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Volunteer

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

Support the Work 2018

Spring is our busiest time of the year as the trail is being prepared for your next best hike. Support the work in real-time, as it's being done!

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!

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 […]

Minnesota Conservation Corps Crew

NCTA and NPS Request Handbook Revision Proposals

The National Park Service (NPS) and the North Country Trail Association (NCTA) are seeking proposals for the revision and update of the North Country National Scenic Trail Handbook for Trail Design, Construction and Maintenance. The original handbook was published in 1996. Since then, significant advancements including new legislation, new references, and an increased demand for a […]

Board of Directors President Ruth Dorrough with Rising Star Award winner Luc Albert.

NCTA Celebrates 2018 Annual 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 […]