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 Mackinac Bridge is part of the North Country National Scenic Trail and is open to foot traffic only one day each year, that being Labor Day. On this day, literally thousands of people hike this 5-mile bridge (including approaches) connecting the communities of St. Ignace and Mackinaw City, Michigan. It spans the Straits of Mackinac connecting Lake Michigan with Lake Huron, two of Michigan’s Great Lakes. Most of the people completing this hike do not realize that they have just hiked five miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail. We are trying to change this.
In 2009, the inaugural BRING ON THE BRIDGE EVENT saw forty-five people representing two states and six chapters camping from 1 to 5 nights enjoying not only the Mackinac Bridge NCT hike, but also other NCT sections maintained by the Hiawatha Shore to Shore Chapter.
For registration information and forms, please go to the Hiawatha Shore to Shore Chapter website where downloadable forms have been placed for your use:
Inquiries may be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org Hiawatha Shore to Shore Chapter, NCT.