North Country Trail

The most ambitious effort to create remarkable hiking trails in the Copper Country belongs to the Peter Wolfe Chapter of The North Country Trail.  When completed, the North Country Trail will extend for about 3200 miles and will link the Appalachian Trail in Vermont to the Lewis and Clark Trail in North Dakota. The North Country Trail is challenging. It traverses areas of very rugged topography and is often several miles from the nearest motor vehicle access point. Most stream crossings are without bridges. The Peter Wolfe Chapter has accepted the responsibility of developing and maintaining most of the western portion of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, from the east side of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park to eastern Baraga County.  The Chapter is interested in attracting volunteers to help them in their many projects and can be contacted a

107.64miles of theNational Scenic Trail (North Country Trail) that crosses theOttawa in an east-west direction and travels through Baraga, Southern Houghton,and Ontonagon counties, most of the trail system is within the Ottawa NationalForest. Sections of the trail are easy to moderate, while other sections aremoderate to difficult.
- one mile trail offers two alternative routes to reach a small waterfallonCascade Creek;
- short trails -at Sturgeon Falls and Silver Mountain, north of Sidnaw, andO-Kun-de-Kun Falls on US 45 north of Bruce Crossing.