The North Country Trail is the longest of 11 National Scenic Trails but is far less known than its sister trails, which include the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Superior Hiking Trail.
Though Backpacker magazine has called it “the Next Great Trail,” the NCT is unknown even to many avid Minnesota hikers. Learn more about the NCT’s history and find out what’s along its 4,600 miles, which include 1,050 miles in Minnesota and Wisconsin. You also will learn how you can help the North Country Trail Association get the Arrowhead Re-route (a bill allowing the NCT to follow the Kekakabic, Border Route and Superior hiking trails in Minnesota) through Congress. Presented by Matthew Davis.