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New Director of the Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry: Brad Garmon

NCTA applauds Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s appointment of Brad Garmon as Director of the Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry. Andrea Ketchmark, NCTA Executive Director, joined other outdoor industry and recreation leaders for the announcement at Outside Coffee Co. in Grand Rapids yesterday. “From the Great Lakes to our expansive forest lands to a vast network of trails, […]

New Maps (UP) Announcement, Nov 2018

New Maps: Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Today, we’re excited to announce the next release in our new map series. These maps cover the NCT in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Ninety maps, coming in at just over 550 miles, the NCT in “da UP” traverses large sections of continuous off-road Trail and remote tracts of northern forests. Welcome to the wild North Country! […]

Isabella on the NCT

Start ‘Em Young: Isabella Lenhart’s NCT Backpacking Story

A backpacking trip always gives way to a hearty story. No matter if the weather was rainy or mild, if the trail was flat or rugged, if the hiker physically struggled or thrived – each backpacking journey is a noteworthy accomplishment. Isabella Lenhart’s adventure is no different. In May 2018, the 8-year-old joined her father […]

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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New Maps: Manistee and Allegheny National Forests

We’re excited to announce that we’ve published two more sets of maps in our downloadable map series – the Manistee and Allegheny National Forests. Over the past couple years we’ve seen a huge spike in popularity (and one could infer use) of the NCT across all seven states. Historically, the Manistee and Allegheny National Forests […]

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 […]