About North Country Trail
The North Country Trail (NCT) stands as an extraordinary testament to the beauty and diversity of the American landscape, stretching an impressive 4,800 miles across eight states. As the longest National Scenic Trail in the United States, the NCT offers an immersive journey through a variety of terrains, ecosystems, and cultural landscapes.
In Michigan, the trail unfolds its captivating story as it traverses the west side of the Lower Peninsula and ventures through the northern reaches of the Upper Peninsula, through twenty-four counties. Hikers can explore dense forests, serene lakeshores, and picturesque vistas while experiencing the unique charm of Michigan’s natural wonders. The North Country Trail not only provides a physical challenge for outdoor enthusiasts but also serves as a gateway to the rich history and diverse ecosystems that define the Great Lakes region. Whether trekking through vibrant autumn foliage or navigating snow-covered trails in winter, the NCT in Michigan promises an unforgettable adventure for those seeking a connection with the great outdoors.