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 December 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

NCTA Land Acknowledgement Statement

The North Country Trail Association respectfully acknowledges the North Country National Scenic Trail rests on the ancestral and contemporary homelands of Indigenous peoples. We aspire to recognize those who inhabited and stewarded this land throughout history by treading gently, and treating these places with honor and respect.

Approved by the NCTA Board of Directors March 2022

We invite you to join us in learning more about the Native lands and Indigenous communities near you, and history of the land on which you stand:

Header photo by the Bus for Outdoor Access and Teaching (BOAT), 2022 mini-grant recipient