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North Country Trail hikes

The Itasca Moraine Chapter of the North Country Trail Association has scheduled three mid-week resort hikes that are designed for people who have not hiked the trail before.

Experienced hikers can join as well and have a good experience. The public is welcome and families with children are especially welcome.

All hikes begin at 10 a.m. At the end of each hike, people are given rides back to their cars.

On June 20, hikers meet at the Waboose Public Access off Inner Forest RD in Hubbard County north of Nevis. An out and back short hike is scheduled as well as a 2 mile and a 4.5 mile hike. 

On July 11, the hike is in the Walker area. Hikers are to meet at the North Country Trail crossing, 5 miles southwest of Walker on Cass County Hwy 12. A short hike out and back as well as a 2 mile hike to Shingobee Recreation Area and a 4.3 mile hike to the Shingobee River Bridge/parking lot on Hwy 50.

On Aug. 1, the hike is in the Longville Area. Hikers are to meet at the NCT parking lot just off of State Hwy 84, .8 miles south of the intersection with State Hwy 200.  

Hikers should wear sturdy shoes, bring water, a snack and insect repellent. 

Call 218-675-5448 if you have questions.