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NCT Long-distance hikers making significant progress!

Here’s a brief update on the progress of the two long-distance hikers currently out on the NCT (lady’s first): Bonita “Mother Goose” Curtner just (7/25) crossed into the U.P. of Michigan from Wisconsin on her 2009 trek from the western terminus to somewhere in lower Michigan.  So far, she has hiked 84 days covering 1160 […]

Laurentian Lakes Chapter completes new boardwalk

On June 24th, volunteers with the Laurentian Lakes Chapter replaced a crumbling boardwalk damaged by ATVs and built a new 82′ long boardwalk to replace it.  The location of the project is about 3 miles east of the County Hwy 39 trailhead (just west of Itasca State Park’s western boundary) on NCTA hiking map #MN-10. […]

NCT & LLC chapter featured on local MN cable TV news show

The Laurentian Lakes Chapter (LLC) and the North Country Trail are featured in the two most recent Hometown Happenings TV programs airing on TV3 in the Detroit Lakes, MN area.  Carol McCarthy of TV3 interviewed Chapter President Ray Vlasak and other trail workers (including a Minnesota Conservation Corps crew & Boy Scout Troop 690 from […]