North Country Trail Association

Events

With so many Chapters, Affiliates and Partners across the Trail, there’s always something exciting happening.

Please check this page frequently for updates, as events may be postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19. For updates guidelines and recommendations from the NCTA, visit the Trail Alerts page.

Most of these Chapters, Affiliates and Partners host or participate in numerous events throughout the year, from work days to group hikes. Special events like NCTA Celebration, the Allegheny 100, North Country National Scenic Trail Day, National Public Lands Day, and National Trails Day are celebrated annually. Will you join us?

This calendar includes events hosted by NCTA Chapters and some Affiliates. Visit superiorhiking.org for Superior Hiking Trail Association events, buckeyetrail.org for Buckeye Trail Association events, and fingerlakestrail.org for Finger Lakes Trail Conference events.

 

Special Events

 

Annual Celebration

The North Country Trail community gathers in a different Trail state each year in either the late spring, summertime, or early fall. Celebration offers networking, skills workshops, volunteer training, inspiring presentations, and ample hiking opportunities.

North Country National Scenic Trail Day

Each year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers come together on the fourth Saturday in September, National Public Lands Day, to assist with various projects designed to restore and enhance public parks, forests, waterways and more. North Country National Scenic Trail Day coincides with National Public Lands Day each year, to bring awareness, use and volunteerism specifically to the longest National Scenic Trail in America: the North Country Trail.

Allegheny 100 Challenge

Each June, the Allegheny National Forest Chapter in Pennsylvania hosts an unsupported endurance hiking challenge with no timekeepers, aid stations or finish line, other than the one hikers set for themselves. The A-100 challenges hikers to traverse 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles along the North Country Trail through the Allegheny National Forest in 50 hours.

National Trails Day

Organized by the American Hiking Society, National Trails Day occurs each year on the first Saturday in June. North Country Trail Association Chapters host events like group hikes and workdays across the entire trail.

 

Header photo by Kate Lemon