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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 maryccoffin@gmail.com Here’s the link: https://northcountrytrail.org/exout2011.php

BRING ON THE BRIDGE 2010

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   […]

Testimony on the Arrowhead Re-route

The following is a transcript of Bruce’s testimony on the Arrowhead Re-route STATEMENT OF BRUCE E. MATTHEWS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL ASSOCIATION (NCTA), BEFORE THE HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS, AND PUBLIC LANDS CONCERNING H.R. 481: NORTH COUNTRY NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL ROUTE ADJUSTMENT ACT OF 2009. July 8, 2009 […]

NCT Volunteer Adventure in Pennsylvania

Hello Volunteer Adventurers and Friends, Our second annual North Country Trail Volunteer Adventure in Pennsylvania has come to an end and was successful thanks in part to you. Down in Slippery Rock Gorge, just south of Eckert Bridge in McConnell’s Mill State Park, I counted over 45 stone steps, a retaining wall, and a three […]