UPDATE 6/14: Due to the aftermath of the Duck Lake Fire in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, The North Country Trail will be closed from Culhane Lake to the Two Hearted River and then West another 3 miles. Hikers should stay away from the section Culhane Lake to the Two Hearted River. Once at the […]
From Ramona Venegas of the Forest Service – The North Country National Scenic Trail (NCT) has been rerouted between High Bridge and Sawdust Hole, due to bank erosion. When heading north from High Bridge visitors will be rerouted to travel on Forest Road 8580 for approximately 1 ½ miles before returning to the trail. The reroute […]
By Bruce Matthews, NCTA Executive Director 10:00am Wednesday featured another busy day of Hill visits and federal agency meetings for NCTA Director of Trail Development Andrea Ketchmark and myself. A beautiful day in DC–sunny, cloudless and low 50’s–as a contrast to our rugged red plaid north country winters…well, maybe less so this year! Anyway, visiting Members of Congress is […]
Michigan Map MI-06 Cedar Creek Road to Charlevoix just hiked last week I ran in to a problem after crossing Jordan river road the second time heading to M-32 on th warner creek pathway – the lake has flooded over and preety much knocked the trail right out. Couldn’t get through and had to back track […]
From Brad Bosley…..The bridge on the North Fork of Little Beaver Creek and on Pancake-Clarkson Road west of the PA Gamelands 285 trail is open agan to traffic with all construction completed and hikers can now cross the creek again heading West. The bridge at Beaver Creek State Park which was under construction this summer […]
A temporary pathway using the Kimball Pines park road is now available, temporary blazing should be in place soon. PREVIOUS POSTING: From: Ron S. – Kimball Pines park near Battle Creek was damaged by high winds on Sunday May 29, 2011. The park is closed until the cleanup is complete. Suggested alternate route from Bridges Park […]
The bridge has been rebuilt with a pedestrian walkway and is now open to traffic. PREVIOUS POSTING: From Ron Sootsman – I just ran across a problem. I hiked from Litchfield to Albion today and had my Mom pick me up in Albion. The trouble: the bridge that is on the south side of Albion […]
Beaver Dam issue at Little Bear Creek in southern Chippewa County, MI part of the Hiawatha Shore-to-Shore chapter. The trail goes right over the dam but the beaver have been very busy and the dam is very long and not safe at this time (Nov. 2011). This area is betweem H-40 and East Lake Road.
From: Matthew DE The overpass on C-10, NE of Napoleon, doesn’t have a span as of this date. I recommend that you use the overpass on C-11. It is not shown on Google Maps, but OH-424 no longer connects to US-24 at its eastern terminator. Instead, it dead ends about 100 yards west of said […]
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