Tag Archives: hiking

Everything about the Kekekabic Trail presents a (rewarding) challenge!

The Kekekabic Trail presents some of the most remote and challenging experiences for both hikers and volunteers on the North Country Trail. Matthew Davis, Regional Trail Coordinator for North Dakota and Minnesota gives an insider’s look at this unique section of trail from a recent trail clearing trip. Hikers often find portions of northeastern Minnesota’s […]

North Country Trail GIS Wins Award

    We are pleased to announce that IMAGIN (Improving Michigan’s Access to Geographic information Networks) has awarded the North Country Trail Association their Innovation in GIS (Geographic Information System) Award for 2015! The criteria for this award is: The GIS Innovation Award is presented to an organization that finds innovative ways to use geospatial […]

An Intro to Using the Interactive Mapping Tool – ArcGIS Online

With 4,600 miles to explore, the North Country Trail has something for everyone. Love waterfalls? We’ve got those. Pine forests? Plenty. Rivers and lakes? Definitely. Gradual elevations and sweeping views? Absolutely. The North Country Trail wanders through a diverse geographical offering. You could almost say every mile offers a new experience. The questions we get […]

11 Interesting Things about Trail Advocacy

by Bruce Matthews, Executive Director Advocacy, or “lobbying” to some, is the art of persuasively educating elected representatives about issues and legislation of concern.  Advocacy is typically done in hopes the officials then vote or act appropriately.  It is part of my job at North Country Trail Association to help build relationships with these Members […]

Join us for National Trails Day

National Trails Day is coming June 6. This nationwide event, created by the American Hiking Society, is the country’s largest celebration of trails. You can participate in events in every state across the country, including locations all along the North Country Trail. Events will include guided hikes, tours, trail maintenance, trail town celebrations, opportunities to learn more about […]

3 Reasons to Hike the Allegheny 100 Challenge

Pre-registration closes in just one week for this year’s Allegheny 100 hiking challenge. Last year, 86 hikers challenged themselves to hike 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles of the North Country Trail in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) in a 50 hour time period. The Allegheny 100 Challenge (A-100) is unsupported, so hikers are responsible for supplying their own food, drinks and […]

Wild in the North Country – by Michele Oberholtzer

Inspired by the book Wild, Michele Oberholtzer backpacked more than 700 miles alone across Northern Michigan from Leelenau to Keweenaw. Here are some adapted entries from her travel journal.   I was a terrible believer in things, but I was also a terrible nonbeliever in things, I was as searching as I was skeptical.         […]

Wild in the North Country – Part Six

By Michele Oberholtzer On Ending Day 44, Mile 700 This morning I decided to wake up early to watch the sunrise from my camp at Moskey Basin on Isle Royale. It was cold and I was tired. I packed up everything but my sleeping bag and curled up in it, leaning against my pack and […]