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.

A variety of sponsorship levels are available, offering year-round opportunities to support our mission to protect, preserve, and promote the North Country Trail. See our Value Proposition Statement for more information on the value of a sponsorship.

Ready to join? Submit a Sponsorship Commitment Form. Or contact the Director of Development and Communications to discuss how the NCTA can help you meet your unique business goals on a national level.

Official Trail Partners

Current Sponsors


True North Society







Iron Belle Trail

Lux Foundation

National Park Foundation



Trail Champions

$10,000 – $24,999

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Nicholas Funds

Partnership for the National Trails System


Trail Leader

$5,000 – $9,999

Betty A. Lewis Environmental Charitable Trust




Trail Guardian

$2,500 – $4,999

Noquemanon Trails Network


Trail Blazer

$1,000 – $2,500

Louis and Nellie Sieg Fund

Lyme Great Lakes

St. Ignace Visitors Bureau

The Tassell-Wisner-Bottrall Foundation

United Refining Company

3M Foundation


Trail Builder

$500 – $999

906 Adventure Team

AmazonSmile Foundation

Civil Design Solutions, Inc.

FarOut Guides

Marc’s Double Oven

Super 8 – St. Ignace, Michigan


Trail Angel

$250 – $499

Akeley Township

Castle Rock

Chippewa County Historical Society

Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc.

First National Bank of St. Ignace

Myrmel Maps, Myrmel and Associates LLC

Pickford Building Center

Superior Hiking Trail Association

Township of Thorpe, Hubbard County


Header photo by Dove Day