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#RecreateResponsibly and New Volunteer Guidance

  #RecreateResponsibly has given us excellent guidance for North Country Trail users. We hope these Volunteer Guidelines developed by our Task Force (a coalition of volunteers, staff and agency partners) will give similar guidance to our Trail Leaders, and empower them to make good decisions in the field as we return to the Trail.   […]

Happy 40th Birthday, North Country Trail!

  On March 5, 1980, Congress designated the North Country Trail as a National Scenic Trail. In the 40 years since, we have countless accomplishments to reflect on and take pride in. We’ve highlighted a few in this infographic, but please take a moment to read through our 2019 Trail Progress Report and keep an […]

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,┬áNCTA 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, […]