North Country Trail Association

My NCT Membership Drive

Everyone who supports the Trail during My NCT, whether through membership or donation, will receive an exclusive gift.

The journey to build and maintain the country’s longest National Scenic Trail begins with you. By joining or renewing your membership during the annual My NCT Membership Drive each September, you’re strengthening your trail community and ensuring that our beloved North Country Trail thrives for generations to come. Your support directly contributes to the maintenance and development of this awe-inspiring trail, preserving the natural beauty that captivates outdoor enthusiasts from across the nation. You can be part of this success.

My NCT gifts will begin shipping in mid-October, and should be received by the end of the month. No gift substitutions are allowed. The gift packages for each level are as is, and you cannot substitute one item for another. If you want 100% of your tax-deductible donation/membership to go toward the NCTA’s mission, you can decline your My NCT gifts when you process your donation/membership online.

My NCT 2023

The 2023 My NCT featured collaborations with The Mitten State and Buff®.

My NCT 2022

Watch these videos to hear why NCTA Chapter members feel being an official part of this Trail Community is so special.

My NCT 2021

In the second year of the program, the NCTA is honored to have collaborated with Minnesota painter and beader Leah Yellowbird.

“I’m Anishinaabe, Ojibwe, Algonquin, and Métis,” explained Leah. “What I do in the style I paint is nature, or my interpretation of nature, or the Ojibwe interpretation of nature. I wanted to do a butterfly because to me, it’s just floating around – it’s beautiful; it’s here, it’s there, that’s the Trail.”

Having only launched the My NCT program in 2020, we set an aggressive goal for 2021 of 400 members joining or renewing. Jerry and Nancy Fennell and Tom and Mary Moberg joined the effort by issuing challenge gifts to help achieve success. And you did it. Over 850 members joined or renewed during this drive. Thank you for being here for the North Country Trail and for showing how much membership matters.⁠


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 Rae Lang (formerly known as Erica Lang) has captured the spirit of the North Country National Scenic Trail through her own unique way of storytelling. Rae and her Woosah brand have created a one-of-a-kind woodblock printmaking design made specifically for NCTA.

Header image by Eric Campbell