Our Stories


2022 Outstanding Private Landowner + Trail Protector Awards

  Outstanding Private Landowner Award recipients are private landowners whose leadership, accommodation and active collaboration have substantially benefited the North Country Trail. Edwards Family. In 2005, as the Wampum Chapter (Pa.) was establishing Trail and relationships with landowners, they met John Edwards. John contacted the Chapter and granted permission to host the NCNST on his […]

2022 Blue Blazes Benefactor Awards

  NCTA Blue Blazes Benefactor Award recipients are individuals or households demonstrating vision and generosity through significant monetary or in-kind contribution(s) to the North Country National Scenic Trail or the North Country Trail Association. Loren Bach and Dave Martus. Loren and Dave joined the NCTA in 2005. Their love and dedication to the NCNST and […]

2022 Distinguished Service Awards

The NCTA Distinguished Service Award is in recognition of exceptional volunteer service in furthering the goals of the NCTA, and outstanding contributions toward the dream of the North Country Trail. Recipients are individuals who have made significant commitments and accomplishments over eight years or more. These are the 2022 recipients. Mike Schaeffer. Mike was one […]