North Country Trail Association

Annual Celebration

Join the annual North Country Trail community gathering to learn new skills, become inspired, and of course, hike!

The North Country Trail Association works with one or a few local Chapters to host Celebration in a different location each year. This event is a multiple-day event that offers opportunities to explore the North Country National Scenic Trail in unique locations. It allows you to network with trail lovers from North Dakota to Vermont and beyond, offers skills workshops and volunteer training, and brings you exciting evening presentations. Join us as we celebrate everything that makes our Trail community special.


2021 Virtual Celebration: August 4-18



“On behalf of the North Country Trail Association Board of Directors and myself, we have made the difficult decision to move our 2021 Annual Celebration event from an in-person event to virtual. The virtual event will be held August 4-18. We will be updating this web page with information as it becomes available. We greatly appreciate your patience and continued support as we transition our event to an online platform. I also want to extend my gratitude to the NCTA Clarion County Chapter, as well as a special thank you to Dave Galbreath and Susan Giering, for leading the endeavors to create a memorable Celebration. They have been planning for this event for the past three years and we greatly appreciate all their hard work and dedication. Our virtual Celebration will be honoring Clarion and their dedication to the North Country Trail.” (Andrea Ketchmark, NCTA Executive Director)


Special thanks to our 2021 sponsors!



Header photo by Dove Day