Tags: North Country Trail

NPS selects new Superintendent for North Country Trail

by Partnership for the National Trails System, adapted from an August 5, 2019 news release The National Park Service (NPS) selected Chris Loudenslager as Superintendent of North Country National Scenic Trail in Michigan. Loudenslager, who had served as the Trail Manager, assumed his new role…

Bringing a vision to life: North Country National Scenic Trail extends partnerships and trail route

by Kate Lemon, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, North Country Trail Association The North Country Trail Route Adjustment is a project that has been decades in the making. The two main objectives are to reroute the North Country National Scenic Trail (NCT) in northeastern Minnesota to a…

North Country NST: 2018 Highlights

North Country Trail Association (NCTA) OUTREACH Continued the Hike 100 program, encouraging hikers to log 100 miles on the trail and added a Hike 50 program to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act. More than 1,000 people from 24 States earned…

Delaini Disher

Name: Delaini Disher Age: 22 Current City/State: Grand Rapids, MI Hometown: Edwardsburg, MI Education: Environmental Biology/Communications at Cornerstone University Trail Represented: North Country National Scenic Trail Federal Agency/Nonprofit Employer: North Country Trail Association Internship Title: Next Generation Outreach Intern Scope of Internship: Facilitate Next Generation…

Reroute Legislation: North Country NST Route Adjustment Act passes House, heads to Senate

by Andrea Ketchmark, Executive Director of the North Country Trail Association (adapted from North Star) On June 5, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the North Country National Scenic Trail Route Adjustment Act (H.R.1026), legislation that will change the official route of the North Country…

North Country NST 2017 Highlights

North Country Trail Association (NCTA) OUTREACH Website — Developed and launched a new website that better integrates trail and volunteer information. Programs — Annual celebration in Marquette, MI was larger than ever with almost 400 attendees; Hike 100 program continued to generate excitement. Signage —…

NCTA improves GIS program and digital map access

By David Cowles, Director of Development, and Matt Rowbotham, GIS Coordinator, with the North Country Trail Association The North Country National Scenic Trail has had an active GIS program since the late 1990s, first starting with combined efforts between the National Park Service and the…