Special Events

The North Country Trail Association has hundreds of events along the Trail each year. Here are a few of the biggest that you don’t want to miss. Click on each to find out the details and how to register. Check out calendar of events for a full list of events by state.



Hike 100 Challenge–in celebration of the National Parks Service Centennial Anniversary in 2016, we are hosting a special Hike 100 Challenge and patch. Visit this page for more information.


2016 Celebration in North Dakota–our yearly gathering will happen September 15-17, 2016 in Fargo, ND. Visit this page for more details.



Join us for an extended outing in Minnesota immediately following the Celebration in North Dakota. Spend four days hiking in and around Itasca State Park in Minnesota. Celebrate the Park’s 125th anniversary and get in great miles for the Hike 100 Challenge, while enjoying the camaraderie of this trip. Visit this page for more information.



September 24, 2016 is North Country National Scenic Trail Day, or #NCNSTDay. Join us for events across the Trail as we celebrate the nation’s longest National Scenic Trail on National Public Lands Day. Visit this page for more information and a listing of events.


The Allegheny 100 Challenge happens each year in June. Visit this page for information on the 2016 event.