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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, […]

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by Emily Rodriguez

Inaugural Next Generation Coalition Summit

Post and photos by Emily Rodriguez   August 15-18, 2019, members of the NCTA’s Next Generation Coalition met in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park for the first-ever Next Generation Coalition (“Next Gen”) Summit.   Led by Kenny Wawsczyk, NCTA’s Regional Trail Coordinator for Michigan, and Emily Rodriguez, NCTA’s Next Generation Outreach Intern, members spent two […]

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! […]

Trail Alert: Ontonagon County near Victoria Dam

From Kathy Lowery: My friend and I hiked the North Country trail from Victoria Dam to US45 last Thursday, August, 2012. When we reached the 2.6 mile portion left between County Road 733 and US45 we found it nearly impossible to navigate. A large storm had come through and many mature trees were brought down […]

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 […]

Little Bear Creek – Southern Chippewa County, MI – Hiawatha Shore-to-Shore

Beaver Dam issue at Little Bear Creek in southern Chippewa County, MI part of the Hiawatha Shore-to-Shore chapter. The trail goes right over the dam but the beaver have been very busy and the dam is very long and not safe at this time (Nov. 2011). This area is betweem H-40 and East Lake Road.

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