Hiawatha Shore-To-Shore Chapter
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Upcoming Events At A Glance

May 13, 2017 Hike - "HSS Rendezvous" - Castle Rock Area
May 17, 2017 May Meeting and Trail Talk - Pure Country Restaurant in Rudyard
Jun 03, 2017 Hike - National Trails Day - Curley Lewis Highway / Whitefish Bay area

Hello NCT/HSS Members and Friends,

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Chapter News

2017 EUP Hiking Rendezvoux and Dinner
Castle Rock Area
Saturday, May 13 12pm-9pm

A great day of hiking and a great dinner afterward celebrating the North Country Trail in the EUP!
Noon: Gather at the Trail Head on Castle Rock Road.
(see the map: http:// northcountrytrail.org/hss/ m1.pdf)
There will be hikes of varying lengths on Section B.

5:00pm Potluck Hor D'oeuvres at the Trail Town Center in the Fort De Buade building, downtown Saint Ignace. Bring a small plate of tasty pre-dinner appetizers and enjoy a great social hour!

6:00pm Dinner: Meet at the Village Inn in Saint Ignace for dinner and a presentation as we celebrate our volunteers and the accomplishments from the past year. RSVP's are requested so we can know how many to prepare for. Please let us know that you are coming, either in the discussion, by private message or by email (hss@northcountrytrail.org ). Dinner will be $16.00 (plus gratuity) and will include chicken, fish, and a veggie dish, dessert and nonalcoholic drinks. Wendy does a wonderful job with these dinners!

Make your plans, SAVE THE DATE!!


Check back as we will be updating more information as the day approaches.

Bring your camera, water, clothing and gear appropriate for the trail and the weather.

>>> The evening's presentation: Yooper Tours: On the North Country Trail by Alex Maier

Last year we met Alex when he hiked up to us as we were working on the beaver dam near Lynch Creek, Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Alex had a video camera and was recording his hike across the UP. Alex says, "Hiking on the North Country Trail around Marquette is what introduced me to backpacking when I moved up here to attend NMU. Every time I wanted to go a little bit farther than last time and photograph the adventure, so eventually I just decided to hike across the whole U.P. Along the way, I filmed a series of episodes about each section I hiked, called “Yooper Tours: on the North Country Trail”.
His website is http://fiveacesmedia.net/


Seasons of the UP - Eating along the NCT
Portage Township Building, Curtis, MI
Saturday, May 13 10am-12pm

Join MSU Extension nutrition educators and local wild foods experts in this foraged foods adventure. Learn:

  • What wild foods are safe to eat and how to identify them
  • Where to find wild foods on public lands and harvest sustainably
  • How to prepare various foraged foods
  • Ways to save on grocery bills by collecting nutritious wild foods

To register or for more information please contact the Mackinac County MSUE Office at: 906-643-7307 or 906-235-2985 or email jarviem1@anr.msu.edu or abram@anr.msu.edu

See the full flyer here


Membership? Volunteering?

Are you a NCTA member? If so, thank you! If not, do consider becoming a member. The NCT needs your support.

Are you a NCTA Volunteer? If yes, thank you! If not, do consider signing up for one of the many volunteer opportunities. Your skills and help is needed! Contact Kay at 989-350-2826 or kay1040@lighthouse.net

The North Country Trail Association develops, maintains, preserves and promotes the North Country National Scenic Trail through a trail-wide coalition of volunteers and partners.