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Trail Alert: Middleville, MI – Paul Henry Thornapple Trail

The Paul Henry Thornapple Trail section from McCann Rd to downtown Middleville is closed from November 1 to December 1. This trail closure is an annual event. The portion of the Paul Henry Thornapple Trail/NCNST between the south village limits of Middleville (the second bridge south of Main Street) and McCann Road is closed each […]

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Trail Alert: Superior Hiking Trail, Minnesota

From David Tosten – At the South end of Superior Hiking Trail in Jay Cooke State Park, the footbridge across the Saint Louis River is closed due to flooding that occurred in June 2012. Bridge repairs will not be completed until late summer in 2013.For more info contact the Superior Hiking Trail Association at (218) 834-2700, or […]

HSS and AmeriCorps

Our Hiawatha-Shore-to-Shore Chapter recently submitted two separate press releases regarding the recent help they received from a great group of AmeriCorps Volunteers.  Read below and find out all the amazing work that was accomplished by team “Cedar Six!” October 12, 2012 Press Release: AmeriCorps Team Working on NCT From: Kay Kujawa President/Communications Coordinator, Hiawatha Shore-to-Shore […]

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 […]

Trail Alert: Ontonagon County near Victoria Dam

From Kathy Lowery: My friend and I hiked the North Country trail from Victoria Dam to US45 last Thursday, August, 2012. When we reached the 2.6 mile portion left between County Road 733 and US45 we found it nearly impossible to navigate. A large storm had come through and many mature trees were brought down […]

NPS Announces New Superintendent

The National Park Service has announced a new Superintendent for the North Country National Scenic Trail.  Mark Weaver will officially come on board late summer/early fall as he finishing his duties as superintendent of the Nicodemus National Historic Site in Kansas,  http://www.nps.gov/nico/index.htm. His background is in community planning and the NPS’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, […]

Trail Alert: Upper Peninsula, Michigan

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 […]

Trail Alert: Near Manistee, MI

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 […]

Hike the Hill: Day 4 Update

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 […]

Trail Alert: Warner Creek Pathway, MI

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 […]