Tags: North Country Trail

North Country Trail Association Helps Secure 242 Acres on the Minnesota-Wisconsin Border

With help from partners, NCTA preserved a mile of trail and eliminated a nearly one-mile-long road walk. Project Quick Facts:   Area secured: 242 acres Trail preserved: 1 mile Road walk removed: ¾ mile Funding partners: Pheasants Forever; Carlton County, MN; NCTA Land manager: Carlton County,…

Chase Gregory poses for a selfie in front of a Finger Lakes Trail Sign

2021 PNTS Trail Apprentice: Chase Gregory Expands Programming Career

This column shines a light on rising leaders in public lands and outdoor recreation who participate in PNTS’ Trail Intern Grants or Trail Apprentices Program. Trail Intern Grants are distributed to help Trails nonprofits hire interns to further their missions and expand their capacities. The…

North Country Trail 2021 Hike 100 Challenge

by Kate Lemon, Marketing + Communications Coordinator, North Country Trail Association Since 2016, thousands of North Country Trail (NCT) users have signed up for and completed the annual Hike 100 Challenge, one free program offered by the North Country Trail Association (NCTA). Each year this…

2020 North Country National Scenic Trail Highlights

North Country Trail Association (NCTA) OUTREACH Program — Over 2,800 Participants registered for NCTA’s Hike 100 Challenge, a self guided hiking challenge that encourages individuals to hike 100 miles on the North Country Trail in a calendar year. As of January 1st, over 2,200 completed…

2019 North Country National Scenic Trail Highlights

North Country Trail Association (NCTA) OUTREACH Programs —NCTA celebrated the fourth year of the Hike 100 program, encouraging hikers to log 100 miles on the North Country NST; over 1,000 finishers are anticipated.  Next Generation — NCTA connected over 50 members ages 18-28 in the…

Hiking Challenges Gain Attraction During Pandemic

NEW ENGLAND TRAIL #Hike50NET  The Connecticut Forest and Park Association and Appalachian Mountain Club worked closely with the Center for Community GIS to redevelop the New England National Scenic Trail website, which features a new interactive map and overnight site reservation system and pages for…

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…