About Us

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

Celebration 2019

Join us for our annual Celebration this year, May 2-5, at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire, Michigan.

Take Action

Thank your Senators and Representatives for taking action for the NCT Route Adjustment Act!


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

Hike 100 Challenge

Join us for the Hike 100 Challenge in 2019. Hike 100 miles on the NCT and earn a special patch!

Volunteer Resource Center

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

Chris Loudenslager Selected as Superintendent of North Country National Scenic Trail

Date: August 5, 2019 Contact: Alexandra Picavet, Midwest Region Chief of Communications Phone: 402-661-1840 Email: apicavet@nps.gov Omaha, Neb. — National Park Service (NPS) Acting Midwest Regional Director Patricia Trap announced the selection of Chris Loudenslager as superintendent of North Country National Scenic Trail (North Country) in Michigan. Loudenslager is currently the Trail Manager at North […]

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2019 NCTA Award Winners

The North Country National Scenic Trail exists only because of the incredible community that supports it. Each spring, NCTA’s Awards Committee takes nominations for a series of Volunteer Awards that celebrate the efforts of the extraordinary individuals that go that extra mile to make the Trail and NCTA what it is today. Whether they build […]

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A New Route is Within Reach

PASSED! by Andrea Ketchmark, Executive Director of the North Country Trail Association   The North Country National Scenic Trail Route Adjustment Act is legislation that includes two important changes to the route of the NCT:  A change in Minnesota called the Arrowhead and an extension into Vermont to meet the famed Appalachian Trail. Although both changes […]