North Country

National Scenic Trail - MI,MN,ND,NY,OH,PA,VT,WI

Come to the North Country. Trek the hills and valleys. Stand on the shores of lakes & streams from glaciers 10,000 years before. Clear-flowing water, red/gold of autumn, a fairyland of snow, open prairies, and distant horizons paint the land. Historic sites along the way tell how America settled and grew as a nation. From North Dakota to Vermont, adventure is never far away.

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Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Park Units and Regions

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Heritage Areas

Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

https://www.nps.gov/noco/index.htm Come to the North Country. Trek the hills and valleys. Stand on the shores of lakes & streams from glaciers 10,000 years before. Clear-flowing water, red/gold of autumn, a fairyland of snow, open prairies, and distant horizons paint the land. Historic sites along the way tell how America settled and grew as a nation. From North Dakota to Vermont, adventure is never far away. When complete, the North Country National Scenic Trail will be approximately 4,600 miles long. Currently, over 2,000 miles of trail are complete and waiting for you to use. Trail headquarters is based in Lowell, Michigan. Find North Country Trail Association's Maps and Trails Data to help you get there at https://northcountrytrail.org/trail/maps. Hiking the North Country Trail Hiking on trail The trail links scenic, natural, historic, and cultural areas across seven states allowing visitors to experience a variety of northern landscapes. Fall foliage Fall colors along the trail Enjoy the seasonal changes along the North Country Trail Hiking the NCT Hiking on the North Country Trail A variety of landscapes are present along the North Country Trail. Trail sign North Country trail sign Trail sign North Country National Scenic Trail Trailhead Bulletin board at a trailhead in a forest that features a map and brochures. North Country National Scenic Trail Trailhead in the Chippewa National Forest, Minnesota. Historical Research: Project Introduction The purpose of this research project is to fairly and equally convey cultural stories and demonstrate how people valued the landscape along the North Country Trail. Chapters correspond with a geographic section an annotated bibliography of primary and secondary sources, a graphics document, and pertinent quotations. This document includes guides for use of annotated bibliography and graphics appendices along with a bibliography of North Country Trail History. 2014 Recipients: George and Helen Hartzog Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service Discover the inspirational stories and amazing dedication of volunteers honored with the 2014 Hartzog Award. Volunteer Thelma Johnson standing with her cooking equipment Adirondacks: Europeans and American Colonists This section presents stories of French colonists; trade between the French, English, and Dutch; soldiers of the French and Indian War; and the beginning of the American Revolution. Adirondacks: Bibliography List of general sources and specific sources on stories about American Indians, Eropeans and American Colonists, Lumber Industry and Forest Conservation, and Great Camps and Outdoor Recreationalists. North Country: Trail to Great Adventures Threading its way across our landscape, the North Country National Scenic Trail (NST) links outstanding scenic, natural, recreational, historic, and cultural areas in seven of our northern states. Some portions of the trail invite easy walking, while others provide challenge, but everywhere the trail offers adventure. Distance is No Match for these Trail Volunteers Because of the vast distance, the National Park Service and the North Country Trail Association work with more than 1,200 active volunteers from local communities, 30-plus local volunteer chapters and trail affiliates, Team Rubicon, and other organizations, who are all essential to maintaining the trail for public use. volunteers carry saws and axes as they march through the forest. 2011 Recipients: George and Helen Hartzog Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service Meet the six winner of the 2011 Hartzog Awards, which celebrates the amazing contributions of volunteers to our national parks. Youth volunteer Creating the Longest National Scenic Trail Through the combined efforts of many people, the 4,600-mile North Country National Scenic Trail (NST) will become the longest national scenic trail trail in the United States. Although it will take many years to complete, trail users are already enjoying over 3,100 miles open to public use. Adirondacks: Lumber Industry and Forest Conservation Due to its treacherous terrain, the Adirondack region was one of the last areas explored in the contiguous United States. Thus, it retained its virgin timber growth long after other forests in New York had been cleared. Its timber was highly sought after during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This section includes sources on lumber companies, logging camps and labor conditions, and forest conservation efforts that culminated in the creation of Adirondack Park Adirondacks: Great Camps and Outdoor Recreationalists Located a short train ride from New York City, the Adirondack region became a romanticized getaway to the wilderness for the city’s upper class in the late nineteenth century. Numerous private residence compounds were constructed by wealthy businessmen, politicians, and socialites. Tourism in the area became more democratized in the early twentieth century with the growth of state parks, campsites, and alpine ski resorts. Adirondacks: Native Americans Human presence in the Adirondack region of New York spans thousands of years to the Paleo-Indian period. The rugged mountains served as hunting grounds for several nearby Native American peoples, most notably the Mahicans and the Mohawks of the Iroquois Confederacy. Today, the federally-recognized Native American tribe in the Adirondack region of New York is the St. Regis Band of Mohawk Indians of New York of the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation in Franklin County. Adirondacks: Introduction The North Country National Scenic Trail: From East to West, the Peoples and the Stories Historical Research for Interpretive Media Products Prepared by SVM Historical Consulting, LLC Conserving the North Country National Scenic Trail Learn about efforts to conserve and protect the North Country National Scenic Trail. (June 2019) Eight people stand on a hillside by a downed tree Tailgate Safety Series These safety tailgates are available to volunteers and trail users to help ensure a safe experience. The series covers various safety topics to review before a volunteer workday or an outing on the Trail. Logo reads Safety First in green letters

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