Laurentian Lakes Chapter

Laurentian Lakes Chapter area

Trail Range

Based in Ponsford, the Laurentian Lakes Chapter is responsible for the 65 miles of the NCT in Clearwater and Becker Counties in northwestern Minnesota between Itasca State Park and Frazee.


Please join us!  The Chapter currently has about 80 members in the Fargo – Detroit Lakes – Frazee – Ponsford area.  You can be our newest member by joining NCTA / LLC.

Chapter Activities

The Laurentian Lakes Chapter has volunteer opportunities for building, maintaining, promoting, and interpreting the Trail in our area.  We are currently building 30+ miles of new trail in Becker County and have regularly scheduled workdays.  The chapter is looking for more trail adopters to help maintain recently-completed trail segments.  They also host year-round hikes and a variety of social events.

Get More Info
Interactive Web Map
Download GIS/GPS Data
Trail Description

Minnesota Events Calendar

Get Connected
membership: Join the North Country Trail Association
Facebook: NCTinMN
Meetup group:HikeNCTinMN

Updated – 12/23/2010 – Questions with this page? Contact: Matt Davis


Pat Adams September 16, 2012 at 7:13 am

We took a short hike on the trail north of Highway 113 yesterday. What a wonderful trail! Thank you for your time to create such a treasure. The group included an active woman of 84, who had no problems walking the will maintained trail. We all enjoyed the early fall colors!

Ray Vlasak September 17, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Hello Pat,
Thanks for the comment about the NCNST north of Hwy 113. I have forwarded your note to the trail adopter for that section. It is really good to hear that folks are enjoying the trail. it is a great resource for the area.
If you would like to receive information about guided hikes or other chapter activities, we could add your email address to out distribution list.
Also the chapter is always looking for new members, if you would be interested in suporting it with a membership.
Ray Vlasak
President, Laurentian Lakes chapter