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Volunteer

We need you and your skills! Find out how you can start volunteering with the North Country Trail Association.

Take Action

Urge your Senators to get S.363, the NCT route adjustment legislation, moving in the Senate. The companion bill in the House has been passed. This is the last piece of the puzzle to get this done in this session of Congress, and the clock is running out.

About Us

Learn more about us and join our community of trail lovers.

Volunteer Resource Center

Check out our complete listing of volunteer resources and training, including the Chapter Leadership Handbook.

Hike 50 & Hike 100 Challenges

Join us for the Hike 50 and Hike 100 Challenges in 2018. Hike 50 or 100 miles and earn a special patch!

NCTA Annual Awards

The NCT exists and thrives because of our volunteers. Join us in honoring this year's award winners!

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Minnesota NCT Guidebook Release

Written by Matthew Davis, North Country Trail Association Minnesota hikers and nature enthusiasts now have a comprehensive, up-to-date guidebook for the *860 miles of North Country National Scenic Trail that cross the state from the Red River Valley to Lake Superior. The Guide to Hiking the North Country Trail in Minnesota: Across Prairies, the North Woods, and […]

Lacie Tryan, Next Generation Coalition member from Michigan.

Meet Lacie Tryan: Next Generation Coalition Member

Lacie Tryan, Next Generation Coalition member from Michigan. Any fond memories or exciting trail stories you have experienced? “This year, my boyfriend and I hiked the North Country Trail section near the Manistee River in Michigan. Our hike started at Red Bridge River Access, hiking north. We anticipated going the nine miles to reach the suspension bridge – Lower […]

Marty Swank accepts his Lifetime Achievement Award from NCTA Board of Directors President Ruth Dorrough (April 2018).

Why I Volunteer: Marty Swank

The North Country Trail Association has an incredible roster of volunteers who build and maintain the North Country National Scenic Trail. Each volunteer has a story of why they’re involved: Here’s Marty Swank’s. Marty, of the Chequamegon Chapter in Wisconsin, earned a Tom Gilbert Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Annual Celebration. This award recognizes 15 […]