Our Stories


Congrats to Midwest Mountaineering: Backpacker’s Outdoor Retailer of the Year!

The North Country Trail Association would like to congratulate the fine folks at Midwest Mountaineering in Minneapolis, MN for their selection as SNEWS-Backpacker Magazine’s 2010 Outdoor Retailer of the Year.  Midwest, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2010, was nominated by over 100 people…many of them, no doubt, satisfied Midwest customers. They have supported […]

Invasive species: Best Management Practices

Complied by Tana Turonie, Chequamegon Chapter of the North Country Trail Association Invasive species of plants, animals and pathogens are on the landscape and thus our trails.   The following Best Management Practices  (BMP) are intended to: a)help reduce the likelihood of invasive species introductions, and,  b)help control the effects of invasive species when they do arrive. BMP-1   […]