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New Executive Director Announced for NCTA

Andrea Ketchmark’s appointment as the new executive director for the North Country Trail Association (NCTA) was announced this morning by Ruth Dorrough, president of the NCTA’s board of directors. “We couldn’t be more pleased and excited that Andrea Ketchmark has agreed to move into this leadership role for our Association,” said Dorrough. Ketchmark will assume […]

North Country Trail Association is 35 years old!

So today is our birthday!! The North Country Trail Association is 35 years old! by Bruce Matthews, North Country Trail Association Executive Director We’re youngsters compared to some, but that won’t keep us from celebrating. It was on this day in 1981 that the first gathering of about 12 volunteers, including Lance Feild, Ginny Wunsch, […]

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2015 National Park Service Midwest Region Enduring Service Hartzog Award – Mary Coffin

We are happy to announce that Mary Coffin has won the 2015 Midwest Region Enduring Service award for the George and Helen Hartzog Volunteer Awards with the National Park Service. Mary’s work in New York was crucial in the years-long process of gaining approval to route the North Country National Scenic Trail through the Adirondack […]

New Trail Progress Report Celebrates Accomplishments on the North Country Trail

2015 was an incredible year on the North Country National Scenic Trail. Through innovative and collaborative partnerships and the dedication thousands of volunteers, our trail miles and amenities continue to grow, one year and one project at a time. Without all of these partners, there would be no North Country Trail, but because there are […]

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Meet the New Glacial Edge Chapter in Western Minnesota

By Matt Davis, Regional Trail Coordinator, Minnesota After three years of community outreach and organizing, there is a brand new NCTA Chapter in Minnesota! The Glacial Edge Chapter was officially approved by the Board at their December meeting and its small group of diehard volunteers is already hitting the ground running. The Chapter’s leadership took […]

Michigan DNR awards nearly $250k for projects along the Iron Belle Trail

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded 16 grantees in 15 counties a total of $249,190 to develop Michigan’s newest (and longest) trail, the Iron Belle, portions of which are also the North Country National Scenic Trail. Wondering what the Iron Belle Trail is and how it relates to the North Country Trail? Visit […]

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NCT and trail communities threatened by ND floodwaters

Floodwaters are raging in the Sheyenne River valley of eastern North Dakota affecting the North Country Trail and several trail communities.  Especially hard hit are the communities of Valley City, which is where our 2009 annual conference will be held this summer, and at Clausen Lake Dam by Kathryn which is an anchor point for […]