North Country National Scenic Trail

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The North Country National Scenic Trail is a premier footpath that stretches 4,600 miles linking communities, forests, and prairies across seven northern states. From Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota to Crown Point, New York, the trail connects the following states: North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. Over 1700 miles of this trail have already been completed.

From the VCSU campus a segment of this trail winds through the wooded hillside of Medicine Wheel Park and along the Path of the Planets. The North Country National Scenic Trail offers something for everyone. Whether you enjoy walking, hiking, backpacking, birding, snow-shoeing, or cross-country skiing, there is section of trail waiting for you to enjoy.

The Sheyenne River Valley Chapter of the North Country Trail works with partner organizations to maintain certified segments in the Sheyenne State Forest, Fort Ransom State Park, Valley City, and along Lake Ashtabula. Work is underway to develop additional trail to connect the existing segments.

For more information, visit, email, or call 701-845-2970 (U.S. Corps of Engineers).