Spirit of the Woods Chapter

Hiking on the North Country Trail

Hi, this is the Spirit of the Woods Chapter of the North Country Trail Association. We maintain about 80 miles of the North Country Trail in the Manistee, Lake and Mason counties of the northern lower peninsula of Michigan. Much of the trail in our section goes through the Manistee National Forest. We have activities such as hikes or other silent sports as well as work on the trail to build and maintain it. See our Outings and Trail Work pages. Please join us on our monthly outings.

Our chapter currently has several board position openings in September. The board positions of President and Treasurer are open. We are also in need of a Trail Coordinator. This is an important position for the success of the trail.

Lastly, hike leaders are needed for some of our monthly hikes. Currently the August hike is open for leadership as Loren and Joan are not available. Other hike opportunities will come up during the year.

For more information on these positions see our Summer 2016 newsletter.

 The North Country National Scenic Trail (NCT) has been rerouted north of High Bridge due to bank erosion. When heading north from High Bridge visitors will be rerouted to travel on High Bridge Road. You will return to the National Forest just south of River Road. The Re-route is signed.

Here is a video about a hike on the North Country Trail in the southern part of the miles that Spirit of the Woods chapter maintains. Thank you, Chris Jane!