Our Stories

Rennae Gruchalla: Volunteer Spotlight

“We all worked kind of randomly at first,” explained Rennae, “but by 2009 we established our new Chapter, the Dakota Prairie Chapter. It began with approximately 10 members. I was hooked from the very beginning.” Rennae Gruchalla, Vice President of the NCTA Dakota Prairie Chapter, is certainly a hardworking volunteer worthy of a spotlight. Rennae […]

Sheyenne River State Forest: Partner Spotlight

  Over 400 miles of the North Country Trail cross North Dakota, including its Sheyenne River State Forest in the southeastern part of the state. Thanks to our partnership with the State Forest, the NCT is secure through this scenic spot and allows hikers to view North Dakota’s only waterfall. “In 1975, the North Dakota […]

Western Terminus: Trail Section Highlight

If you know the North Country Trail, you know the Western Terminus is located in Lake Sakakawea State Park in North Dakota, but there are a number of additional features and attractions to explore nearby. Improve your NCT (and North Dakota) knowledge and plan your next adventure!   The Missouri River is over 2,300 miles […]