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50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act and the National Wild & Scenic Rivers Act

By Delaini Disher, NCTA Next Generation Coalition Intern If you’re familiar with the Hike 50 and Hike 100 Challenges, then you probably know that 2018 marks 50 years since the installment of the National Trails System Act. But have you heard of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act? Both acts were approved in 1968, making […]

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Lacie Tryan, Next Generation Coalition member from Michigan.

Meet Lacie Tryan: Next Generation Coalition Member

Lacie Tryan, Next Generation Coalition member from Michigan. Any fond memories or exciting trail stories you have experienced? “This year, my boyfriend and I hiked the North Country Trail section near the Manistee River in Michigan. Our hike started at Red Bridge River Access, hiking north. We anticipated going the nine miles to reach the suspension bridge – Lower […]

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Hike the Hill 2018

Advocating for the North Country National Scenic Trail The NCTA is headed to Washington DC this weekend to kick off another Hike the Hill® event, a joint effort between the Partnership for the National Trail System and the American Hiking Society aimed at increasing awareness in Congress and within our Federal agency leadership about the […]

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NCNST Route Adjustment Act Advocacy Update {and request}

The NCTA is starting over in this 115th Congress in our efforts to obtain passage of our Route Adjustment legislation that we came close to seeing pass during the last few weeks of the 114th Congress in December, and we need your help! Word from Bruce Matthews is that Rep. Richard Nolan introduced the House version of […]

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Hike the Hill 2016

“Hike the Hill” is when the national trails community annually descends on Washington DC for meetings with federal agency partners and Members of Congress. Here are some highlights from this year’s Hike The Hill for the North Country National Scenic Trail and NCTA: With the 2016 “Hike the Hill” in the rearview mirror….. Was it […]

The Land and Water Conservation Fund – why you should care

Last weekend our GIS Coordinator, Matt Rowbotham, headed with his family to one of their favorite parks. They love to run around, dip their toes in the stream, splash, and then hike a bit of trail. On their way through the park Matt noticed something he had never seen before—this sign: His family’s favorite park […]

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