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Why Digital Maps Work Best for the NCT

  A number of years ago, the North Country Trail Association identified a lack of access to trail information as a barrier to hiker engagement. By shifting from a mail-order based retail model of map sales to online digital delivery, the NCTA was able to reach significantly more hikers. by Matt Rowbotham, NCTA GIS Coordinator […]

Puzzle Pieces in Wisconsin

  “Patching together landowner permissions for the NCT is sometimes like putting together a very complicated puzzle with odd-shaped pieces,” wrote Matthew Davis, NCTA Regional Trail Coordinator for North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. “Sometimes the piece you need the most is missing.”   For the past decade in northern Wisconsin, the Brule-St. Croix Chapter of […]

57 Continuous Miles

  This new 3.17-mile section of Trail traverses through various types of vegetation, runs along a river, takes in views of two lakes and runs through two wetlands. This section also allows for nearly 57 continuous miles of off-road Trail…   by Kenny Wawsczyk Late last year work began on the infamous Echo Drive reroute. […]