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Woman Hikes all of Michigan’s North Country Trail

Story and photos by Jo Oostveen “What bridge did you say?” I asked in a puzzled voice. “The Mackinaw Bridge”, he replied. I was standing at the water pump with the only other person at the Pinney Bridge campground, early that May morning in 2011. I spied him as he came in late the previous […]

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Michigan – Upper Peninsula

In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the trail changes from a pathway through rural landscapes of rolling farmlands to a wilderness track. The U.P.’s prime scenery includes large lakes, old growth forests, rugged hills and the Lake Superior shoreline, all set amid some of the most remote, uninhabited country found on the North Country Trail. Explore by […]

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Michigan – Lower Peninsula

Michigan offers a diverse range of hiking with 1,150 miles – the most miles in all 7 states. In Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, the Trail traverses over 500 miles through a variety of small towns, urban areas, state forests and game areas, and the Huron-Manistee National Forest, all while working its way to the Mighty Mackinac […]

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Explore the Tahqua Trail Project – Michigan

by Kay Kujawa, Hiawatha Shore to Shore Chapter of the NCTA The Tahqua Trail Project is a five year plan to restore the North Country National Scenic Trail to its original tread along the scenic Tahquamenon River in Tahquamenon Falls State Park. This section of the Trail is becoming a favorite destination for hikers near […]

Michigan DNR awards nearly $250k for projects along the Iron Belle Trail

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded 16 grantees in 15 counties a total of $249,190 to develop Michigan’s newest (and longest) trail, the Iron Belle, portions of which are also the North Country National Scenic Trail. Wondering what the Iron Belle Trail is and how it relates to the North Country Trail? Visit […]

What is Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail?

What is Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail? We’ve been asked this more times than we can count and we’ve wondered ourselves. More than two years ago, the Detroit Free Press ran an article about Governor Snyder’s idea for a “showcase” trail, connecting Belle Isle to Ironwood, and declaring Michigan “THE Trails State”. The map accompanying that […]

Trail Alert: Augusta, Michigan

From Jeffrey Keller – I took my two young sons to hike the section just north of Augusta Drive in Augusta, MI on September 30, and there was some heavy pre-deer season target practice going on in the woods just west of the corn field and south of the power lines. Some people might want to […]