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Trail Alert: Ott Preserve – Emmett Charter Township, MI

  A portion of the NCT in the Ott Biological Preserve in Calhoun County has been temporarily re-routed while the Calhoun County Trailway is constructed in the same corridor as the northern portion of the Trail.   Please see the Chief Noonday Chapter page for more information: https://www.northcountrytrail.org/cnd/mash_ottpreserve.htm

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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: 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: 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 […]

Trail Alert Update from 6/2/2011 – Kimball Pines – Battle Creek, MI

A temporary pathway using the Kimball Pines park road is now available, temporary blazing should be in place soon. PREVIOUS POSTING:  From: Ron S. – Kimball Pines park near Battle Creek was damaged by high winds on Sunday May 29, 2011. The park is closed until the cleanup is complete. Suggested alternate route from Bridges Park […]

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

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 of Albion […]

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 […]

Trail Alert UPDATE: Kimball Pines – Battle Creek, MI

A temporary pathway using the Kimball Pines park road is now available, temporary blazing should be in place soon. PREVIOUS POSTING:  From: Ron S. – Kimball Pines park near Battle Creek was damaged by high winds on Sunday May 29, 2011. The park is closed until the cleanup is complete. Suggested alternate route from Bridges Park […]

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 […]