Chapter By-Laws

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Over the past three (3) years Superior Shoreline Chapter through its members and friends has received multiple awards.
In recognition of these achievements we present them here:

Trail Maintainer: A volunteer, who has demonstrated exceptional dedication or achievements over a three (3) or more year period in maintaining or restoring pre-existing Trail segment(s).


Leadership:  A volunteer, who has demonstrated exceptional leadership
over a three (3) or more year period leading to significant local achievements

or highly successful events.


Sweep: A volunteer, for tireless work and achievements behind the scenes

on behalf of the Trail or the NCTA over a three (3) or more year period.

2014 – SWEEP – Ken Rugaber

Friend of the Trail: An employee of a unit of governance or an organization whose leadership, accommodations and active collaboration have substantially benefited the North Country Trail or the NCTA,

not working solely in the capacity of an NCTA member.

2014 – FRIEND OF THE TRAIL – Grand Marais Chamber of Commerce

These awards highlight efforts performed on the Chapter level but are recognized on the national level among the seven (7) states and dozens of
The 2014 awards were presented at the hiking conference in Duluth in August 2014.  Congratulations to all of our award recipients.


Officially established: July 31, 2003

The Superior Shoreline Chapter of the North Country Trail Association has responsibility for one of the most beautiful sections of trail in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We have approximately 150 miles of trail which runs from the mouth of the Two-Hearted River, west to Grand Marais and then to Munising and ending at the Rock River Road. This section includes one of our Nation’s greatest treasures: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Most of our trail follows the Lake Superior Shoreline along what is known as the “Shipwreck Coast.” Remnants of the past such as shipwrecks, lighthouses, lifesaving stations, homesteads, logging camps, and historic communities are in evidence all along the way. Grand Marais is known as the area of nature in abundance, eagles, bear, moose, deer, coyote, wolf and plover are among some of the earth’s creatures you may encounter on your journey. Several glistening waterfalls can also be seen along the trail.

Inside these pages we will not only present Superior Shoreline Chapter business, but we will be presenting explicit details for hiking our area. Highlights of trail sections will be illustrated as well as necessary hiker information (camping spots, water sources, stream crossings, etc.). We intend for this to develop as a practical guide for this section.  West of Munising the trail departs from the Lake Superior shoreline and moves inland through hardwood forests with hills and ravines and evidence of old railroads and even a World War II German prisoner of war camp.

Not only can you get in touch with chapter members regarding business, but contact us with any of your questions regarding our area. We want you to have the best up to date information about hiking along our beautiful section of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

So, dig in, check out our area and let us know what you think. Your comments help us.

If you’ve hiked our section of trail, send us your stories and pictures, we’ll put them here on our site.

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