The Ohio River Trail Council (ORTC) proposes the development of a hiking trail beginning at Lock 57 Park Ohioville, Pa to the North Country National Scenic Trail (NCT) generally following the Little Beaver Creek north. This project will be coordinated through an alliance between the ORTC, the NCT"s Great Trail and Sandy & Beaver Canal Chapter in Ohio along with the Wampum Chapter in Pennsylvania (North Fork of the Little Beaver Creek).
The trail will allows hikers, snowshoers and cross country skiers access to a variety of northern landscapes. The NCT, which stretches more than 4,600 miles (7,400 km) from crown point in eastern New York to Lake Sakakawea in western North Dakota in the United States, is the longest of the eleven National Scenic Trails authorized by Congress. Like its sister trails, it was designed to provide peaceful recreational opportunities in some of the America's outstanding landscapes.
As of 2008, over 1,800 miles have been certified. The NCT is administered by the National Park Service, managed by federal, state, and local agencies, and built and maintained primarily by the volunteers of the North Country Trail Association NCTA) and its partners. The 28 chapters of the NCTA, its 3,200+ members and each affiliate organization have assumed responsibility for trail construction and maintenance of a specific section of the NCT. The North Country National Scenic Trail links scenic, natural, historic, and cultural areas in seven states. The NCT also threads its way through 57 state parks and state historic areas, 47 state forests, 22 state game areas, seven state water conservation districts and at least ten county forests and parks. Several hundred miles of trail eventually will also cross private land thanks to owners who have granted easements across their property.When completed, through the efforts of many people, the trail will be the longest continuous hiking trail in the United States.
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