North Country Trail Association

Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


The North Country Trail Association values just, diverse, equitable, and inclusive trail experiences.

We are committed to these principles for everyone’s enjoyment of the North Country National Scenic Trail. We strive to better include those who experience barriers to trails by prioritizing equitable solutions to ensure all can connect to and care for the Trail in a way that is meaningful for them.

Approved by the NCTA Board of Directors 12/05/2020


JEDI Mini-Grants

As part of the NCTA commitment to just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive (JEDI) trail access and experiences, we invite applications for the new JEDI Mini-Grant program. These grants are intended to support JEDI-focused affinity groups leading experiences on the North Country Trail. Workshops, programs, day hikes, overnight trips, and other opportunities connecting people to the Trail are eligible for funding between $500 and $1,000. Applications are received and reviewed on a rolling basis and awarded as funding allows. For more information, contact

Header photo by Tyler Dingfelder