Tag Archives: North Country Trail Association

Geospatial PDFs point hikers in right direction on North Country National Scenic Trail

By Howard Meyerson Experienced hikers know a map and compass are two essential items to pack on any trek. But, what about electronic navigation: using GPS or the new digital navigation apps that can be downloaded into a mobile device … Continue reading

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North Country Trail offers unique hiking opportunity near Grand Rapids

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids is a walker’s paradise, full of parks where an hour or more can be spent outdoors walking. But for those who seek an entire day on the trail, an excellent opportunity is found just 30 … Continue reading

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North Country Trail: Fife Lake loop trail now open

By Howard Meyerson FIFE LAKE, MI — The cool of early morning clung to the forest landscape and highway sounds carried through the trees, but Marilyn Hoodstraten and Deena Barshney were busy at their tasks, paint brushes in hand. Each … Continue reading

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Young hiker walks North Dakota to New York on North Country Trail

By Howard Meyerson John D Rockefeller, the American industrialist once said: “I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” He … Continue reading

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Trail Towns: Communities adopting North Country Trail

By Howard Meyerson Saturday was National Trails Day, a celebration enjoyed by people all across the country. Hikers took to their favorite trails, venturing out with friends, family and organized groups. In Michigan, of course, there is reason to celebrate … Continue reading

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North Country Trail: America’s longest footpath celebrated at national conference in Michigan

By Howard Meyerson LOWELL, MI — If you ask Dave Cornell about long-distance hiking, the 73-year-old Delton resident is unequivocal about its place in life. “Hiking has made a difference. It saved my life. There is nothing like strapping on … Continue reading

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Michigan to host North Country Trail national conference

Hikers from across the country will be gathering in Augusta, Michigan near Battle Creek  in August for the annual North Country Trail Association conference. NCTA staffers say registration is now open for the August 1-5 event. The NCT is a … Continue reading

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