North Country Trail Association

Events

It is always recommended you contact the host Chapter or Affiliate organization prior to attending an event to confirm details.
This calendar is updated as often as possible but sudden changes to event details may not be reflected here.

Please always plan ahead to prepare for the activity you’re participating in. Contact the Chapter with questions prior to the event and educate yourself on Leave No Trace principles. All events hosted by the NCTA will follow the current Covid-19 guidelines, which are available for viewing on the Trail Alerts web page.

Date/Time
Event
Dec 03
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

December Group Hike, Harbor Springs Chapter

Join the NCTA Harbor Springs Chapter on a group hike of Section 9 12168 Cecil Bay Road to Swamp Line Road in Wilderness State Park, 6.5 miles one way. Out-and-back hike; go as far as you like. No carpool. The Trail is level with only a short distance with hills, going through mainly pine forests […]

Harbor Springs Section 10 Trailhead, Carp Lake Michigan

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Dec 10
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hiawatha Shore-to-Shore Chapter: It's Beginning to Hike a Lot Like Christmas

Join our Hiawatha Shore-to-Shore Chapter and see the Niagara Escarpment! (For an introduction of what the Niagara Escarpment is, read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niagara_Escarpment ) We will meet for this 6 hour hike at the Niagara Escarpment parking area on FS3323 off East Lake Road south of H-40 just north of the Chippewa/Mackinac County line. The parking lot […]

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Dec 10
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Kent County Hike

Join the NCTA Western Michigan Chapter for a group hike this December! We will meet at the White Pine Trail’s Russell Street trailhead, south of Cedar Springs. We’ll hike north to W. Cherry Street and back. Total distance is 5.8 miles. Contact Nancy DeJong with questions at ganjdejong@gmail.com.

White Pine Trail Parking Lot, Russell Street, Cedar Springs Michigan

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Dec 10
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Chief Noonday Chapter: Middleville Lions Club Christmas Parade

The Chief Noonday Chapter of The North Country Trail will be walking in the Middleville Lions Club Christmas Parade! The Parade is December 10, 2022, and starts at 6pm. Please meet by 5:30p at the Village Parking lot by the Thornapple Valley Church (20 State St).

Thornapple Valley Church, Middleville MI

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Dec 11
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

ANF Chapter December Guided Hike

Join our Allegheny National Forest Chapter for our last fall hike! We’ll meet no later than 10AM at parking on Guitonville/Muzette Rd. The parking is located south of Marienville, about 2.5 miles from Rt 66. It is on the left (south) side of the road at the beginning of FR 540; GPS coordinates N 41° […]

Parking on Guitonville/Muzette Rd, Marienville PA

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Dec 11
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Muncie Lakes Hike

The NCTA Grand Traverse Hiking Club Chapter will have its usual December outing at the Muncie Lakes Pathway. We will ski, hike, or snowshoe, depending on the trail conditions. There will be no regular meeting at the Boardman River Nature Center in December. The Muncie Lakes Pathway trailhead is on Ranch Rudolf Road, 0.7 miles […]

Muncie Lakes Pathway Trailhead, Traverse City Michigan

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Dec 14
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Butler County Chapter Monthly Planning Meeting

Join us for the monthly NCTA Butler County Chapter Planning Meeting. All are welcome, but if you are not fully vaccinated, a mask is recommended while in the Trustees Meeting Room. (Masks may be removed if six-foot physical distancing is observed.)

Butler County Family YMCA, Butler Pennsylvania

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Dec 14
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Chief Noonday Chapter Monthly Meeting

NCTA Chief Noonday Chapter monthly meeting will be via Zoom. Contact cnd@northcountrytrail.org for information.

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Dec 17
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Giem Road to Camp 10 Road Hike, Jordan Valley 45° Chapter

Join the NCTA Jordan Valley 45° Chapter for a hike near Boyne Falls. At 10:00 a.m., we will gather at the hikes end at Camp 10 Road (just south off of Thumb Lake Road, Michigan NCNST Mile 635.75). At 10:30 we will ferry hikers to the hikes start at the railroad crossing on Giem Road […]

Camp 10 Road, Boyne Falls Michigan

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Dec 19
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Allegheny National Forest Chapter Monthly Meeting

Join us for our monthly NCTA Allegheny National Forest Chapter meeting! You do not have to be a member to attend our meetings, but you do need to be a member to make motions and vote. Until further notice, all meetings will be conducted by conference call. If you would like to join the conference […]

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This listing includes events hosted by NCTA Chapters and sometimes events hosted by Affiliate organizations. If an Affiliate’s event is not listed here, please check their organization’s website for details or confirmation.

The NCTA thanks Bell’s Brewery for their support of this events calendar development.