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Considered a premier footpath, the North Country National Scenic Trail stretches for about 4,400 miles linking towns, forests, and prairies across seven northern states with almost 1500 miles of the trail running through Michigan. So far, over 1,700 miles of the trail have been certified off-road and additional miles follow shared paths, and some road walks yet remain. Once completed, it will be the longest off-road hiking trail in the United States. Many of the trails are used for cross-country skiing as well as hiking. Hike the part of the trail that is in Litchfield, six miles from Allen.
The Baw Beese Chapter is responsible for developing and maintaining the North Country National Scenic Trail from the place where it leaves the Wabash Cannonball Trail in Ohio (about ten miles south of the border with Michigan.) It then heads north, through Hillsdale County, to the Calhoun County border. Existing trail in this range includes segments in Lost Nation State Game Area and the Baw Beese Trail.