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Trail Alert: Solon Springs, WI

About 1/2 mile of trail located immediately west of US-53, near Solon Springs, WI (including the popular US-53 Trailhead) is closed until further notice. This is due to the Village of Solon Springs reconstructing their waste treatment facility that adjoins the trail. Beginning at US-53, a temporary route has been marked with signs and blazes. […]

Trail Alert: UPDATED from 3/1/2011 Albion, Michigan

[fb-share] 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 […]

Insert Cliché Rocket Scientist Comment

So…it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that autumn is a great time to be out on the NCT. But it’s still cool when one tells ya so! Here’s a recent note of thanks I received from feller whose day time gig is at NASA – Matthew: Thank you for the information and the map you […]

The NCT – Where You Live

‎”Where You Live” is a weekly half-hour program hosted by Maranda on West Michigan television stations WOOD TV8 and WOTV 4. This weekend’s edition, themed “Fall Family Fun” featured a hike on the North Country Trail. Check it out!

2011 Extended Outing – 'da UP

Post by Mary Coffin Join me and other like minded North Country Trail hikers on the NCT in Michigan’s UP and Picture Rocks National Lakeshore ( Lake Superior ), August 8-13, 2011 following the NCTA Conference. We will be camping and day hiking with van support. Contact Here’s the link:


Mark your Calendars: BRING ON THE BRIDGE 2010 is a go for 3 – 7 September, 2010. This is a camping event for North Country National Scenic Trail enthusiasts with the main emphasis on providing a common rallying point for NCT hikers who want to include hiking the Mackinac Bridge in their hiking log. The […]

NCNST Trail Guide Book

North Country Trail Friends–we’ve just announced an RFP to create the first comprehensive NCNST Trail Guide Book. Prospective authors are asked to check outhe RFP requirements, and if interested in submitting a bid to send us a Letter of Intent. Click here for a copy of the RFP. We’re very excited to be moving this […]

New Trail Construction in Lowell, Michigan

Trail development is once again alive and well in Kent County, Michigan, the home of the NCTA national office. While a wide range of strategies to get the route of the trail off road are underway, the first few new miles built in the past ten years have completed and are ready for certification and […]

America’s Great Outdoors Conference

Bruce Matthews represented the NCTA at the America’s Great Outdoors Conference on April 16, 2010 in Washington DC. The following is a follow up note we received, that we would like to share with you. Thank you for participating in the America’s Great Outdoors Conference on April 16, 2010. The day was an extraordinary opportunity to hear […]

Invasive species: Best Management Practices

Complied by Tana Turonie, Chequamegon Chapter of the North Country Trail Association Invasive species of plants, animals and pathogens are on the landscape and thus our trails.   The following Best Management Practices  (BMP) are intended to: a)help reduce the likelihood of invasive species introductions, and,  b)help control the effects of invasive species when they do arrive. BMP-1   […]