The North Country National Scenic Trail (NCT) is the longest in the National Trails System, stretching 4,600 miles over 7 states from the middle of NorthDakota to the Vermont border of New York. The Trail traverses through a National Grassland, 10 National Forests, more than 150 federal, state and local public lands; near three of the Great Lakes; past countless farmlands; through large cityscapes; over many rivers; and through the famed Adirondacks. As America’s premier foot path the NCT immerses the hiker in the best natural features and cultural heritage the northern United States has to offer. To learn more about the North Country Trail and how to get involved please visit