Special Events

The North Country Trail Association has hundreds of events along the Trail each year. Here are a few of the biggest that you don’t want to miss. Click on each to find out the details and how to register. Check out calendar of events for a full list of events by state.


Hike 100 Challenge–in celebration of the National Parks Service Centennial Anniversary in 2016, we are hosting a special Hike 100 Challenge and patch. Visit this page for more information.


The Allegheny 100 Challenge happens each year in June. Visit this page for information on the 2016 event. Registration will open Monday, March 6, at 8:00 AM EST.


Join us in Marquette, Michigan, July 27-29, 2017 for the Annual NCTA Celebration. We’ll have 3 days of premiere hiking in some of the most beautiful locations in the area. This is a time for North Country Trail-lovers from across the country to gather for a time of hiking, celebrating accomplishments, learning about the Trail, and making new friends. Make plans to join us now! Registration will open spring 2017, but you may want to make your lodging arrangements early, as this is the height of the tourist season in Marquette. Find lodging options here. View all Celebration information here. #NCTACelebration #HikeMarquette