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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, 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, […]

Chris Loudenslager Selected as Superintendent of North Country National Scenic Trail

Date: August 5, 2019 Contact: Alexandra Picavet, Midwest Region Chief of Communications Phone: 402-661-1840 Email: apicavet@nps.gov Omaha, Neb. — National Park Service (NPS) Acting Midwest Regional Director Patricia Trap announced the selection of Chris Loudenslager as superintendent of North Country National Scenic Trail (North Country) in Michigan. Loudenslager is currently the Trail Manager at North […]