Our Stories

Annie Nelson: Halfway Thru

  Annie Nelson’s 2019 Attempt to Hike Half of the North Country Trail In early 2019, Annie Nelson of Minnesota, “a former journalist turned outdoor junkie,” declared that she was going to hike half of the North Country Trail by the end of 2019. “I’ll begin my trek near the trail’s halfway point in lower […]

New Maps: North Dakota

If you haven’t hiked in North Dakota you’re missing out! We’ve released revised editions of our North Dakota map series. These maps cover the NCT as it works its way across 432 miles in North Dakota. The NCT in North Dakota traverses large tracts of grasslands, wetlands and working agricultural landscapes. This unique region stands apart from the […]

Isabella Lenhart: Trail User and Volunteer

  An 8-Year-Old’s Passion Grows for the North Country Trail A backpacking trip always gives way to a hearty story. No matter if the weather was rainy or mild, if the trail was flat or rugged, if the hiker physically struggled or thrived – each backpacking journey is a noteworthy accomplishment. Isabella Lenhart’s adventure is […]