Our Stories


100-Hour Awards 2020: Volunteer Spotlight

  These volunteers have [respectively] donated over 100 hours of their time to the North Country National Scenic Trail. The National Park Service and North Country Trail Association thank them so, so much for their work, and have presented them with NPS Volunteer-in-Parks (VIP) awards.⁠ Please join us in congratulating and thanking them!⁠ Tracey Anderson […]

Remembering Arlen Matson

  Arlen Matson, founding member of the NCTA Grand Traverse Hiking Club Chapter, passed away in early April. He received an NCTA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. “Arlen loved being in nature and surrounded by God’s creation. His favorite hobbies included camping, hiking, cross-country skiing, canoeing, biking, backpacking, fishing and photography. Arlen’s passion for the […]