North Country Trail

The North County National Scenic Trail extends from the state of New York to the state of North Dakota. Approximately 122 miles of the Trail run through the Eastern Upper Peninsula. The St. Ignace portion if the Trail begins at Straits State Park then runs along Business Loop I-75, through the downtown area before turning north-west at Castle Rock and entering a heavily forested stretch. The Trail has something for everyone from the city lover to the most dedicated hiker.

Trail Town St. Ignace, your Home Port for exploring the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Your North Country Trail Adventure begins at the St. Ignace Welcome Center as soon you come north over the majestic Mackinac “Mighty Mac” Bridge. It continues through the Straits State Park into the downtown, where the Huron Boardwalk carries you along the Lake Huron shoreline and travels beyond through seventy miles of the Hiawatha National Forest. Hikers experience whispering pines and vibrant wetlands, skirt lakes and streams, stroll atop ancient sand dunes and along the Niagara Escarpment to the Lake Superior shore. All four seasons offer nature at its best, first hand and up close. The North Country Trail is easy hiking and accesses abound from parking areas to USFS roadways.


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