North Country Trail News

North Country National Scenic Trail 2017

This year the Laurentian Lakes Chapter is again sponsoring a guided hike series on the North Country Trail. It started on April 29th at Itasca State Park and hikes to the west on consecutive sections ending at the Hubbel Pond Wildlife Management Area on October 7th. Hikes are scheduled on Saturdays and Wednesdays, and the next few are scheduled for May 20, May 24, Jun 3, Jun 17 and Jun 24. Go to or for a complete list of hikes.

There is again a North Country Trail Association 2017 Hike 100 Mile Challenge with prizes. For details go to

Volunteers are always welcome and needed to maintain the trail. Contact the chapter at if you are interested in volunteering. Several of your Bad Medicine Lake neighbors are volunteers.