Corporate Sponsors

The North Country Trail Associate wishes to recognize and thank the following generous supporters of the trail. Please show your appreciation for these businesses next time you are in the market for their product and services.

For more information on becoming a corporate sponsor or giving to the NCTA, contact Andrea Ketchmark, Executive Director, at or 616-897-5987, ext. 6.

True North Society – $25,000 and up

REI Co-op Logo

Recreational Equipment, Inc is a cooperative headquartered in Seattle and provides a wide range of land and water-based recreational equipment. REI’s core purpose guides everything they do: to inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. They have been on FORTUNE magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” every year since the rankings began in 1998.

Trail Champions – $10,000-$24,999




“From our very first custom made hiking boots to our latest product innovations, we make all of our products with four core values in mind: Comfort, Durability, Design, and Versatility. It’s all about removing the barriers to enjoying the great outdoors.”


Scheels Only- Red

Scheels Allsports is headquartered in Fargo, ND and has stores in ten states in the west and north central US. Providing Scheels’ customers with first-class customer service and the world’s largest selection of sports, sportswear and footwear are the priorities throughout the organization. Scheel’s was recently voted Best SPORTING GOODS Store by Sports Illustrated for Kids.

The North Face is one of the major outdoor equipment providers worldwide and is headquartered in California. They started the TNF Explore Fund to financially support passionate groups who want to increase participation in the outdoors and work in innovative ways to protect our environment. The Explore Fund supports outdoor exploration by funding innovative ideas, both large and small in scale, that are changing the way we think about outdoor participation, accessibility, and protection of the environment.