North Country Trail Association

NCTA Membership


The North Country Trail Community welcomes you.

Membership matters. Your membership makes this work possible. Thank you.

You keep maps updated and free.
You fund maintenance for every mile of the Trail through the Field Grant program.
You are supporting programs that provide new Trail users with the North Country experience.
Your voice joins with many to serve as an advocate for the Trail’s protection.
You contribute to – and have access to – inspiring stories, resources, and information.
You are building a stronger future for the Trail.

Your membership is annual.

There are two great ways to get involved:

  1. Join a Chapter. Stay involved locally. A portion of your membership goes directly to your Chapter. Find a Chapter today.
  2. At-Large. Stay involved on a national level.

Membership FAQ


All membership levels receive:

A one-year subscription to the North Star. Stay connected to your Trail Community with this quarterly magazine.
A 10% discount to the Trail Shop. Stock up from your official NCTA merchandise source on must-have items, as gifts or for yourself.
A 10% discount on one *Celebration registration. Join motivating keynotes, stimulating workshops, and amazing hiking experiences. (*Discount begins in 2022.)
A collectable North Country Trail decal. It’s perfect for your vehicle, laptop, or mug. If you’re “Going Green,” let us know if we can mail this to you.

Additional benefits are available for certain membership levels:

Level Annual Membership *Celebration Registration Buy One, Get One 50% Off Specialty e-News Recognition in Annual Report Founders Circle Reception Invitation Annual, Limited Edition Gift Act Today
Individual $40 Join/Renew
**Family $55 Join/Renew
Trail Scout $100 X Join/Renew
Trail Angel $250 X X X Join/Renew
Trail Builder $500 X X X X X Join/Renew
Trail Blazer $1,000 X X X X X Join/Renew
Trail Guardian $2,500 X X X X X Join/Renew
Trail Leader $5,000 X X X X X Join/Renew
Trail Champion $10,000 X X X X X Join/Renew

*Celebration registration discount benefit begins in 2022.
**A Family membership covers one household. Any membership level $55 or more can include family members.

Header photo by Tonya Cooper