North Country Trail Association


The opportunities to partner with the NCTA are plentiful as we create a role and place for your brand alongside ours.

There are many ways to sponsor the Trail:

  • Support trail protection efforts for the preservation of the Trail’s future.
  • Support trail projects and be a part of building and maintaining the Trail.
  • Support the Association as a whole, or connect with one of its many programs including the Hike 100 Challenge, Next Generation Coalition, Annual Celebration, and more.

There are many ways your business can join in maintaining and protecting the North Country National Scenic Trail. We will work with you to fill your unique business needs and mission. Together we can do amazing things for the Trail.

Why invest in the North Country Trail Association?

  • This is your opportunity to partner your brand with the NCTA, and have it featured alongside the Association’s primary partner, the National Park Service.
  • This is your chance to support a premier hiking pathway in National Trail System.
  • Your company or organization will be visible to an active Trail Community that includes more than 4,000+ members, 4,000 unique Hike 100 Challenge program participants, and countless Trail users and followers from across the nation.
  • Your employees and customers will see your commitment to protecting this resource that spans across eight states with a hiking trail that includes urban, suburban, and rural community environments.
  • You will be showing your support and appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the NCTA Chapters and their volunteers – each dedicated to creating a memorable hiking experience today and a bright future for the Trail’s tomorrow.

Your investment will be seen by outdoor enthusiasts and environmentally conscious people who support businesses that share their mission, and the organizations in which they are involved. Contact Director of Development and Communications Nancy Brozek to discuss how the NCTA can help you meet your unique business goals on a national level.

Sponsors making an investment of $250 or more will be acknowledged on this website.

Official Trail Partners

Current Sponsors


True North Society


Colcom Foundation
Iron Belle Trail
Lux Foundation
Michigan Fitness Foundation
REI Foundation


Trail Champions

$10,000 – $24,999

National Park Foundation
Nicholas Funds
Partnership for the National Trails System


Trail Leader

$5,000 – $9,999

Athletic Brewing Co.
Bell’s Brewery
Betty A. Lewis Environmental Charitable Trust


Trail Guardian

$2,500 – $4,999

Lamb-Weston / RDO Frozen
Noquemanon Trails Network


Trail Blazer

$1,000 – $2,500

Keystone Trails Alliance
Lindy Paving, Inc.
Louis and Nellie Sieg Fund
Lyme Great Lakes
Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance
The Tassell-Wisner-Bottrall Foundation
Torch LLC
United Refining Company
Walmart Foundation
3M Foundation


Trail Builder

$500 – $999

906 Adventure Team
AmazonSmile Foundation
ChronoTrack Systems Corp.
Civil Design Solutions, Inc.
Enon Valley Community Volunteer Fire Department
Four Bees By The Sea
Fryburg Sportsman Club, Inc.
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Northwest Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation
T&C Markets IM, Inc.
VFW Post 1835 of Franklin, PA


Trail Angel

$250 – $499

Akeley Township
Clarion County Rod & Gun Club
EarthShare Chapters
Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc.
Itasca Mantrap Co-Op Electrical Association Trust
Johnson & Johnson Matching Gifts Program
Myrmel Maps, Myrmel and Associates LLC
Superior Hiking Trail Association
Township of Thorpe, Hubbard County
Woosah Outfitters
YourCause, LLC Trustee for YourCause


Header photo by Dove Day