Chief Noonday Chapter

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Trail Range

Based in the southwestern Lower Peninsula of Michigan, the Chief Noonday Chapter is responsible for developing, maintaining, protecting and promoting their section of the North Country National Scenic Trail (NCNST).  It spans from just south of Grand Rapids to Battle Creek.

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(Updated: 5/26/10)

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Members

The Chief Noonday Chapter currently has about 135 members.  You can be our newest member by joining NCTA / CND.

Chapter Activities

The chapter organizes a variety of activities, including bi-monthly membership meetings, trail maintenance work days, monthly hikes, and snowshoe and cross-country ski outings.

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Get Connected:
email: cnd@northcountrytrail.org
website: northcountrytrail.org/cnd
membership: Join the North Country Trail Association

Updated – 12/29/2010 – Questions with this page? Contact: Matt Rowbotham

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BUSTER BRENNER April 10, 2013 at 5:42 am

ME AND MY WIFE (PAULA) HAVE BEN WALKING THE TRAILS IN YANKEE SPRINGS AND HAVE NOTICED THERE ARE MANY HAZARDS OF DEAD WOOD LYING IN AND OVER THE TRAILS. WE WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HELPING TO CUT AND REMOVE, FOR THE FIREWOOD. I HAVE SMALL EQUIPTMENT IF NEEDED AND WERE ACCESABLE. WE ARE SEMI RETIRED, AND I HAVE A INSURANCE POLICY ON MY BUSINESS. WE LIVE ON KELLER RD. AND CAN SCHEDULE IN ACTIVITY AS SOON AS YOU WANT. IN PAST YEARS I HAVE BONDED OUT SECTIONS IN BARRY STATE GAME AREAS, AND ALL HAS WENT WELL. IT HAS BEEN GETTING MORE DIFFICULT TO FIND WOOD FOR HEATING MY HOUSE AND BARN. YOU CAN CALL ME AT 2699082357 THANKS

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mdavis April 10, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Thanks for the report!

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Mick Hawkins May 25, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Thanks for the heads-up, Mr. Brenner!

In the Yankee Springs Recreation Area and the Barry and Middleville State Game Areas, Chief Noonday Chapter of the North Country Trail Association develops and maintains the North Country National Scenic Trail. Spring has finally arrived, and our trail maintenance programs are in progress.

Trail maintenance by our Trail Adopters and work crews include removal of deadfall limbs, branches and debris from the Trail path. Larger limbs, trunks, and “widow makers” are handled by our chain sawyers, who must be trained and certified by the U. S. Forest Service in cooperation with the National Park Service.

We are not authorized to remove any wood from the State Recreation or Game Areas. All we do is move it away from the Trail.

I would suggest contacting the Yankee Springs HQ (269-795-9081) or the Barry State Game Area HQ (269-795-3280) about obtaining a Use Permit which is required for removing firewood.

BTW, I apologize that it took so long to reply, but I hadn’t seen your message until today (Memorial Day weekend).

Mick Hawkins for Chief Noonday Chapter

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