Lake/Newaygo county line west of M-37 to the Kent/Barry county line northeast of Middleville
The Western Michigan Chapter is the Association’s largest Chapter with over 300 members. We are a fun and diverse group of people of all ages who love the outdoors. The Chapter organizes member activities, such as volunteer workdays, hikes and events. We have a “working” volunteer Board, consisting of up to nine members who coordinate operations of the Chapter. There are two designated volunteer Trail Supervisors: one for Kent County and one for Newaygo County. They oversee trail development, volunteer workdays for the Trail, and about 30 dedicated section maintainers. In 2017, our Chapter received the Enduring Service Award for partnering with the U.S. Forest Service on trail related projects. Over the years, our members have received awards from the NCTA for trail building, group hikes, communications, and leadership. Our Chapter also partners with the Parkinson’s Association of West Michigan (PAWM) to promote our scenic trails as a health travel destination. Together, we offer hiking activities for those in the Parkinson’s community. The partnership works to encourage those with limitations to have a safe place to grow into their hiking experience. Enjoy your hikes through the Western Michigan Chapter section of the NCT! We hope you become a member and share your experience and skills with our Chapter and the NCTA.