Special Events

The North Country Trail Association has hundreds of events along the Trail each year.

Here are a few of the biggest events that you don’t want to miss. Click on each to find out the details and how to register. Check our calendar of events for a full listing of events by state.

Hike 100 and Hike 50 Challenges, 2018

Location: Across all 7 states
Hike 100 Challenge–During 2018, we are hosting a Hike 50 and a Hike 100 Challenge to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act. Hike 50 or 100 miles on the NCT and receive a special edition patch.
Visit this page for more information.

Allegheny 100 Challenge, June 8-10

Location: Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania
The Allegheny 100 Challenge happens each year in June, and is hosted by the Allegheny National Forest Chapter in Pennsylvania.
Visit this page for more information (Registration for 2018 will be available in March 2018.)

Allegheny 100 mile hiking challenge

National Trails Day, First Saturday in June each year

Location: Across all 7 states
National Trails day, organized by the American Hiking Society, happens each year the first Saturday in June. NCTA Chapters host events across the Trail.
Visit this page for a listing of National Trails Day events along the North Country Trail

Annual Celebration – April 26-29 in Hocking Hills, Ohio

Hosted each year in a new location, the Annual Celebration is a time for unique hiking experiences, seeing old NCT friends, and making new friends from across our 7 states and beyond. For 2018, the NCTA is joining with the Buckeye Trail Assocation for Trail Fest Celebration like no other in the beautiful Hocking Hills area.
Learn more about the 2018 Trail Fest Celebration in Ohio


NCNST Day, 4th Saturday in September

Location: Across all 7 states
Whether you join a local Chapter for a hike, or go out on the Trail with your family and friends, help us celebrate the nation’s longest National Scenic Trail coinciding with National Public Lands Day.
Register Your Event Here
Find an NCNST Day event near you