Our Stories


2023 Volunteer Awards: Friend of the Trail

  Constance Cox Connie has been the Lead Naturalist at Itasca State Park in Minnesota for over 20 years, and is a great trail advocate. In 2016, when we celebrated 100 years of the National Park Service and 125 years of Minnesota State Parks and Trails, Connie was the main organizer of commemorative monthly hikes […]

Hike the Hill 2024

  by Andrea Ketchmark, NCTA Executive Director A group of North Country Trail Association staff and volunteers headed to Washington DC in February, to meet with members of Congress and federal agency leadership to ensure the North Country National Scenic Trail is recognized when these leaders are making important decisions. Hosted by the American Hiking […]