The North Country National Scenic Trail is a 4600 mile hiking trail that is administered by the National Park Service.

Several different trails carry a route that stretches from Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont, down through the Finger Lakes region, around the base of Lake Erie, straight up through Michigan’s lower peninsula and west through the UP, across Minnesota, and all the way to the Missouri River in North Dakota.

The North Country Trail Association (NCTA) is the nationwide nonprofit organization that works in partnership with the National Park Service to build, maintain, and promote the North Country National Scenic Trail. Chief Noonday is the local chapter of the NCTA in the counties of Barry, Calhoun, and Kalamazoo in south central and western Michigan, sponsoring a 120-mile section that stretches from Grand Rapids to Homer, south of Battle Creek. The Chief Noonday chapter builds and maintains trails and, of course, sponsors hikes!

The Chief Noonday Chapter Ground Hog Hike

Join the Chief Noonday Chapter (CND) of the North Country Trail Association for a free, guided hike on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The CND Ground Hog Hike will be about 5 miles long, or hikers can choose a longer 7.4 mile trek.

WHEN: Saturday, February 2, 9:15 am

MEET: at the Prairieville Family Restaurant, 10485 S. Norris Rd., Delton, MI.

Happy Holidays!

For more information, please visit the Chief Noonday Chapter website and click on the Events Calendar. Please contact Jane Norton for further details at 269-808-7334 or email at jane_a_norton at

For more information about upcoming CND events and hikes on the 120-mile section of the North Country Trail in Barry, Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties, visit the Chief Noonday Chapter website and click on Events Calendar.
Contact for local trail and event information: Larry Pio, President, Chief Noonday Chapter (CND), or 269-341-5964.