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The NCTA Purchases Key Parcel of Scenic Land along Trail Corridor

  Trail protection along the North Country National Scenic Trail has become more and more important as the NCTA and National Park Service increase their attention on getting the remainder of the trail off-road. Most of the remaining sections are on private land and in many cases an easement can be negotiated. In some cases, […]

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Hike the Hill 2018

Advocating for the North Country National Scenic Trail The NCTA is headed to Washington DC this weekend to kick off another Hike the Hill® event, a joint effort between the Partnership for the National Trail System and the American Hiking Society aimed at increasing awareness in Congress and within our Federal agency leadership about the […]

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Hiking all of the North Country Trail in Wisconsin: Jerry Krause

Fewer than 20 people have completed the entire North Country Trail. But every year, many hikers challenge themselves to attempt longer and longer distances on the NCT, many of them checking off new-to-them sections, accumulating more and more unique miles. Check out our Long Distance Hiking Page for details on our Long Distance Hiking Recognition […]

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6 Ways the North Country Trail is Better than a Gym Membership

It’s the season for getting back in shape, and taking an honest look at your health. No matter what state you find your health in as we kick off 2018, the North Country Trail has something to offer you. Here are 6 reasons the North Country Trail is better than a gym membership: It’s Less […]

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Hiking all of the North Country Trail in Pennsylvania: Kenneth Holst

Fewer than 20 people have completed the entire North Country Trail. But every year, many hikers challenge themselves to attempt longer and longer distances on the NCT, many of them checking off new-to-them sections, accumulating more and more unique miles. Check out our Long Distance Hiking Page for details on our Long Distance Hiking Recognition […]

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Applications open for the Thru-Hike Syndicate

The North Country Trail is pleased to be included in the Thru-Hike Syndicate program for 2018. If you are planning to hike the entire North Country Trail during 2018, whether as a thru-hike, or in a series of segments, you are eligible to apply. Applications are due January 21, and you may apply here. Since […]

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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act!

On October 2nd 1968, President Johnson signed the National Trails System Act, recognizing the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails as the first two National Scenic Trails.</big? Since then, 9 other National Scenic Trails, 19 Historic Trails and hundreds of National Recreation Trails have been designated across the county. The North Country National Scenic Trail was added […]

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4 Hiking Safety Tips for Hunting Season

By Dan Watson, former NPS Volunteer Coordinator for the NCNST With the coming of fall foliage and cooler weather, trail volunteers and recreational hikers can expect to encounter hunting activity along the North Country Trail for the next several months. Because the North Country Trail crosses through a diverse compilation of landowners, including numerous types […]

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News from New Executive Director Andrea Ketchmark

by Andrea Ketchmark, Executive Director of the North Country Trail Association Hello North Country Trail Enthusiasts! I could not be more excited to step into the position of Executive Director of the North Country Trail Association. As Director of Trail Development, I’ve spent the past eight years working with our volunteers and partners across the […]

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Celebration in Marquette Recap

by Kenny Wawsczyk, Michigan Regional Trail Coordinator For all three days the sun shined down on the largest ever NCTA Celebration, with nearly 400 attendees. With the temperature in the 70s you truly couldn’t ask for better weather, especially considering the fact of how much rain the U.P. has gotten this spring and summer. The […]