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Clark Hill State Forest: Project Spotlight

  In the summer of 2021, proposed NCT route scouting and flagging began in Clark Hill State Forest in central New York State. Stephanie Campbell, NCTA Regional Trail Coordinator for New York and Vermont, and Steve Kinne, NCTA Central New York Chapter volunteer, walked the proposed Trail route through Clark Hill State Forest from Latteiman […]

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 […]