North Country Trail Association


My NCT 2021 Artist Search

Few things evoke emotion in the same way that spending time on the North Country Trail (NCT) does, and that making a connection with a work of art does. The North Country Trail Association launched the My NCT program in 2020 as a means to bring art and nature together in the telling of our story, and the connection our Trail Community has with it.

“We have been talking for years about the need for a more graphic representation of the Trail,” explained Andrea Ketchmark, NCTA Executive Director. “An artist’s take on what makes each state along the North Country Trail special and tying that all together in one beautiful image.”

The My NCT program incorporates the promotion of the North Country National Scenic Trail and the NCTA through an artist’s visual interpretation of it. The piece selected is displayed through the NCTA for 16 months before it is retired.

The NCTA is now seeking its 2021 artist for the My NCT program. Submissions will be accepted until April 23, 2021.

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My NCT 2020

What happens when the Association and a woodblock print maker team up? The result is a one of a kind design that proudly tells the “This is My NCT” story and for a limited time, we are making it available to you.

West Michigan artist Erica Lang has captured the spirit of the North Country Trail through her own unique way of storytelling. Erica and her Woosah brand have created a one-of-a-kind woodblock printmaking design made specifically for NCTA.

These limited edition gifts available until Fall 2021, so don’t wait! Become a part of the North Country Trail Community. Memberships support the NCTA mission and include additional benefits, such as a subscription to the quarterly North Star magazine, a 10% discount to the Trail Shop, timely news about the Trail, and a powerful voice as we fight to protect the Trail. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing and shipping.


Header image by Anandhi Chandran