Volunteer



Summer Fun!

Food Fest Volunteering Volunteers are needed for Food Fest Fun!  4th of July, is coming soon! The NTN is looking for volunteers for two hour shifts, scooping Jilbert’s Ice Cream at Food Fest. The busiest shifts where we need the most volunteers are on: Wednesday, July 3rd from 4-6pm and 8-10:30 pm. Thursday, July 4th from 4-6pm and 8-10:30 pm. Friday, July 5th from 4-6pm and 8-10:30 pm. Day shifts are also open from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm. Keep in mind the shifts are only two hours and your volunteer time extends to the grooming of the ski trails

The NTN Twin Peaks Trail Run is set for Saturday June 1st, 2013

The NTN Twin Peaks Trail Run is set for Saturday June 1st, 2013 this year. Both the 1/2 marathon and 5K races start at high noon at the South Marquette Trailhead located off or HWY 553. . This is the fourth year for the Twin Peaks Challenge and the event continues to grow and evolve. The grassroots race is as unique as it is challenging. Tibetan prayer flags fly above the starting line and each one of the summits that the half marathoners climb has a cowbell that must be rung to avoid disqualification. If you are new to trail

NTN Forestville Trails-Year in Review 2012-2013

NTN Forestville Trails-Year in Review 2012-2013 As we approach April there is still an abundance of snow to enjoy. It has been a wonderful winter from many perspectives. The following are just a few highlights. Members make the whole organization possible. Your donations, volunteerism and passion for the outdoors keep the NTN growing. This year we added many new members to our total membership of more than 1000. Trail Builders are the individuals, families and businesses who give at least $500 each year to allow us to build new trails, purchase needed equipment and hire our staff. We have 37

Honey Bear Classic is set for Feb 16th.

Honey Bear Classic Ski Race set for Saturday, February 16, 2012 in Marquette! Noquemanon Trail Network and “Friends of the Big Bay Pathway” will host the annual Honey Bear Ski Race on the NTN – Forestville location on Saturday, February 16th. Participants of any age can ski classic or skate over an approximate 12-K or 24-K course. All race events will start at 10:00 a.m. from the NTN Trailhead. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. (in the pole barn) until 9:45 a.m. Entry fee is $35 per person with all proceeds going to maintain the Big Bay Pathway. An awards

NTN Grooming Report 1.25.13

Greetings NTN Members, Forestville: All trails up to pine loop at 16 k were groomed yesterday. Bagwaji and chiwaji were not reset with new classic track. Expect good skiing today! We plan to have Goo Koo Koo and the Wagis groomed for pass skiing on Sunday am and then make a Bombi run to 510 after the snowbike race Sun am. Noquemanon Race Trail Update Friday January 25, 2013 9:30AM As of 9:30AM today, it is snowing lightly.  We expect to get 2-4 inches out of this snowfall today, more towards Ishpeming.  We hauled more snow between Kilometer 4 and

Grooming Report 1.22.13

Greetings NTN Members, Forestville: To cold to get out grooming last night. Skiing should be excellent . Day efforts have been directed to race prep. Race Course Update: Last night we had a hearty crew of 18 guys and one lady (my wife!) out shoveling and hauling snow with equipment, for 2.5 hours in sub-zero temperatures. It was an impressive crew that did not want to stop, even though we felt the trail was very well covered! We added quite a bit of snow to our base, over the last 4km. We will be hauling snow to the finish area

NTN Grooming Report

Forestville: Tonight was the last time temps may be below freezing for a couple days. We did a light groom on animoosh, chiwaji and the Noque to 14k. Zhing, boozhoo and the sprint loop were groomed and tracked as well. Give your Christmas tree a new purpose. NTN is trying to create a natural looking wind barrier up near the power lines where drifting and low snow can be a problem. Drive up the Forestville Road (past the NTN parking lot) and drop it off. We’ll “plant” it in the snow bank for you. Over the next few weekends the

NTN Grooming Report 1/9/13

Forestville: FV to 510 on Noque, animoosh and mead bypass all groomed last night. Give your Christmas tree a new purpose. NTN is trying to create a natural looking wind barrier up near the power lines where drifting and low snow can be a problem. Drive up the Forestville Road (past the NTN parking lot) and drop it off. We’ll “plant” it in the snow bank for you. Over the next few weekends the NTN plans to have trail ambassadors out on the trail checking for trail passes.  Be sure to wear your pass when you ski.  Memberships or day

Grooming Report 12/27/12 & Grooming Clinic Update

Forestville: Bawagi, Chiwagi  and the Noque to 510 were groomed  last night.  Classic tracks because they were in good shape.  Skiing looks very good today.   General Grooming Comments: Grooming Goals and Philosophy: The majority of grooming at Forestville is performed by volunteers and there is a shortage of volunteers. So, if you are interested, we have a grooming clinic TODAY the 27th at the trailhead, 4:00 P.M. The Forestville system has over 40k or trails. We would love to have all 40k of fresh corduroy every day and with enough groomers we could do it. In the meantime, we strive

Note from the Snowball Committee

Our Snowball committee and NTN Board have been working hard to make this year’s Snowball a fantastic event.  Join us to celebrate our accomplishments and contribute to our mission of maintaining a non-motorized trail system in the central Upper Peninsula. The food and drink promise to be outstanding, with Elizabeth’s Chophouse hors d’oeuvres, a fine beverage selection from Everyday Wines, Blackrocks Brewery and Ore Dock Brewing Company and desserts provided by Donckers, Marquette Baking Company, Midtown Bakery and Sweetwater Café. The evening begins with a social hour and silent auction, followed by a brief program and live auction.  The Door