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: Wisconsin

We’re excited to announce the next release in our new map series: the North Country Trail in Wisconsin. Coming in at just over 209 miles, this section of NCT traverses large tracts of northern forests and world-famous rivers. This is pure, iconic North Country! The map set for Western Wisconsin is the first official map release for the […]

Why I Volunteer: Marty Swank

The North Country Trail Association has an incredible roster of volunteers who build and maintain the North Country National Scenic Trail. Each volunteer has a story of why they’re involved: Here’s Marty Swank’s. Marty, of the Chequamegon Chapter in Wisconsin, earned a Tom Gilbert Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Annual Celebration. This award recognizes 15 […]