North Country Trail Association

Ways to Give

Imagine our nation without the North Country Trail. The beauty and spirit of the NCNST is something we can not afford to lose.


A gift to the North Country Trail Association has power. It develops a safe path across eight states. It maintains more than 4,600 miles for public use. It promotes countless adventures. It conserves the longest National Scenic Trail in the National Trails System. We need your help and every penny counts. Together we must protect the North Country Trail because it’s survival is in our hands.

You are invited to join the North Country Trail Association by making a contribution today.

Supporter Spotlight

Quinn Wright

Quinn Wright has been the Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Trail Conference (FLTC) in Western New York since 2015 and has been a NCTA Board Member since 2017. But his relationship with these trail systems started off quite ordinary, like most trail users.

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Quinn Wright
Quinn Wright

Support the Trail, Support the Work

Make a Donation

Since 1980 the North Country Trail Association has played a pivotal role in leading the building, maintenance and protection of the Trail. This work happens because of the support of people like you. Donate to our Founders Circle, monthly giving program, or make a one-time gift today.

Join the Community

Become a member of the trail community by joining the North Country Trail Association. As a member, you are supporting the premier hiking path across the northern tier of the United States. Memberships start at only $20 and make an incredibly positive impact for the Trail. Looking for a way to share your NCTA experience with others? Memberships make great gifts, too!

Plan for the Future

When you make a legacy gift to NCTA, it’s like paying the Trail experience forward. *Bequests can be made in a will or trust, through designations in a retirement fund, life insurance policy, or an outright gift of life insurance cash value on a policy that is no longer needed. All it takes is a quick phone call to your financial advisor or lawyer to add NCTA as a beneficiary. Please let us know if you have established a bequest to NCTA so we can recognize you as a member of the Association’s Legacy Society.

The NCTA also welcomes land and stock gifts. This is often a very taxwise way to make a generous gift to support the Trail.

*Bequests made to the North Country Trail Association support the endowment unless otherwise designated or directed.

Become a Corporate Sponsor

The North Country Trail connects thousands of people to the outdoors each year, and it provides you with the perfect platform to show your support of the important work the Association does. Our sponsorship packages are built to fit a wide variety of budgets and marketing goals.

Commitment to Transparency: We desire for our supporters to have the best understanding of our operations, so we are committed to openness and integrity. Every year we go through a rigorous external audit, and report to you and our partners on our programs and successes. Thank you for your support.



The NCTA values the privacy of its donors. Donor information is kept strictly confidential. We do not sell or rent the names of our donors. We will not sell donor personal information to any third party and we do not send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. Donor information is kept in a password-protected database on a secure network. Credit card information is processed by a reputable e-commerce provider on a secure, encrypted website and credit card numbers are not retained in the NCTA offices.


Header photo by Jerry Warner.

North Country Trail Association
229 E. Main St., Lowell, MI 49331


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