes or blue ribbons to stay on trail!

Featured link: Options for winter hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing


Peter Wolfe
was the first to thru-walk
the NCT, finishing in 1980.

Peter later came back and made his home right here
near Mass City.

Annual Awards:

Congrats to PWC member Doug Welker for being awarded the
NCTA Lifetime Achievement Award!
PWC volunteers Jim Belote and Connie Julien were awarded the
NCTA Trail Maintainer Awards.
Steve Maass was awarded the
Chapter Honor award for 2015.
Congrats to all!

PWC members, William Lynch, Barbara Manger Lynch and the Lux Foundation
were awarded the Blue Blaze Benefactor award for 2014 for "demonstrating vision and generosity through significant monetary or in-kind contributions to the NCT or NCTA"!

They fully funded the
Matt and Luke Manger Lynch NCT Shelter
 on their property in the Eastern end of the Peter Wolfe Chapter trail and have made generous donations to the NCTA over the years.

Also in 2014:
 PWC member, Rolf Swanson, was given the
4,000 hour President's Lifetime Service Pin in recognition of "15 years of true dedication, exceptional service and outstanding contributions towards the dream of the NCT".
PWC member, Dan Schneider received our Chapter Honor Award for 2014 "for an individual who demonstrates loyalty, commitment and hard work annually to the local organization's chosen activities".
PWC member, Connie Julien was awarded the 400 hour Recognition NPS - NCTA shirt in 2014.

PWC member, Scott Holman was awarded the NCTA Outstanding Private Landowner of the Year Award for 2013. Scott was instrumental in allowing the NCT trail and Plumbago Creek bridge to be built on his property.

Scott received this award for exemplary cooperation with our chapter to provide a new and critical link in the NCT in Baraga County.  He not only allowed the trail to cross his land, but cut some trees on his land to help supply needed decking and stringers for a 156-ft. bridge.  More details are in the July-Sept. 2013 North Star.

PWC member, Linda Zimmer was awarded the Annual Chapter Honor Award in 2013 for joining in NCT work and gathering Baraga county people to help with the trails.

PWC member, Ted Soldan was awarded the Annual Chapter Honor Award in 2012 for he and Alice; who made numerous signs for the NCT Baraga Plains area and helped build and rebuild the Oren Krumm NCT shelter.


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Last modified: Sept 2016

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