Laws & Policies
The North Country Trail spans 7 states. Portions of the trail cross lands administered by 4 National Parks, 10 National Forests and numerous other Federal, State, and locally administered lands. The trail also crosses many miles of privately owned lands. Each one of these agencies and owners will have their own rules and regulations.
Park User Responsibility:
Firearms and other weapons
Legislation: As of February 22, 2010, federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws to legally possess firearms on lands owned by the U.S. Government and managed by the National Park Service. Refer to Section 512 of the Credit Card Accountability responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, Public Law 111-24, 123 Stat. 1764-65
This applies to:
This does not apply to:
Did You Know?
The North Country Trail crosses the Mackinac Bridge which is the longest suspension bridge in the western hemisphere. The bridge can only be crossed on foot once a year.